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CEO & Co-founder/ Chief Catalyst

Tilo Ponder

Tilo has spent her career of over 25 years as a catalyst for dynamic and integrated media across all platforms, working with a range of corporate and entertainment clients such as; Sony, Warner Bros, Disney, Universal Studios and Fox Studios as well as top production companies such as Los Angeles based Digital Domain and leading video game clients; Electronic Arts, Activision, Namco Bandai among many others.   Her television experience includes working with creative teams for such channels as; BET, MTV, HBO, Fox, VH1, Discovery, Animal Planet, Game Show Network, Sci Fi Channel and with production teams for shows such as; Entertainment Tonight, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Sports Night and others.  Tilo developed and created an entirely new genre of broadcast graphic indent and bumpers- the style of which is ubiquitous and still being used today

Tilo started her career working as a production assistant on numerous film and TV sets eventually moving to the advertising agency world as an Executive Producer where she worked for leading agencies in that capacity.  Her understanding  of effective storytelling served her well, as she spent many years working as an Integrated Media Strategist, helping some of the world’s biggest brands connect with target audiences across traditional and digital platforms.

Tilo serves as a Content Strategist and Media Specialist heading up all WGS business units.

Cris Blyth

Cris is a Emmy nominated director of commercials, TV and documentaries, as well as an 3D animator, editor and Visual Effects Director.  With a technical and artistic career spanning over 25 years, he is considered an industry pioneer.

Cris started in photography when he was 5, and was introduced to computers at the early age of 8 giving him a keen advantage at the time. Cris’s early work was in the UK, where he pioneered the use of 3D cinematic sequences for video games, and was an integral part of the original game ’Worms’ franchise, which is still going today.

Cris was then recruited by the renowned Los Angeles based studio Digital Domain, working on feature films and commercials, where he was part of the team that pioneered the use of CG car commercials, an industry first at the time. Cris ultimately became a vfx supervisor and director, and only left Digital Domain to be the creative director at Riot/Method studios in Santa Monica.

Cris was one of the first owners of a Red Cinema camera, and pushed it’s use within the industry, helping to mature its software and workflows for fellow industry professionals.

During his time as creative director of Riot/Method studios, Cris worked on many high end TV & film projects along with a lot of vfx based commercial work, directing projects for global brands such as; Disney, EA Sports, NBA-Midway, Gatorade, Cisco, Ericsson and Michelin.

During his years he has received numerous accolades. Notably he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the IBM Watson/Jeopardy project. Most recently receiving the “StudioDaily Top50 2018” award, acknowledging 50 global pioneers across multiple disciplines in the TV & Film industry.

Cris has consulted for industry names like Red Cinema, Canon, Apple , Newtek, Avid & Sony to offer advice on future equipment hardware and software designs. Often giving Cris unreleased prototypes of hardware & software before public release.

Cris Blyth’s new fixation is mentoring a talented group of young Kenyans who are defining what’s next in urban media.