The 28th Annual TEA Thea Awards Program

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Advertiser Index 28th Annual Thea Awards Presented by Chimelong April 23, 2022 - The Disneyland Resort Welcome Back from TEA International Board President Chuck Fawcett 3 Thea Awards Gala Production Team Credits 5 Thea Awards Program Acknowledgements 7 TEA Code of Conduct 8 TEA Events Serve the Attractions Industry 9 Meet the Thea Awards Chairpersons 11 History of the Thea Awards 17 How to Create a Thea Awards Submission 21 Doris Hardoon : Buzz Price Thea Award - Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements 91 Thea Classic Award: Night Safari 23 TEA Peter Chernack Award for Distinguished Service: Lynn Allmandinger 59 Thea Catalyst Awards: Sina Bahram and Carmen Smith 87 Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! 27 The Roads to Freedom 29 Indigenous Peoples Experience 31 Stuntronics - Aerial Robotics Technology 39 Symphony: A Virtual Journey into the Heart of Music 41 Level99 45 Reodor Felgen's Hyperakselerator 49 Mario Kart Augmented Reality Themed Ride Technology 51 Gideon's Bakehouse 55 Wētā Workshop Unleashed 61 Super Nintendo World 67 Elephant Springs 77 BOOM! 79 AniMakerspace 83 7thSense 26 AECOM 95 Alcorn McBride 30 Animal Repair Shop 76, 94 AOA 46 Canyon Creative 64 Chimelong 57-58 Christie 66 Color Reflections Las Vegas 34 Demodave Production and Voiceover 56 Disney Live Entertainment 14 Electrosonic 84 EOS Lightmedia 81 Europa-Park Resort 18 EXP 48 FAR Out! Creative Direction 81 Garner Holt Productions 85-86 Huitt-Zollars 28 Hypervsn 92 IAAPA 89 IA Stage 50 Jora Vision 73 "la Caixa" Foundation 44 Let's Talk People 37 Mad Systems 1 Moment Factory 20 The Companies of Nassal 76 Nolan Heimann 30 Kile Ozier - The Guy 47 Panasonic Connect 74, 82 Puy du Fou 40 RabCup 65 RWS Entertainment Group 22 Stantec 38 Studio 407 56 TEA Past Presidents Committee 75 Tech MD 78 Thea Trophy Ordering 10 THG 54 Universal Creative 70 Valtech Themed Entertainment Studio 72 VCI Event Technology 92 Vekoma 6 Visual Terrain 60 Walt Disney Imagineering 90 Zeitgeist 74

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the world of the TEA Thea Awards!

This year marks our return to the glamorous Gala at the Disneyland Hotel. I have been especially excited about participating this year - which is my second and final year as TEA President - because frankly, due to this pandemic, it will be my one and only time to see all of you in person and proudly represent you as your President at the Theas. Bittersweet - but exciting at the same time.

I am proud that we kept the TEA Thea Awards cycle going even in the face of the pandemic, honoring the recipients in style with successful virtual events. But I can’t contain my excitement about once again gathering in person in April - the opportunity to see everyone and celebrate the best our industry has to offer.

I have been so grateful this past year for the opportunity to steer the TEA through these choppy waters. Now, as the waters calm, when I look at the current slate of Thea recipients I am overawed. I try to imagine what each of these talented project teams went through to produce amazing work in light of the enormous challenges they and our industry have faced overall. I can only imagine the Zoom fatigue and feelings of isolation that all encountered. And yet, the work is so brilliant, varied and fresh, showing us not only new directions in creativity and guest experience - but new ways of collaborating and new workflows.

There is a strong message of optimism that I would love to convey. I can see a growing mountain of success for all of us - it’s right around the corner and while I can’t predict exactly what or how, I know that over the next few years our industry will deliver a new crop of innovation, disruption, re-invention

and excellence. Every year, the new Thea Awards recipients clearly demonstrate this to us!

For the 28th Thea Awards a new category was introduced - the Catalyst Award. I am particularly excited about its addition and so proud of the recipients, Sina Bahram and Carmen Smith: two amazing individuals who have helped to promote diversity and accessibility within our industry.

I am also proud to be able to shine a light on location-based entertainment projects from around the world, a wide range that includes some great theme parks but goes far and beyond - as has been part of the tradition of the Theas for many years. We are lucky to have the Thea Awards and our hardworking committee out there to help discover those projects, to celebrate them and bring them to our attention.

Luc Mayrand, the 28th Thea Awards Judging Committee Chair, deserves great praise and I want to personally thank Luc for his dedication to the process. I have so enjoyed our many spirited discussions as

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well as the friendship we forged along the way. Fri Forjindam will be next in the spotlight as committee chair, and I have no doubt she will be brilliant and offer new and fresh perspective and leadership as our industry continues to evolve and grow.

As you may know we’ve had more challenges than just the pandemic over the past couple of years, with TEA going through a re-visioning process and taking on a new staff headed by our new Executive Director, the very capable Lindsey Nelson. We also achieved a major milestone in TEA’s goals of global growth by establishing the TEA China office in Shanghai.

I hope to see and hear from many more of you as we go through the year and our in-person events continue to revive, including the TEA SATE conferences and TEA Division events all over the world.

