Jeff Crocker

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Senior Producer and Experience Designer

Los Angeles, CA

CO-FOUNDER, PRODUCER

Mister & Mischief LLC / 2018 – Present 

Immersive and experiential design company focusing on fun-forward interactive experiences designed to delight and connect audiences. Select productions include:

• 40 Watts from Nowhere (2022-2023) – Adaptation of the incredible true story of Sue Carpenter, who created KBLT Silver Lake. Audiences enter an apartment and run this pirate radio station while learning about Sue’s life building this community. 

• Objectivity (2020) – Live interactive online video performance in the style of a self-help webinar for an audience of up to 30. Script design (and expert performers) allowed for every show to be entirely unique.

• Escape from Godot (2018-2019) – Classic theater re-imagined as an escape room. Puzzles versus performance. Hollywood Fringe Festival Premiere, Indiecade Finalist, Denver Film Festival selection. Rated in the top 50 escape rooms in the world. 

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Impact Museums / 2022 – 2023 

Along with Head of Studio, managed Impact’s internal creative department in developing blue-sky LBE concepts through contracting for licensed-IP attractions. Together with Head of Real Estate, VP of Business Development, and Director of Operations, created business models and operations plans for original attractions. 

• Concepts typically ranged 15,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft. with estimated capital show expenditures between $5M – $25M. 

• Managed show development logistics to prepare assets and relevant information to engage internal departments (marketing, venue ops) and external vendors.

PRODUCER

Themespace-Hettema Group (formerly The Hettema Group) / 2021 – 2022

Built and maintained infrastructure of each project’s creative team. Responsibilities included defining and managing all scope and deliverables, work plans, client and vendor contracts, and project budget.  Selected projects include:

• 100th Bomb Group (10,000 sq ft) – Concept Design Package and Preliminary Production plan for World War II exhibit at the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Georgia, USA. 

• TELUS Spark Science Centre (6,500 sq ft) – Exhibit and Media Design Package for family science center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Design brief was to reimagine and elevate the family science centre via First Nations historic knowledge.

• Health First Wellness Villages (two sites; 15 and 22 acres) – Master planning and facility design for healthcare wellness villages on Florida’s Space Coast. Work plan included concept refinement, value engineering, and schematic design packages.

PRESIDENT

Themed Entertainment Association, Western Division Board of Directors / 2015 – 2022

Dedicated to leading, engaging, and empowering our members to maintain an inviting community for themed entertainment professionals. 

• Overseeing committees for education, events, membership, and diversity.

• Collaborating with global association leadership to strategize for increasing member value. 

PROJECT MANAGER

Cinnabar California / 2015 – 2020

Overall manager of design/build projects across museums, theme parks, traveling exhibits, and art installations. Responsibilities include: primary client contact, estimating, site survey, contracting, identifying and managing specialty subcontractors,  domestic and international shipping, and solving the unique challenges that arise on every job.

         Selected jobs:

• Marvel Universe, Shanghai Disneyland. 14,000 Sq Ft. Immersive walk-through attraction.

• Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. 33,000 sq ft. Highly detailed and unique themed environment for companion animal research facility and veterinary clinic. Ask me about building custom tube slides!

• National Museum of Military Vehicles. Dubois, WY. ~80,000 sq ft. Design, fabrication and installation of three galleries for new museum construction in Wyoming: Historic Weapons Vault, World War II gallery, and rotating gallery.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Mousetrappe / 2013 – 2015 

Produced animated media for projection-based fireworks spectaculars. Managed design development, animation teams and FX artists, for final show media delivery and on-site installation. Selected jobs: 

• Disneyland Forever (Anaheim, CA) 2015

• Frozen Castle Lighting (Orlando, FL) 2014

• Once Upon a Time (Tokyo, Japan) 2014

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