In the fall of 2017 Eko will be launching a full slate of interactive shows created by a host of creative minds from across fandom and in association with Sony, MGM and Warner. Come see exclusive footage of the series and chat with the creators about their respective approaches to interactive narratives and what it means to give viewers control of a character’s psyche. Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Room 5AB
MILANA VAYNTRUB will next be seen playing the Marvel universe fan-favorite role of Squirrel Girl in the Marvel comedy series NEW WARRIORS at Freeform. Recently she recurred on the breakout new series THIS IS US at NBC. Previously she starred in Paul Feig’s comedy series OTHER SPACE at Yahoo. Other television credits include SILICON VALLEY (HBO), CALIFORNICATION (Showtime), LOVE (Netflix) and HOUSE OF LIES (Showtime). On the feature side, she has had cameos in GHOSTBUSTERS (Paul Feig) and A FUTILE & STUPID GESTURE(David Wain’s National Lampoon Biopic). Although Milana was previously most recognized for portraying "Lily" in a long running campaign for AT&T, last year, she released a documentary entitled Can't Do Nothing: Refugees in Lesbos. The documentary turned into the #CantDoNothing movement, which contributed to the building of schools outside refugee camps, providing emergency medical vehicles and prescription eyeglasses.
Sandeep is a talented writer/director/actor. He is best known for playing the affable stalker Zaboo on multi-award winning web series THE GUILD, with over 400 million views online, Netflix and the XBox. His TV appearances include NEW GIRL, CALIFORNICATION, COMMUNITY, and THE CRAZY ONES. He is also known for creating and directing Comedy Central's online smash hit THE LEGEND OF NEIL about a guy who gets sucked into a fantasy video game Zelda and has to fight his way out; SAVE THE SUPERS, a digital series he wrote, directed and starred in about a team of cash-strapped super heroes who start a reality show, guest starring Seth Green; and THE REAL HOUSWIVES OF HORROR from Nerdist which won Best Ensemble Performance and Best Comedy Series at the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards. His recent projects include writing and producing the digital series MISS 2059 for New Form Digital & Verizon/Go90, directing/writing and creating the interactive series THAT MOMENT WHEN for EKO, and hosting Defy Media's SUPER FAN BUILDS. Sandeep is currently a staff writer and guest voice on Nickelodeon's GLITCH TECHS. He is also the force behind the stand up & sketch comedy community EFFINFUNNY which produces a live benefit show in LA every month with prominent comedians like Kyle Kinane, Brent Morin, Tone Bell & more and has raised over $10,000 for charity since 2015.
Graham Reznick is a writer, director, sound designer and musician. With Larry Fessenden and Supermassive Games, he co-wrote the BAFTA winning PS4 game UNTIL DAWN and its PSVR tie-in, RUSH OF BLOOD. Graham directed the critically acclaimed 2009 experimental horror film I CAN SEE YOU, the iTunes hit audio drama THE CHAMBERS TAPE, and has designed sound for feature films by Jon Watts, Ti West, Jim Mickle, Fessenden and more.
Lindsay Pulsipher is an American actress. She has had several roles in film and television, she is best known for HBO's True Blood, and Hatfields & McCoys (2012). She was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, with five siblings, and was inspired to be an actor by her mother, a theater actress. After appearing in several roles from 2000 to 2003 in the television series, Touched by an Angel, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of a career in acting. She also starred in the TV Series The Beast starring Patrick Swayze.
Director Ben Conrad (co-founder Donut + GenPop) is largely impacting the entertainment space from viral video to the big screen. Whether he’s directing sequences for films such as The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man, or creative director for Beyonce’s stage visuals for the singer’s worldwide Formation World Tour, Conrad is constantly setting the ever-rising bar, and setting it high. Conrad helmed the wildly viral Gymkhana series that has Car and Driver Magazine referring to he and fellow partners as “Masters of the Hooniverse.” The Gymkhana Films have been named by AdWeek as the “Most Shared Ad Franchise of All Time’, and won successive awards from the likes of YouTube, two Gold Pencil wins from the One Show, and a nomination for Best Production by AICP. From dominating the digital space with viral views in the 200 millions to creating the award-winning title sequences in the motion picture Zombieland, Conrad not only lives on the forefront of big entertainment, he continues to define it.
Creator of Exploding Kittens, the highest backed Kickstarter in history. A pioneer in interactive and immersive narrative. Creator of EXP an interactive show with Eko and Sony. Recently working with Hulu, Netflix and Facebook to define a new age of entertainment. Executive Creative Director of Shell’s 'Make the Future' campaign, resulting in 260 million views.
Alex Albrecht is an American television personality, actor, podcaster and movie producer. He is known for co-hosting the former G4techTV television program The Screen Savers, an hour-long computer and technology variety show, as well as the weekly podcast Diggnation and the weekday podcast The Totally Rad Show on the Revision3 network. He is currently hosting the weekly podcast The Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison and Alex on the Nerdist network. He has also hosted Activision/Blizzard’s yearly convention BlizzCon for the last two years in a row. In the summer of 2017 he will begin filming the independent sci-fi feature "Last" as the first feature film produced and distributed by his new company Mystopia Entertainment.