President Chuck Fawcett Medici XD

President elect Melissa Ruminot The Companies of Nassal

Vice President Matt Barton 7thSense Design

Vice President Nathan Jones Medici XD

Vice President Shannon Martin Color Reflections

treasurer Anthony Pruett THG secretary Evi Sari

Paramount Themed Entertainment Asia

THEMED ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022

immediate Past President Michael Blau Adirondack Studios

President, asia Pacific diVision Miia Tahtinen Sanderson Group International Pty.

President, eastern north america diVision Gregory Senner Scenario

President, euroPe & middle east diVision Yael Coifman Leisure Development Partners

President, Western north american diVision Jeff Crocker THG David Aion Soft Play Marissa Blake Experience Designer Ifat Caspi P&P Projects

Chris Conte Electrosonic Christian Kubsch Walt Disney Imagineering

Chris Lange

Chris Lange Creative Consultant

Dan Memis Universal Creative

Clara J. Rice RWS Entertainment Group

Brian Sands HKS Advisory Services

Peter van Roden Warner Bros. Consumer Products

John Wood Sally Dark Rides associate rePresentatiVe Mk Haley UT Austin

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Thea Awards Gala Production Team Credits

Show Producer/Director

Tom Vannucci, SparkyJax Productions

Associate Producer

Steven Young, Visual Terrain

Art Director

Keith Kaminski

Music Director

Andy Garfield, Pachinko Media

Lighting Designer

Nicole Eng, Visual Terrain

Assistant Lighting Designer

Christina Martin, Visual Terrain

Show Writer

Tom Vannucci, SparkyJax Productions

Video Content Design

Zachary Borovay, Visual Terrain

Associate Screens Producer Pablo Molina, Visual Terrain

Production Stage Manager

Jackson Benedict, SparkyJax Productions

Assistant Screen Producer

Rose Malone, Visual Terrain

Asistant Stage Managers

Rob Blasko & Garret Caine, SparkyJax Productions

Production Assistant

Mallory Paddock, Visual Terrain

Technical Manager

Gary Fitch, SparkyJax Productions

IMAG Director & Video Post-Production

Ray Jensen, SJ Media Productions

Cameras & AV

Todd Dale, VCI Event Technology

Teleprompter

American Movie Company

Live Voiceover Talent

Dave Martin, Demodave Production & Voiceover

Talent Managers

Lynn Allmandinger, Brian Szaks, Evelyn Askew

Hair & Make-up

Bonnie Sinclair & Karen Weller, Costume Connection

Thea Centerpieces

Concept, Design and Fabricated by: Fontana High School Bio Animatronics and Neuroscience Prosthetics Students

Under the guidance of Tyler Bisbee and Garner Holt Education Through Imagination teams

The TEA and the 28th Annual Thea Awards applaud this new generation of creators and thanks them for the table center pieces.

Foyer Graphics Art Supervision

Dale Sprague and Alicia Cobos, Canyon Creative

Foyer Graphics Production Supervision

Shannon Martin and Durant Ashley, Color Reflections Las Vegas

TEA Sponsor Reel Production

Dave Martin, Demodave Production & Voiceover

Storage/Moving/Installation

The Companies of Nassal

Media Contact

Barb Myers, TEA

Gala Photography

Frank Dorosy Photography

Candid Photography

Martin Palicki, InPark Magazine

TEA Thea Awards Gala Event Producers

Lindsey Nelson, Barbara Myers, Morgan Lucchese

TEA Event Registration & Hospitality

Terry Lacson

Disneyland Resort Teams

Technical Director

Charles L Clark

Light Board Operator & Programmer Jamie Manriquez & Valentine Lopez Followspots

Thomas Price

Audio Engineers James Toucey, Daniel P Gilstrap

Audio Tech David A Lopez

Lighting Tech Eric Salgado Electricians Jose Luy

Disneyland Resort Banquet Operations Managers

Marcella Gonzalez, Laura Rich, Lindell Skinner, & Ana Vazquez

Disneyland Resort Culinary - Banquet Chef

Joven Tolentino, Chris Faulkner, Ralph Stuhlmueller

Disneyland Resort Culinary Sous Chef Adolfo Salazar & Luis Favila

Disneyland Resort Banquet Captains Jesus Estrada, Norberto Martinez, & Susan Mukai

Disney Catered Events

Terry DeLorenzo, Senior Sales Manager

Disney Meetings & Events

Brenda Uribe, Senior Catering & Convention Serivces Manager

Disneyland Resort Ken Potrock, President

TEA Headquarters Staff

Executive Director Lindsey Nelson

Director of Operations Barbara Myers Administrator

Terry Lacson

Executive Assistant Marissa Kenneke

Marketing Communications Manager Morgan Lucchese

Membership Manager Kristin Geiger

Corporate Engagement Manager Don Kaiser

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Thea Awards Program Acknowledgements

Publisher: Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Editor: Judith Rubin, InPark Magazine

Cover and Program Design: Alicia Cobos, Canyon Creative

Art Direction: Dale Sprague, Canyon Creative

Layout and Production: Martin Palicki, InPark Magazine

Project Descriptions: TEA Thea Awards Judging Committee

Credits lists provided by the Thea Awards recipients

Advertising Liaison: Martin Palicki

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About TEA

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is the international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences - worldwide. Our members bring specific expertise in a variety of disciplines to a field that is constantly evolving: the creation of successful, highly engaging, out of home visitor attractions and experiences in the leisure and travel sector. These entertaining and educational projects include theme parks, water parks, museums, zoos, corporate visitor centers, casinos, restaurants, branded experiences, multimedia spectaculars, retail spaces, resorts and hospitality, destination attractions and more.

