IN UNISON TEAMS
EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION :
HUNTER RICHARDS | Co-founder: Buda Vida & Save The Humans, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: In Unison
Hunter has spent the last two decades in LA and New York as a filmmaker, activist, and entrepreneur. Hunter sold his first original screenplay to Paramount Studios in a 7-figure writing/producing deal, and was employed as a screenwriter and script doctor for several major studios – selling a series of TV pilots to FX, E! and Spelling.
In 2006, Hunter wrote & directed his first feature film with Sony Studios starring Chris Evans, Jessica Biel, Jason Statham, and Isla Fisher. Between film projects, Hunter architected viral campaigns for movies like The Cove to help end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. In 2012, Hunter co-founded the international gender equality movement Free The Nipple that generated billions of impressions to help raise awareness and pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with celebrity advocates such as: Banksy, Shepard Fairy, Liv Tyler, Cara Delivgne, Rihana, Suki Waterhouse, Miley Cyrus, and Kendall Jenner.
In 2018, Hunter co-founded BUDA VIDA … a sustainable “seed to table” non-profit restaurant to help employ and feed homeless families, youth and women. Most recently, Hunter sold his original Sci-Fi screenplay “Counting Sheep” that he is presently casting and producing – scheduled to begin principal photography in June, 2019.
SHARON MCCUBBIN | DIRECTOR OF K-12 EDUCATION: IN UNISON
Sharon is a highly-accomplished educator who helps to advance children’s education in multiple ways in public and private school systems around the world. She guides students in gaining self-efficacy and supports their social-emotional learning through meaningful work in well-prepared and engaging environments. She co-creates powerful learning experiences with students, families, peers, and the community that are innovative and are designed to have a lasting positive impact, far into the future.
Sharon co-founded the Irvine Elementary Math Network (IEMN) to provide an ongoing forum for professional educators and the community to connect and share research and best practices in mathematics. Sharon is a leader in children’s literacy and holds multiple National Board Certifications in language and literacy acquisition. Sharon is accomplished in Montessori Pedagogy 0-12, Peace Education, curriculum design, and instruction. She is an active member of the Association Montessori International (AMI) and with the AMI Educateurs sans Frontieres (EsF), an organization devoted to social reform to benefit children and families on a global basis. Sharon was a 2015 Innovative Teacher honoree and currently serves as a Team Kids Teacher Ambassador and works with the In Unison Foundation.
KEN WYRICK | CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY LIAISON: IN UNISON
Ken's career spans fields including neighborhood councils, education, consumer research, healthcare and quality control. His areas of expertise and interest are in fostering community awareness and collaborations; developing community educational programs and websites; producing- video/multi-media presentations; facilitating events; fundraising and fine art curatorial consulting services.
Ken is a teacher and mentors students in computer software applications and project management. His passion is Arts & Teknowledgy; Information Communications Teknowledgist; and as a Black Speculative Artist for Advanced Distributed Learning. Ken is also a retired Fine Arts Conservator.
MARCELA OLIVA | PROFESSOR: IN UNISON
Professor Marcela Oliva has been teaching Architecture and Environmental Design at LATTC for over 8 years. She serves as a team member of the NASA Knowledge Architecture team.
Additionally, she has partnered with the LAUSD High School Interesting Students Exploring Excellence (iSEE) program. Their efforts have facilitated the first and largest High School initiative, offering transfer courses in the Architecture and Engineering field to accredited programs.
Professor Oliva’s students are currently modeling building envelopes as a living organism, exploring “green design retrofit” for cargo containers, and visualizing urban design strategies in real time using: smart mapping, smart tools, nature’s patterns/structures, biomechanics for space making, and multiple layers of information, energy simulations, eco-economic strategies, rapid prototypes, cognitive strategies and recording of human potential.
PRODUCTION TEAM :
STEFFEN WILD | PRESIDENT: FX3X ANIMATION, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA & games: IN UNISON
Extensive expertise in high end visual effects and animation for feature film…
Steffen is a founding member of In Unison our Director of Educational Games & Social Media. He brings an in-depth view of today’s Game, VR & AR technologies to FX3X Animation, Inc. As President & Creative Supervisor he connects the needs of game-engine based virtual, interactive & Augmented Reality productions with the creative immersive experience appreciated by gamers and general audiences alike, who are expecting the best from Hollywood's Entertainment community. Having played key-roles on A-list movie productions such as the academy award-winning visual effects for Independence Day (ID4), Godzilla or the academy award nominated Stuart Little 1, Steffen spearheaded the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop’s expanding efforts in innovative animation technologies, virtual studio productions and the creation of new ways of visual storytelling.
As SVP of Digital Puppetry and Visual Effects, he crafted new production techniques using proprietary game engine modules to expand the studio’s innovation and cutting-edge technologies. Projects include, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Simpsons’ Movie. Shows include Sid the Science Kid (PBS) and Splash & Bubbles, which won the Parent's Choice Gold Award in 2017 where Henson, Steffen and his FX3X team delivered over twenty hours of animated television content to Netflix and PBS in just one year. Steffen brings an expansive expertise in effectively leading different teams of Visual Effects and Animation Artists including Technologists and Production Groups to his projects.
CHUCK PEIL | CREATIVE DIRECTOR: IN UNISON
Chuck Peil is the Vice President of Business Development and Executive Producer at Reel FX, Inc., specializing in movie, music, TV, sports and entertainment production.
The company of over one hundred highly specialized employees, has offices both in Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California.
Clients include the Walt Disney Co., Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, and music and recording artists Pink, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, and many others.
Reel FX credits include animated motion picture successes, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, and soon to be released, Cirque du Soleil in IMAX 3D.
The company specializes in concept development, animation, audio, editorial, turn-key, motion design, music videos, visual effects, title sequences, live venue, and much more.
Paul Barnes | SITE PLANNER + DEVELOPER:
Paul has lived in Las Vegas for 28 years and been involved in the construction, transformation and constant re-branding of the Las Vegas entertainment industry since his arrival from Orange County. Business in Las Vegas is done the old fashion way with a heavy influence on reputation and relationships.
Being affiliated and working on projects with mid-level managers before they moved into decision making positions provides a keen awareness of access and due process.
Paul provides our business with the patience and timing template to leverage and compromise.