Meet our newest producer extraordinaire: David Perry! We are beyond excited to have him on the Fivestone team. David comes to us with a strong background in live film production. Find out more about him below:
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I grew up in the former Soviet Union, Latvia, and started off in music and theatre. I was pretty heavily involved in film scoring when I was exposed to film editing, and just the endless ways a story could be cut together. So I dove into editing, and was mentored by a fantastic film editor. From there I moved into writing, directing and producing, and slowly moved up and progressed in bigger budgets, scope and audience engagement. I also have a real entrepreneurial side. I am always looking for value and opportunities to capitalize on. That’s what I love about entertainment and the arts in general. It’s the true synergy of creativity and commerce.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
I love telling stories and finding the most powerful way they should be communicated to fit a specific audience. And then creating something that compels a specific response, whatever that may be. I also love working with people. One of the reasons I got involved in film was the fact that you get to work with so many different people, all collaborating and pouring their guts into making one little story become a reality. That is a pretty powerful thing.
I wanted to get more into the animation side of things. My background was mostly in live action, but I believe in the animation and interactive form of storytelling and engagement and wanted to pursue mastering it. I believe that Fivestone does that better than anyone in town, and so wanted to immerse myself in their knowledge and expertise, and add that skillset to my arsenal.
ANY SPECIFIC GOALS?
I would love for Fivestone to start producing some films. I think that the ability to tell compelling stories is a strength here, and I believe that the time is coming for us to produce our own films, and get that out to a global audience. I am a big believer in both the business and artistry of film.
I am pretty obsessed with donuts, am always going through a cycle of new hair and facial hair styles, and am a huge foodie.