TEA was founded in 1991 and now encompasses some 1,600 members and four primary Divisions: Eastern North America, Western North America, Europe & Middle East, and Asia Pacific. In the 25+ years of its existence, TEA has changed the global conversation about how great guest experiences are conceived and realized, and focused international attention on a vital niche of popular culture. There are many benefits and advantages to becoming a paid association member and taking your place in the TEA community.

About the TEA Thea Awards

The annual Thea Awards were created to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. From a modest beginning in 1994, the Thea Awards have become internationally recognized as a symbol of excellence.

28th Annual Thea Awards Judging Committee

Luc Mayrand, Chair

Fri Forjindam, Vice-Chair

Michael Blau, Board Liaison

Members At Large

Christian Aaen

Marc-Andre Baril

Dave Cobb

Fri Forjindam Michel Linet-Frion

Patricia MacKay

Luc Mayrand Brad Merriman Shawn McCoy John Robinett Andy Westfall Larry Wyatt

Attraction Sub-Committee

Andy Westfall, Chair Christian Aaen Dave Cobb

Michel Linet-Frion Shawn McCoy Larry Wyatt

Catalyst Sub-Committee

Phil Hettema, Co-Chair

Nancy Seruto, Co-Chair

Fri Forjindam

Patricia MacKay

Jhenny Capili, Coordinator

Karen McGee, Advisor

Technical Sub-Committee

Monty Lunde, Chair

Bob Gurr

Rick Rothschild

Nancy Seruto

Bob Weis

Connected Immersion Sub-Committee

Marc-Andre Baril, Chair Dave Cobb

Fri Forjindam Michel Linet-Frion

Patricia MacKay

Yves Pepin

Museums & Aquariums/Zoos

Sub-Committee

Shawn McCoy, Chair

Nancy Seruto

Larry Wyatt

Live Event Sub-Committee

Ron Miziker, Chair

Larry Wyatt

Nancy Seruto Yves Pepin

Buzz Price Thea (lifetime achievement) recipients

Tony Baxter

Keith James Mark Fuller*

Bob Gurr

Phil Hettema

Garner Holt Kim Irvine

Don Iwerks* Monty Lunde

Ron Miziker

Yves Pepin

Jeremy Railton

Bob Rogers

Joe Rohde

Jack Rouse* Nancy Seruto

Frank Stanek

Barry Upson*

Bob Ward

Bob Weis

Mark Woodbury

* Judge Emeritus – A title established for Lifetime Members who are no longer active in the yearly judging process but who may become active at any time in the future.

In Memoriam – Buzz Price Thea (lifetime achievement) recipients

John Hench (1908-2004)

Jon Jerde (1940-2015)

George Millay (1929-2006)

Harrison “Buzz” Price (1921-2010)

Marty Sklar (1934-2017)

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TEA Events Serve the Attractions Industry

In addition to the Thea Awards, TEA serves its members and the industry with a full calendar of events and programs at the global and regional levels to help you network yearround, online and in-person, wherever you are located. For the latest information, visit www. teaconnect.org and click on the Events tab.

TEA SATE

SATE is the TEA’s signature conference

series on Experience Design. The SATE acronym: Storytelling + Architecture + Technology = Experience. #TEAsate

TEA SATE Europe is scheduled for May 4th - 7th, 2022 at Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenberg, Sweden, and tickets are now on sale. Despite challenging times, there is much to celebrate within our industry. As many parks have milestone birthdays this year, let's celebrate with a full three days of SATE!

TEA SATE Las Vegas - Coming October 2022. For the latest information on TEA SATE conferences, including speakers and registration, visit www.teaconnect.org and click on “SATE” under the Events tab.

TEA Masters

WHAT: TEA MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT epitomize the highest standards relative to their respective professional disciplines while also setting the standard for professional conduct within the Themed Entertainment industry. They begin with pure talent and grow it with experience over decades, constantly evolving and maturing their

craft to become industry leaders. TEA Masters have built a demonstrable body of work that shows consistency in the quality of work over many projects throughout their career. They lead by example and are mentors to many, inspiring and empowering others while executing their own craft with a spirit of collaboration with the project teams, interns, and students.

WHO: Creators, Managers, Designers, Writers, Producers, Engineers and Craftspeople who have built a body of work over decades with consistent quality and execution – contributors through their imagination, design, craftmanship, leadership and their pure artistry of their craft. TEA Masters can communicate their craft and are generous with their time and talents, eager to use their knowledge to create new experiences of the highest caliber while always pushing the limits.

WHEN: The new TEA Masters nominations cycle will begin April 1, 2022 and run through June 1, 2022. Check the TEA website at www.teaconnect.org for updates.

TEA @ IAAPA Expos is back in 2022

TEA has resumed its presence at the IAAPA Expos, including a booth on the showroom floor and other forms of participation. The next two are scheduled for London (Sept 12-15) and Orlando (Nov 15-18). For updates, visit the TEA website at www.teaconnect.org - and the IAAPA website at www.iaapa.org. #TEAiaapa

TEA Division events

We were pleased to kick off 2022 with many in-person and digital events produced by the TEA Divisions. There is nothing better than reconnecting with our members - in-person, where possible. Visit www.teaconnect.org for more information about TEA Divisions and events.

