Big Vision Creative is a NY-based, but palm-tree-loving production company founded by Dani Faith Leonard and Alex Cirillo. As producers, we specialize in creative development and while we’re very focused on our TV slate, we also love to produce films that bring the viewer into a world that she previously wasn’t aware of. In both mediums, we gravitate towards comedy and strong social messages, and we value unique POVs.
Recent projects include SXSW-winning feature film THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, currently in theaters, dramatic series TAKE THE NET, which is now in development at Full Screen, and feature film LEZ BOMB, executive produced with Bobby Farrelly and winner of the jury award at the 2018 Bentonville Film Festival. Our TV development slate includes an animated show that follows the lives of three anthropomorphic NYC rats, a series about four adult friends who revamp their childhood Girl Scout program, and a comedy about slaves who find themselves the masters of their own destinies (don’t freak out, it’s really funny).
What really sets us apart is unique business model we established with our inclusion-focused incubator, Big Vision Empty Wallet. We choose talented fellows with compelling POVs to develop work with and the projects that move forward through our incubator feed into BVC. These collaborations have led us to premieres at Sundance & SXSW, sales to major film distributors, streaming platforms, and TV networks, and releases in theaters nationwide. We develop entertaining and unexpected concepts that both indie and mainstream audiences can enjoy.
We require every project that we work on to have an inclusive team. Representation on screen matters to us too, as we’re sure it does to you! Unless you want to see a whole slate of projects about middle-aged white men tricking 20-year-olds into falling in love with them as they save the country/the Great Wall of China/the world from robots/the human race.
In addition to film and TV, the Big Vision founders have produced over 300 interactive events and live productions. They have lead conversations about audience building, distribution, and creative collaboration at the Sundance Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, aTVfest, SeriesFest, and the Downtown Las Vegas Project.
Cirillo got her start at Washington Square Arts & Films where she produced TV pilots, commercials and digital content. Her upcoming short film, A.M. Lukas’ ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE starring Emily Mortimer will be released on TNT and Refinery29 in 2018 as a part of their Shatterbox Anthology, with creative support from the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance Program.
Dani is also a comedian and writer and has a background in theatre. Her comedy work has been featured in Esquire, Nylon, Refinery 29, Entertainment Weekly, and more. This Fall, she wrote and produced a new comedy series for TruTV.
Big Vision is repped by Paradigm and always searching for a new signature tequila cocktail.