Virtual Reality as a new frontier of cinematic storytelling: join us to experience Virtual Reality 3D POV action film Agent Emerson and chat with the filmmaking team behind it.
Choose a time slot on the RSVP form, watch the 15-minute VR film, then stay and chat with the amazing team who created it!
The Filmmaking Team
Ilya Rozhkov - Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer of Agent Emerson
Ilya Rozhkov is an award-winning director - one of the youngest members of the Director's Guild of Russia. He moved to California in 2013 and attended the New York Film Academy.
Rozhkov directed award-winning short films including the Wes- Andersonesque Sabre Dance, starring Greg Louganis as ‘Salvador Dalí.’ His films have been distributed worldwide, featured on NBC and screened at over 50+ festivals winning numerous awards, including "Best Picture" and "Best Director”.
In 2016, he partnered with Academy Award-nominated veteran production studio CTB, along with The Rogue Initiative - a leading entertainment and technology studio driven by multi-award- winning industry veterans, on his debut VR Film Agent Emerson.
Ilya has had the honor of being selected to participate in the coveted Oculus Launch Pad VR Bootcamp at the Facebook headquarters and is a recurrent guest panelist at Digital Hollywood.
BRAD ETHERIDGE - VP OF DEVELOPMENT AT ROGUE INITIATIVE - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF AGENT EMERSON
As a lead development executive at Rogue Initiative, Brad is responsible for input for both creative and business development. Brad’s diverse range of duties includes working with directors, writers, and producers on film, TV, and VR projects, managing Rogue’s internal team of game developers, and interfacing with contacts in various industries for everything from investment to content distribution opportunities.
Prior to starting at Rogue in early 2016, Brad served as executive assistant to New Regency's CEO Brad Weston. Films that were produced and released during his time at the company include Birdman, Gone Girl, The Big Short, and The Revenant. Before that, he spent 2 years at William Morris Endeavor managing the desks of two senior partner agents who represented talent and literary clients including Michael Bay, Ben Stiller, Pete Berg, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jon M. Chu, and Jack Thorne.
RADHIKA WOMACK - LINE PRODUCER OF AGENT EMERSON
Radhika cut her teeth in the Indian film industry, producing commercials in India. After moving to the U.S. she has produced a number of feature films, shorts, documentaries and music videos.
Her most recent credits include producing the feature film In This Gray Place and line-producing Agent Emerson – a first of it’s kind Virtual Reality 360° POV Film.
She has also worked on the Emmy® Nominated show Shut Up and Dribble executive produced by LeBron James, and Food Evolution, a documentary directed by Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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