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Did You Work on a Thea Awarded Project?

Team members of Thea-awarded projects are eligible to order their own 8" Team Member Award engraved with the honored project's name, the team member's individual or company name, and a specific project credit or project team member credit. To be eligible for a trophy, you must be listed in the official Thea Awards credits for the project. Scan the QR Code & Order Your Personalized Trophy Today!

Meet the Thea Awards Chairpersons

The Thea Awards Judging Committee is a distinguished group of industry figures, headed by a new Chair each year. Leading the 28th annual Committee, which oversaw the current slate of recipients honored in this program, is Luc Mayrand of Walt Disney Imagineering. (See p. 7 for a complete list of Committee members.) Succeeding him to lead the 29th annual Committee is Fri Forjindam of Mycotoo, who was previously in the position of Vice Chair. We posed a few questions to each to shed light on the process, the significance of the Thea Awards and what sets them apart.

What sets the Theas apart from other industry awards? How do the awards enrich TEA and the industry?

Fri: The Theas are distinguished from other industry awards by an obligation and ability to be more responsive to new audiences, one awards cycle at a time. In some ways, that distinction is getting less and less defined, partially to do with the exponential reach of the themed entertainment industry, standing at the intersection of multiple trade disciplines in film, music, retail, dining, education, healthcare, etc., and also to do with the everchanging growth, demand and evolution of what is deemed an "experience." That said, as we continue to adapt and evolve with our audience, so too will the Theas, in how they expand the celebration of excellence to include ever more diverse projects.

Luc: Our industry collectively entertains hundreds of millions of guests each year. Every one of our peers pours their heart and soul into that, pushing it at every scale; some experiences leave our guests inspired for life or touched to tears, and all of them

aim to make their life happier and more fun. It’s a high bar, and every year experiences stand out. The role of the Theas is to celebrate the excellence our peers achieve.

It turns out that on top of being good for the soul, entertaining people is good business too. It’s also how we make a living, and that’s what the TEA exists to serve: The vibrant industry that has evolved as the art of experience has re-invented itself again and again. The Thea Awards Case Studies held during the TEA Summit bridge the Theas with the TEA, as the awarded teams share their learnings with their peer community.

Luc Mayrand © Disney
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Each Thea recipient project is documented with a comprehensive credits list, published by TEA. Can you comment on the importance of the credits lists?

Luc: Our industry is made up of a fantastic array of creative individuals, from choreographers to sculptors, writers to estimators. For the most part, owners don’t typically publish their projects’ credits; our industry doesn’t have an established practice or culture of documenting credits such as the movies do, for example.…except for this one occasion that is baked into the Theas. It is a requirement that projects publish a credit list to receive an award. We want a Thea Award to recognize not just the project and the work, but the persons and companies that worked on it.

This helps further define our community and bring it together. We encourage the project producers to make the lists as complete as possible - it represents the full breadth of our industry.

Fri: No other award, to my knowledge, requires transparency and full disclosure of the consultants, vendors and full team members whose expertise contributed to the project award distinction. The requirement of a credit list is a very big factor as to why the Theas are in a league of their own.

What advice would you give to anyone who wants to participate in the Thea Awards?

Luc: The best way to have your voice heard is to submit candidate projects and people. If you see something great, please submit it, detail why you loved it, why you think it’s excellent. By the way, it doesn’t matter if the specific form of the experience matches an existing category. The world of our industry is evolving all the time, and the awards will move with it.

Fri: The awards submission process is and has always been open to anyone AND everyone. I encourage the embrace of what makes your submission unique, objectively noteworthy and a beacon of excellence. If you can honestly say you would vouch for and/or sing the praises for a project, regardless of whether you were part of the team, or regardless of it's being the work of a competitor, that's a strong contender. If you have nothing to gain from a project's accolade, and still feel strongly it should be recognized, then that's a good barometer of excellence. The finished product is always exciting to see, but distinction in the genesis of the project, and the design/management approach can be equally inspiring.

Fri Forjindam
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Luc, what are you proudest of from your time as Thea Awards Judging Committee chair?

I’m happiest about the dedication, diligence, and frankness of everyone on the committee throughout the process. This is a powerful group of visionaries, poring over hundreds of submissions and making very difficult decisions. It can only work in a setting of absolute collaboration and respect.

The two years of the pandemic have been the years I was vice chair and now chair: I’m proud of several accomplishments: that we chose to continue the cycle of the Theas in spite of the pandemic, that we created the Thea Catalyst award, that we increased the diversity of the committee members and recipients, that international project recognition was broadened even beyond an already substantial reach, that we transitioned the Theas to a digital platform (with prior chairs David Cobb and Susan Bonds), and that several of the Committee members found the time and energy to be involved in TEA’s presenting the annual Thea Awards Case studies in a digital format for two years. A lot happened, with great creative outcomes, and we all worked together through it. It’s been humbling and totally lifeaffirming.

Fri, any special plans for the 2022-2023 cycle of the 29th Thea Awards? Why was this a role you wanted?

