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Brooklyn-based production company Voyager is cleared for landing on the West Coast, establishing an office in Playa Vista to be helmed by managing partner David Brickel while EP Andrew Hutcheson will continue to lead their Brooklyn flagship office. Hutcheson will be joined in New York by new head of production, Alissa Feldbau.
Feldbau joins Voyager from Arnold, where she cut her teeth over the past seven years as a broadcast producer. Her extensive agency experience will serve as a tremendous boon to the growing production house.
Partner David Brickel passes the head of production torch in exchange for the good vibes, California sun, and heavy traffic in the City of Angels - he will be heading up new business development on the West Coast.
“There's a prevailing myth that a startup should expand rapidly, but I find growth for growth's sake to be antithetical to our mission of fostering a healthy, sustainable creative culture. With that in mind, today’s announcement has been a long time coming,” explained EP Hutcheson. “We’ve always been very careful to ensure that our growth does not come at the expense of the quality of our work. Sometimes the stars just align, though, and I’m tremendously excited about this opportunity for David to establish a West Coast presence so that we can better serve our existing clients and build new, fruitful relationships."
“I’m ecstatic we’re taking this important step in becoming a bicoastal company while also shoring up our production arm at the same time. We’re ready, and I’m looking forward to strengthening and expanding our relationships both here in LA as well as up and down the West Coast,” added managing partner Brickel. “And I’ve known Alissa for a number of years now, so I am confident she will not only step into the role with grace but elevate the position at the same time. Westwards and upwards!”
"With a quickly growing reputation in the industry for unique and innovative work, I'd always kept an eye on Voyager as an agency producer," says newly-hired head of production Alissa Feldbau. "So when the opportunity presented itself to work with them, I leapt at the chance! I am thrilled to join the team and work alongside Voyager's roster of amazing talent, to share in their mission to sustain filmmakers and to support the art of filmmaking."
"All of us at Voyager got into this through a sheer love of filmmaking,” added Hutcheson, “and in welcoming Alissa to the team here in New York I’m confident we’ve found someone who shares both our passion for the craft and the work itself. I can’t wait to see the ways in which her agency background will help elevate our approach as well as our ability to be even better partners to our clients.”
Voyager burst onto the production company scene in 2015 with founding director Charles Frank’s intimate documentaries and quickly established itself as an incubator for new talent, garnering its directors awards at D&AD, Cannes, One Screen and CLIOs, in addition to eleven Vimeo Staff Picks. Voyager’s roster consists of partner Charles Frank, director / editor Caitlyn Green (HBO’s The Jinx), cinematic storyteller Marcus Tortorici and experimental documentarian Andrew Litten. Voyager has recently worked for brands such as 1800 Tequila, Facebook and Champion and have collaborated with agencies Deutsch, R/GA and BBDO among many others.Voyager, 1 year ago