Don’t believe the hype, teenagers have it rough. Besides facing constant scrutiny from parents, teachers, and the media, they’re entering the workforce at one of the most uncertain times in modern history. Maybe that’s why more than 80% of teens want to be able to harness the power of the sharing economy to earn a living. We created Share Wars to introduce teens to the underlying economic principles that are helping the sharing economy rewrite the rules of work and income.
Luke and Obi-Wan must join forces on a daring mission to catch an Uber and get the hell out of Tatooine. Stuck in space cab territory, they seek the help of a rebel pilot named Han Solo and his loyal dog Chewie. Will they get out of Tatooine alive, or will they be stuck drinking lukewarm beer in this sandy dump forever?
Episode VIII: "Who's your daddy?"
In the galactic battle of the century, Luke must face off against his own father, Darth Vader, to prove once and for all that the Force of Innovation is within him. Will Luke follow his dreams and get a five star rating or will he end up selling out for a 9 to 5 at the Empire’s IT department?
Episode IX: "Chilling with Han"
After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, Lando is closer than ever to getting his business off the ground. But there’s a catch. What will happen when his top donor starts taking things a bit too...literally.
Episode X: "Destruction Delays"
Already the most expensive public works project in the history of the galaxy, the Death Star is still 40 years from completion. Plagued by overruns and delayed by an Imperial Union strike, the Death Star is bankrupting the Imperial Reserve Bank. More importantly, it’s ruining Darth Vader’s day.
Episode XI: "Alderaan Places"
Luke Skywalker is on his way to being a full-fledged code grenade when he gains entry into the illustrious Jedi University. Yet, reality checks in quickly when he realizes coding classes are being pushed aside for pre-requisites including old school push ups and vine climbing. Will Luke decide a degree is worth it or go rogue and use the force of Innovation to forge his own path?
Episode XII: "Get a Room"
There’s only one thing Anakin loves more than Padme: hot hotel deals. With spring break in full swing, will Padme be able to convince Anakin to embrace innovation and book an Airbnb?
Bryan has over 10 years experience working in the Motion Design, Visual FX and Compositing fields of post production. Over the years, Bryan has worked for clients such as: Verizon, Diageo, Dell and 3M. While not working on commercial projects, Bryan is interested in pursuing his passion for film making. In 2011 he won an award for his Visual FX work on the short film “No Record”.
Head of Digital Marketing
Cody is an experienced digital marketing and content strategist with specialities in SEM, social media and conversion optimization. He began his career copywriting before moving into managing multi-million dollar advertising budgets for Software Advice, a Gartner company. When not obsessing over driving results for clients, Cody can be found playing soccer, buried in a book, or at the movie theater.
Dani has been a great organizer of things and corrector of grammar since she was a wee child. (Nicely, though. She’s from Minnesota.) Her professional journey started in the Publishing industry and quickly evolved to Marketing and Advertising. She’s implemented Project Management departments from the ground up at multiple small agencies, and she’s managed projects for companies like Cadillac, Dow Jones, and Medtronic. When she’s not busy wrangling team members, she’s likely nostalgically binge watching 90s television shows, making food, or vintage treasure-hunting.
Equal parts producer and North Carolina gentleman, Dwight Fisher left a career in finance to follow his big screen dreams to Austin, TX. The seasoned film/television producer has worked for the likes of American Crime, Shipping Wars and the indie feature Seven Chinese Brothers before coming to EO. In 2014 he wrote and directed, Murder Trust, a short film screened at the Kansas City Film Festival.
CEO + Exec Creative Director
The big man, El Jefe, our fearless leader. John Papola leads the EO team with equal parts passion and rigor. John began his career broadcast TV, creating award-winning feature content and developing industry-leading branding practices for networks like Spike and Nickelodeon. As our CEO and ECD, John drives EO’s core purpose — serving mission-driven brands.
Head of Post Production
A 15-year veteran of broadcast television, Josh leads our post-production team to discover creative solutions that refine and advance brand stories. As a post-production supervisor in New York, Josh produced numerous award-winning campaigns for brands like Nicktoons, Spike, and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Talent scout. Unstoppable force. Lisa Versaci is a veteran producer who launched her career writing and producing long form Nickelodeon specials while shaking things up with her successful branding and marketing ideas. Passionate about animal rights and the food we eat, Lisa single-handedly brought a vegetarian burger to the national Burger King menu and co-wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed documentary, At the Fork.
Marshall Walker Lee
Associate Creative Director
As a copywriter, project manager, and consultant Marshall has worked with global brands including Ford, Prudential Financial, Walgreens, Dun & Bradstreet, Thrillist, and The Kellogg Foundation. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where the frigid winters forced him to spend most of his time reading joke books and writing thinly-veiled autobiographical novels.
Head of Operations
Michele’s role spans from managing projects and client expectations, to the behind the scenes business at EO in an accounting and human resources capacity. Michele hails from a post prodcution background where she was executive producer at charlieuniformtango, a post production facility in the southwest. She also owned and operated a children’s educational DVD business for 5 years where she developed skills in managing small businesses.
Digital Marketing Analyst
Syed is passionate about data science, visualization, and statistics education. He strongly believes in the importance of scientific and responsible data analysis in every area that uses data as a source of insight or to solve problems. Offline, he tries to avoid the screen as much as possible. He enjoys cooking food, traveling and biking.
Head of Production
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As a creative executive and producer, Teryn has overseen all facets of production from modestly budgeted independent films to large studio movies. She learned the ropes running development departments for Sony, Fox, and Disney and her expertise was honed in the world of documentary filmmaking, with the award winning SKID ROW. Teryn’s journey took her to EO where she’s running production and producing ABUNDANCE in partnership with American Enterprise Institute.