As we turn the corner on a period of more than two years that we can collectively describe as unprecedented due to the pandemic, I'm honored to serve as the first woman of color on the Thea

Awards Judging Committee (now my third year being active on the Committee) and future Chair for the 29th cycle. The milestone of this position is an honor that's not lost on me, as I stand on the shoulders of hundreds of women and women of color in our industry who've paved the way in design, management and leadership. These often-unsung heroes will be all around us during the weekend of the TEA Summit and Thea Awards: designers making magic from a blank canvas, gifted project managers who wrangle people, time and money; executive leaders who strive tirelessly to break systemic practices within their companies to allow for more inclusivity for the next generation, and more.

But we have a long way to go.

I'm looking forward to embracing the vast array of submissions that reflect the rich diversity in audience, global reach and impact. This year's introduction of the Thea Catalyst Award highlights one of the many steps the Committee is taking towards recognizing excellence and broadening the conversation to include and celebrate individuals, not just projects, whose impact will forever change how we experience themed entertainment.

The Catalyst Award recognizes individuals who have made an impact in the creation of compelling experiences now or very recently, without regard to length of career.

This award, like the Committee's mission, is to nurture and model greater inclusion within the TEA and our industry, with consideration given to individuals representing diversity in age, gender,

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region and ethnicity. Our industry's most prestigious award - the Thea - now includes the opportunity for anyone whose work influences and shapes what we do.

For the 2022-2023 cycle, I plan to reinforce that vision by a continued focus on inspiring and proactively welcoming a broad range of submissions.

I welcome the opportunity to champion new voices in the spaces I occupy, and in this case, that new voice is my own. And while it's the first in its category, I feel confident it will not be the last. To

say I wanted the role is to assume the role of Chair is something to be coveted. It is not. It is, however, a responsibility to bear, and comes with a long list of expectations to live up to….and to challenge. The submissions the committee will receive in the next cycle - if it is anything like the previous year - will be a continued reflection of how resilient, adaptive, innovative and far-reaching our industry is. (An industry in which a Cameroonian girl with theater tendencies can grow up to find a home!) I have no doubts about the inevitability of spirited and enlightened discussions amongst the Committee. My role will be to keep the North Star constant.

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Special Thank You to our Sponsors

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History of the TEA Thea Awards

The establishment of the TEA Thea Awards as the preeminent award program recognizing excellence in themed entertainment projects was seminal to the recognition of themed entertainment as a professional industry. The Theas shine a bright light on the industry and its leaders, fabricators and creative geniuses who make themed entertainment magic.

TEA created the Thea Awards to bring recognition to achievement, talent and excellence within the themed entertainment industry.

The Thea Awards began in 1994 with a single Lifetime Achievement Award, and the first honoree was Harrison “Buzz” Price, a pioneer in entertainment feasibility. Monty Lunde, Bob Rogers, Pat Scanlon and Barry Howard were on the first Thea Awards organizational and judging committee.

The Thea Awards were named in reference to three words:

•“Thea” - the Greek goddess from whom all light emanates

•“Theater” - derived from the goddess Thea

•“TEA” - the acronym referring to our Association

The original Thea trophies were designed by Barry Howard and Jeremy Railton. The current Thea trophy debuted in 2001 and was designed by Zofia Kostryko.

The first year’s ceremony, held at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, was produced by Ron Miziker and coordinated by Jana Love, with TEA founder Monty Lunde serving as master of ceremonies. The 1995 Thea Awards also took place at the Biltmore, again with a single honoree: the late Marty Sklar (an official Disney Legend).

After Buzz Price passed away in 2010, TEA renamed the Thea Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor. It is now called the Buzz Price Thea Award - Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements.

The third year (1996) saw the introduction of Awards for Outstanding Achievement (AOA). Ten AOAs were bestowed. The Thea Classic category was created in 1997. It can be given to one achievement per year that has stood the test of time. Also in 1997, the AOA category of Excellence on a Limited Budget was created, to celebrate outstanding achievements under $10 million.

For 2014-2015, new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studios prompted the TEA Thea Awards Judging Committee to create the Paragon Award, which recognizes a project that sets a new bar of excellence.

Since 2017, numerous projects have been honored within the new Thea Award category, “Connected Immersion,” recognizing that tremendous advances in technology, social behavior and connectivity are reinventing our notion of storytelling and immersion. Introduced in 2021, with the first two recipients honored in 2022 as part of the 28th annual Thea Awards cycle, was the Thea Catalyst Award, recognizing individuals who have made recent, notable contributions to the industry.

The Thea Awards also reflect the global expansion of our industry, and the geographic coverage has grown accordingly, with the Committee continuing its efforts each year to span the globe.

It should be noted that the Thea Awards are not by any means confined to theme parks. Museums and museum exhibitions, heritage centers, casinos, multimedia spectaculars, brand experiences, theatrical

-- Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Founder Monty Lunde, Technifex
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CONGRATULATIONS

TO ALL THE 2022 THEA AWARD RECIPIENTS

productions and many other types of attractions and guest experiences - some yet to be invented or discovered - fall into the realm of projects that may be eligible for Thea Awards.

The TEA Peter Chernack Distinguished Service Award recipient is also recognized at this time. This award was created and is decided by the TEA Past Presidents Committee, and was renamed in honor of the late Peter Chernack, a TEA Past President who was instrumental in conceiving this award.

