Athena Demos

Athena Demos is co-founder and CEO of Big Rock Creative (BRC), an award-winning XR experience company creating groundbreaking experiences for global clients. Big Rock Creative won the Producer’s Guild Award for Innovation, the Aurea Award for creativity, the No Proscenium award for Best VR experience of 2020, the Hermes' Platinum Award, and the Auggie Award for Best Societal Impact of 2022. With over 20 years of experience producing iconic events, like the LA Burning Man Decompression Arts and Music Celebration, as well as  the Art of Change Inaugural Ball for President Obama in LA, she transitioned to the metaverse to produce BRCvr (Black Rock City Virtual Reality). BRCvr is an official virtual Burning Man Experience whose scope is unprecedented in the VR space. Athena produced internationally recognized social impact projects such as Breonna’s Garden which premiered at SXSW 2022. She has developed a philosophical approach to guiding humanity to build a foundational fabric for creative collaboration in the metaverse. As a result, she has been quoted in leading books, articles and spoken at leading industry events.

She spent 8+ years as the PM of two time Academy Award-winning documentary film company, Moriah Films.

In October 2020, Athena took the documentary series she was working on before Covid about indigenous women, called In Her Shoes,  and her VR/XR knowledge and combined them to produce a 360 VR documentary. It was shot in Teotitlan de Valle, Mexico about a Zapoteca family celebrating their most holy holiday, Dia de Los Muertos, during the deadly pandemic (currently in post production). 

Doug Jacobson

has been in the film industry since he graduated from USC film school in the 90’s. Over the course of his career he has written, directed and edited several festival award-winning narratives and documentaries. Out of film school, Doug began documenting of the Los Angeles underground scene of the 90’s, which led to attend Burning Man in 1998. The insanely visual environment inspired Doug to begin photographing and filming Black Rock City and related events. Soon he became active in the LA regional community and a camp leader. Eventually, he made the classic Burning Man documentary “Journey to the Flames” which has sold and been screened both nationally and internationally.

Doug is also one of the camp leaders of the “Black Rock Yearbook” arguably one of the largest and longest-running photography projects in Burning Man history. Every year, he produces the Yearbook - a photo book filled with thousands of individual Black Rock City Participants, group camp photos and art. A lover of technology and new ways of story telling, Doug has been spending time in VR - shooting 3D video and helping build and guide other
users thru Alternative realities in digital space.


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