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THEMED ENTERTAINMENT
CASE STUDIES

Sea World, Yas Island - A Pearl Diver's Life

A PEARL DIVER'S LIFE
SEA WORLD, YAS ISLAND - ABU DHABI

With the objective of creating two highly interactive live shows to open the new Sea World in Abu Dhabi, it was important that the shows be founded in the traditions and heritage of the Emirates. A Pearl Diver’s Life invites guests to discover the fascinating history and traditions of pearl diving in Abu Dhabi. Hamad, a storyteller who is a font of knowledge about every aspect of pearl-diving, challenges two modern Emirati teens to re-enact a typical day in a pearl diver’s life.

ROLE: CREATIVE DIRECTOR

  • Creative leadership from initial concept through development, and production phases

  • Script writing

  • Stage Direction

Sea World, Yas Island - The Fisherman and the Mermaid

THE FISHERMAN & THE MERMAID
SEA WORLD, YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI

In contrast to a Pearl Diver's Life, the Fisherman and the Mermaid is a fable about an unexpected encounter that encourages a young teen to overcome his fears and explore the wonders that lie beneath the waves off the shores of Abu Dhabi. Guests are transported from reality into the wondrous world of story and back again, for an unforgettable experience. In addition to transmitting the cultural traditions of the region, both shows also carry elements that demonstrate the Sea World brand's core values.

ROLE: CREATIVE DIRECTOR

  • Creative leadership from initial concept through development, and production phases

  • Script writing

  • Stage Direction

Season of the Force

STAR WARS: A GALACTIC CELEBRATION
DISNEYLAND PARIS

​Disneyland Paris wanted to bring new excitement to the Walt Disney Studios with a versatile infrastructure that would provide a thrilling entertainment experience every day, regardless of weather conditions. In addition, it would be the stage for an epic night-time spectacular that could host the most popular Disney franchises. The final installation included a mobile modulable stage, an LED screen, 16 video projectors  to cover the 2,500 m2 surface of the Tower of Terror, as well as 80 light projectors and a 360° sound design to provide a truly immersive experience. The stage opened with a magnificent immersive hommage to the Star Wars saga.

ROLE: CREATIVE LEAD / SENIOR SHOW WRITER

  • Creative leadership from high concept through final pitch

  • Deck creation and pitching to Disney and Lucas executives

  • Creative concept development

Forest of Enchantment

FOREST OF ENCHANTMENT
DISNEYLAND PARIS

The Forest of Enchantment was a Disneyland Paris exclusive, designed to bring life to Frontierland and showcase some of Disney's most beloved (but rarely seen) characters in a musical adventure celebrating nature. Narrated by a storyteller and her band of merry sprites, the show featured a set inspired by pop-up books, with each new story literally unfolding to reveal a surprise.

ROLE: SENIOR SHOW WRITER

  • Creative leadership from high concept through development (sets and costumes)

  • Script writing

Frozen Sing Along

FROZEN SING-ALONG
DISNEYLAND PARIS

This interactive ice-themed musical show invited audiences to sing along to some of Frozen’s most famous songs. Starring the famous sisters, Anna and Elsa, it also featured Kristoff and for the first time ever on stage, Olaf. Performed in both French and English, the show relied on visual storytelling to include people of all languages in the fun.

ROLE: SENIOR SHOW WRITER

  • High concept, show flow and script writing

 

AWARDS

  • 2015 Parksmania Award: Best European Seasonal Event

Jedi Training Academy

THE JEDI TRAINING ACADEMY
DISNEYLAND PARIS

This was the the first ever theatrical version of the Jedi Training Academy. The goal was to create an exciting show that would appeal to all, even those who didn't have a child performing on stage. Redesigned costumes for the Padawans, innovative tech interactions between the light sabers and the stage set, not to mention a levitating R2D2 when the Padawans used their collective Force, were all part of the fun.

ROLE: SHOW DIRECTOR / SENIOR SHOW WRITER

  • Creative leadership from initial concept through completion

  • Script writing

  • Stage direction

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