TEA is overjoyed to be able to once again welcome the global industry community; to resume the inperson Thea Awards Gala and in-person TEA Summit in 2022 at the Disneyland Hotel. In 2020 and 2021, the realities of the global pandemic prevented us from being able to gather in person. Although the big Summit and Gala weekend could not take place, TEA determined that the Thea Awards cycle should continue uninterrupted, with the submissions and judging process going forward and the community gathering to honor the recipients via an online platform. The Thea Awards Digital Case Studies Series were a success in 2020 and 2021. TEA also continued to publish the official Thea Awards Program online during this period.

The culture of the Thea Awards is unique.

Here are some key characteristics:

• The honoree is the project itself – Thea AOA and Thea Classic awards honor the entire achievement. The trophy is awarded to the project owner.

• Official project credits – The project owner is obliged to furnish a comprehensive credits list for publication by TEA. In this way the Thea Awards have resulted in the first official project credits of the themed entertainment industry, and shed light on the complexity and true nature of these projects and the creative collaboration that produces them.

Trophies for the team – Individuals and companies named on the official credits list of a Thea-honored project are entitled to obtain their own trophies from TEA.

No set categories – The TEA is free to honor several achievements in the same category, create a new category, or to skip categories as the year’s achievements warrant.

• No secrets – Award recipients are openly announced in November, and the awards are formally presented the following spring at the Thea Awards Gala.

• Open nominations – Anyone can nominate a project for a Thea Award. It is not necessary to be a TEA member. You can nominate your own project.

The objective is simple: To find excellence and celebrate it. As we look to the future, the Thea Awards will continue to grow and evolve, while continuing to honor the original objective of bringing recognition to achievement, talent and professional excellence within our themed entertainment industry.

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How to Create a Thea Awards Submission

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Themed Entertainment Association’s annual TEA Thea Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the themed entertainment and international visitor attractions industry.

Each year, hundreds of submissions are received and considered by the TEA Thea Awards Judging Committee for outstanding destination attractions, breakthrough technology, event spectaculars, cultural attractions or guest experiences, as well as for individuals who have made their mark on the industry. The pandemic obliged our industry to rethink and reinvent projects in many creative ways. We’re looking to find and celebrate the brilliance of those re-inventive experiences and more, from around the globe.

Submissions info for 2022

The submissions period for the 29th annual Thea Awards judging cycle runs May 1-July 8, 2022.

To be eligible for submission, a project must have opened during this timeframe: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022.

After submissions close, the Thea Awards Judging Committee begins its extensive review and judging period. The slate of recipients will be announced in November 2022, and awards formally presented in Spring 2023 at the annual TEA Thea Awards Gala.

For more information, see below, and visit the TEA website at www.teaconnect.org.

Did you know?

• You can submit your own project, event or technology

• Anyone may create a submission - whether or not a member of TEA

• Submissions for lifetime achievement honorees, the Thea Classic Award and the Thea Catalyst Award are also welcome

How to prepare a Thea Award submission

Phase 1: Visit the TEA website at www.teaconnect. org and select “Thea Awards” from the “Awards and Recognitions” drop-down menu; click on “Submit a Project” and then “Submission Portal” to navigate to the nomination form. Follow the instructions to provide the required information. You will also see links for Tips for Thea Submissions and Thea Rules & Judging Criteria.

Phase 2: You will receive an email response including a link to use in submitting additional materials and media. Note: for projects, the video is a most important element.

Resources

The TEA website also provides access to further resources that can help you understand more about the Thea Awards, including Thea Awards and Thea Case Studies video archives on TEA TV, links to past Thea Awards Programs, and galleries of past Thea Awards recipients organized by year.

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2022 THEA AWARDS

RECIPIENTS

Thank you for raising the experience of visitors around the world.

CONGRATULATIONS
DREAM IT. DESIGN IT. CREATE IT. OPERATE IT.

Night Safari — Singapore

Thea Classic

When it first opened in 1994, Night Safari was unique as the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park, and it has since influenced the creation of nocturnal zoos in other parts of the world. Night Safari features more than 900 animals, representing over 100 species. Visitors board a rubber-tire tram to see nocturnal wildlife function in the after-dark hours when their behavior is substantially different than in daytime. The 30-minute tram ride travels through 35 hectares and six distinct habitats. Walking trails connect with the Safari ride, allowing guests to explore specific environments on foot.

The design presents the illusion that there are no barriers between guests and wildlife. In addition to

the tram tour, there are multimedia night walks, experiential dining and Rainforest Lumina. The park also focuses on breeding of threatened species including tigers, elephants, lions, and others.

Night Safari, operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, is today ranked among the top-visited tourist attractions in Singapore, with more than 1 million annual visits. Night Safari was a breakthrough approach, offering guests something completely distinct from the traditional daytime zoo experience and a deeper understanding of the habitats and activities of nocturnal wildlife.

Honoring a noteworthy visitor attraction that has stood the test of time
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PIONEER TEAM

Mr S Dhanabalan, then Minister of National Development Singapore, current Chairman, Mandai Park Holdings

Late Dr Ong Swee Law, then Executive Chairman, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Executive -in- Charge of Night Safari development project.

