WE'RE A FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION COMPANY THAT DEVELOPS MULTI-PLATFORM CONTENT FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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WE'RE LOTS OF FUN, EMMY AWARD WINNERS AND HAVE SOME SERIOUSLY SMART & CREATIVE PEOPLE THAT LOVE WHAT THEY DO


 
 

We have multiple divisions that excel in these areas:

LIVE ACTION PRODUCTION

DESIGN & ANIMATION

EDITORIAL

 

We apply that expertise to these types of projects:

COMMERCIALS

BRANDED CONTENT

VIRTUAL REALITY

PROMOS

MAIN TITLES

DESIGN PACKAGES

IN-SHOW GRAPHICS

LONG FORM CONTENT

 

 

WHO WE ARE

 

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  STEVE PETERSEN

   CO-FOUNDER / DIRECTOR  

Steve Petersen is an award-winning, Cuban-American, filmmaker who has extensive experience directing live-action and VFX.  He speaks English and Spanish.

Petersen combines his love of storytelling with his design background to create new and fresh styles of visual execution. He continually brings this aesthetic to his short form work in the advertising industry and to the long-form work he has produced and directed. He is a member of the PGA and the Television Academy.  In 2015 he won an Emmy for his show FUTURE CATS on National Geographic Channel.

 

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KEN CARLSON

CO-FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ken is a graduate of the University of Florida. He has worked as a senior supervising show producer, photojournalist, and designer.  Ken has directed short form projects for Ubisoft, NFL Network, AMC and Bravo. Ken also owns a dance studio with his wife in Encino, CA

 

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SEAN OWOLO

PARTNER, E.P. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Sean is originally from Connecticut. He is a veteran entertainment executive having spent 10 years in the music industry, before spending the last 4 years in the visual design industry. Sean is an all around great guy, but don’t try calling him at 5am.  He’ll be at the beach on his long board.

 

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CHARLIE POMYKAL

E.P. CREATIVE CONTENT & NEW BUSINESS LEAD

Charlie is native Texan and connector by birth and an Angeleno by choice since 1999.  He's a proud doggie daddy of two, thrives to connect talent, develop creative and produce content for all platforms.  His career has allowed him to work with some of the best in independent film, original music, brand marketing and advertising.  As a film and communication graduate from the University of Texas in Austin, he proved to be both a creative and business minded thinker and collaborator.  You'll find Charlie's natural enthusiasm and passion to be infectious for all. 

 
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LAWRENCE JONES

CREATIVE STRATEGIST

Lawrence Jones is an award-winning producer & creative strategist who’s leverage his 15 years of experience in making powerful promotional campaigns for major networks, movies, social media outlets and top-ranked brands. Such popular brands like The Tyra Banks show, Criss Angel’s Mindfreak, TMZ, Family Guy, The Simpsons & South Park. Recent graduate of the Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services Leadership Program.

 

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CRYSTAL DEONES

SENIOR PRODUCER

Crystal was born and raised in Los Angeles, and brings her many years of motion graphics production experience to the already seasoned team here at BIG MACHINE. She’s produced for all types of projects, such as movie titles and trailers, commercials, interactive Web content and award shows. With her attention to detail and obsession with organization, Crystal has never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like.

 
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CHAD ENGEL

PRODUCER

Chad’s midwest charm comes from growing up in Michigan where he graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy majoring in Motion Picture Arts.

Since 2009, Chad has been based in Los Angeles working in production, most recently producing commercial spots for brands such as Carmax, Geico and A&E networks.  

His creative curiosities include SFX makeup and screen writing. His latest goal is to finally learn how to fly.

 
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Emma Eckhoff

STUDIO MANAGER

Emma grew up in Northern Michigan. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Public Relations & Advertising. Her goal is to one day become a producer. Emma brings her organizational skills and optimism to everything she does.