Mr Bernard Harrison, then Executive Director, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Late Mr Lyn de Alwis, then Director of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, then Director of Department of Wildlife of Sri Lanka

Late Mr Edwin Chan & Ms May Chan, CIAP Architects and Planners

Mr Tay Kheng Soon, Architect Consultant

Mr Simon Corder, Lighting Consultant, Lighting Set and Production Design

Late Mr Y. Kitayama, Landscape Consultant

Late Mr Wong Yew Kwan, Botanical Consultant

Mr David Hancock, Planning and Design Guidelines

Steen Consultants and Development Resources

Mr Mike Graetz, then architect, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Late Mr Kong Kit Soon, Project Manager of Night Safari

Late Mr Loke Fook Seng, Water treatment

Late Mr Wong Joon Tong, Head of Maintenance, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Late Mr Herbert Wee, then Horticulturist, Night Safari

Mr Vasantha Nugegoda, then Zoologist, Night Safari

Mr Subash Chandran, then Curator, Zoology, Night Safari

Mrs See Juat Chin, then Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Ms Santie Gunasekara, then PR Executive, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Ms Jacqueline Lim, then Marketing Executive, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Dr Paolo Martelli, then Veterinarian, Singapore Zoological Gardens

Official Credits List - Night Safari

CONSULTANTS FOR NIGHT SAFARI ENHANCEMENTS

Mr Chan Soon Heng, Sales and Project Manager, Fuji Signcrafts Industries Pte Ltd

Design Metabolists Chartered Architects

Mr Tay Kheng Soon, Akitek Tenggara

Mr Seah Chee Kien Managing Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd

Mr Lee Boon Cheang, Quantity Surveyor, PQS Consultants Pte Ltd

Ms Hazel Leong and team, Signage Consultant, Acacia Design Consultants Pte Ltd,

CURRENT STAFF

Mr Mike Barclay, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mandai Wildlife Group

Dr Cheng Wen Haur, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Operations / Chief Life Sciences Officer, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Kumar Pillai, Vice President, Special Projects and Development, Mandai Wildlife Group

Animal Care

Dr Luis Carlos Neves, Vice President, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Saravanan Elangkovan, Deputy Vice President, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Desmond Ling, Assistant Vice President, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Wendy Chua, Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Gurusamy Permalo, Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Parmasivam Ramasamy, Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Anand Kumar, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Razak Jaffar, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Cecilia Tang, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Yusoff Man, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Ivan Choo, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Halim Ali, Assistant Curator, Animal Care, Mandai Wildlife Group

ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS

Ms Gail Laule, Vice President, Animal Presentations, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Chan Poh Shan, Assistant Vice President, Animal Presentations, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Gan Soorya, Senior Manager, Animal Presentations, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms May Lok, Vice President, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Heather Pong, Senior Manager, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Chris Sam, Principal Graphic Designer, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Burnard Seow, Assistant Vice President, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Foong Yuet Foong, Principal Graphic Designer, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr David Tan, Senior Wildlife Photographer, Education, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Cham Tud Yinn, Vice President, Exhibit Design, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Choo Kok Boon, Assistant Vice President, Exhibit Design, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms June Marie Lin, Architect, Exhibit Design, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Ratnawati Bte Hussin, Senior Manager, Exhibit Design, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Leong Lai Yeow, Senior Manager, Exhibit Design, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Melvin Tan, Chief Estate and Property Officer, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr George Kyaw, Vice President, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms June Foo Syn Joo, Assistant Vice President, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Kelvin Heng, Assistant Vice President, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Foo Ce Wei, Lead Arborist, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

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Official Credits List - Night Safari

Ms Tan Shou Keng, Manager, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Said Bin Mohamed, Manager, Horticulture, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Donald Tan, Vice President, Facilities Management, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Tan Wei Yap, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Edward Wong, Senior Manager, Facilities Management, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Yow Wai Jiun, Senior Manager, Facilities Management, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Andrew Chai, Vice President, Technical Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Lawrence Chia, Assistant Vice President, Technical Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Mike Ng, Senior Manager, Technical Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Cheng Shang Xiong, Senior Manager, Technical Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Sherri Lim, Chief of Park Operations, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Elisha Teo, Deputy Vice President, Park Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Yusoff Halik, Senior Manager, Park Services, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Kelly Chia, Assistant Vice President, Park Operations, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Denny Wijedasa, Senior Manager, Park Operations, Night Safari

Mr Damian Wong, Assistant Manager, Park Operations, Night Safari

Mr Emmey Nepari, Assistant Manager, Park Operations, Night Safari

Mr Chandran A/L V P Kunhikannan, Assistant Manager, Park Operations, Night Safari

COMMERCIAL

Mr Benjamin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Irene Lin, Chief Marketing Officer, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Eng Sock Peai, Assistant Vice President, Design & Creative, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Bradford Khoo, Principal Graphic Designer, Design & Creative, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Ken Tan, Principal Graphic Designer, Design & Creative, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Sandy Lee, Vice President, Parks & Attractions Marketing, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Eugene Sun, Manager, Parks & Attractions Marketing, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Wilson Lim, Assistant Director, Events & Programming, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Herman Yazid, Senior Manager, Events & Programming, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Jean Choi, Vice President, Sales and Experience Development, Mandai Wildlife Group

Ms Fanny Chen, Assistant Vice President, Sales and Experience Development, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Franco Goh, Senior Manager, Sales and Experience Development, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Sean Lee, Assistant Manager, Sales and Experience Development, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Steven Tan, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr John Tay, Assistant Vice President, Food & Beverage, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Kelvin Low, Executive Chef, Food & Beverage, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Darren Khoo, Senior Operations Manager, Food & Beverage, Mandai Wildlife Group

Mr Indran Nair, Senior Operations Manager, Food & Beverage, Mandai Wildlife Group

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The

Life of Pets: Off the Leash!

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash perfectly balances classic environmental storytelling with new and engaging technologies to deliver an adorable, heartwarming, and evergreen storyline about our most beloved companions. This new family dark ride invites guests into a heart-warming, humorous, and fabulously furry world, based on Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster, “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Through the corridors of a New York City apartment building, guests are offered a peek into the dayto-day, private lives of beloved “Pets” characters Max, Duke, and Snowball. Lacking the proper collar and tags, guests quickly discover their role in the attraction is that of stray puppies, bound for a madcap adventure with Max and four-legged friends. They ride through the NYC streets, via cardboard box ride vehicles, encountering alley cats, pet washing

machines, and exploding fireworks factories among other obstacles on their way to the ultimate puppy happy ending: finding a forever family.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash exemplifies the very best qualities of a classic, story-driven dark ride experience, while integrating new technology that heightens the storytelling. The rich layering and world-class execution of the ride’s immersive queue experience, scenic show environments, lovable and engaging animatronic characters, and technological gags all embody excellence. The ride’s inventive use of digital, gesture-tracking technology enhances its storytelling capability as guests see themselves as stray puppy avatars. The attraction’s 64 animatronic figures bring the fuzzy and furry “Pets” characters out of their digital world with warmth, humor, and charming realism.

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Secret
Universal Studios Hollywood, USA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Attraction

Official Credits List - The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!

UNIVERSAL PARKS AND RESORTSEXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Tom Williams, Chairman, Universal Parks and Resorts

Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman, UPR & President Universal Creative

Thierry Coup, SVP, Chief Creative Officer

Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE- PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Joe Casey

VP, Attraction Development USH

Bill Whitcomb

Vice President, Engineering & Safety

Jon Corfino

Vice President, Creative Armen Kevorkian

Sr. Directory Finance & Admin

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE- PROJECT TEAM

Sandy Kent, Project Director

Tisa Poe, Project Director

Paul Haught, Sr. Show Producer

Arron Szabo, Sr. Technical Manager

Nazanin Zarkesh, Sr. Facility Design Manager

Tim Smith, Sr. Construction Project Manager

Erik Neergaard, Creative Director

Scott Zuber, Creative Director

Arianna Knox, Sr. Show Set Designer

Helen Mattson, Sr. Show Set Designer

Tyson Blackmon, Sr. Production Designer

Ellen Coss, Media Producer

Wade Danielson, Show Producer

John Arreguin, Show Technical Manager

Eric Schuh, Technical Manager

Travis Barrett, Technical Manager, AVP and Projection

Clarissa Hernandez, Techinical Manager

Lori Super, Project Manager

Chris Holley, Superintendent

Chris Miller, Construction Project Manager

Jonathan Stoner, Construction Field Manager

Mo Raofi, Controls Engineer

Megan Schulze, Controls Manager

Laurel Van Patten, Graphics Designer

Casie Coddington, Associate Producer, IP

Victoria Ingram, Associate Producer, Media Michele Fried, Associate Producer

Abbye Finnan, Show Coordinator

Anna Tarabini, Associate Engineer

Jennifer Ambrose, Assistant Technical Manager

Yngrid Alvarez Campos, Assistant Facility Design Manager

Sarah Bode, Assistant Project Manager

Justin Daga, Assistant Project Manager

Steve Pogact, Master Scheduler

Valerie Kevwitch, Project Scheduler

Sonia Interiano, Sr. Project Financial Analyst

Andrew Lear, Contracts Administrator

Michelle Do, Project Control Analyst

Crystal Bobadilla, Administrative Assistant

ATI

Jody Keller, Sr. Director of Advanced Technology Programs

Thomas Geraghty, Sr. Director of Innovation & Technology

Mark Traynor, Asst. Director- ATI Software Programs

Anthony Melo, Software Developer

Yu Jen Lin, Software Developer

Tony Mecca, Creative Producer

Gregory Hill, Show Producer

Evie Czerniawska, Associate Producer

UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT

Tim Runco, SVP Entertainment

Brett King, Vice President Entertainment Operations

Stephen Siercks, Sr. Director Entertainment Production

ILLUMINATION

Chris Meledandri, Chief Executive Officer

Amir Nasrabadi, SVP, Finance

Bill Ryan, EVP & Executive Producer

Gail Harrison, Senior Advisor

Claudia Mielnik, EVP, Creative Cameron Stevning, EVP, Marketing Production & Operations

Jaronna Yates, VP, Project Management

Jean-Luc Florinda, Producer

Fabrice Joubert, Director Animated figures

Derek Drymon, Director

Erik Wiese, Director

Elisabeth Patte, Director, Custom & Animation

Brian Lynch, Writer

Brett Konner, Writer

Lia Abbate, Artist Talent Manager

Loni Albertson, Sr. Manager, Custom Content

Christine Company, Sr. Project Manager

Anthony Ripo, Sr. Project Manager

Andy Bialk, Creative Director, Character Sean Millard, Creative Director, Character

David Swift, Creative Director

Thai Dao, Creative Director

Craig Watkins, Creative Director

Ellie Morlino, Graphic Designer

Illumination Mac Guff Team, Paris (ISP now)

ILLUMINATION VENDORS

Picture Plane

Bill Morrison Mattson Creative Mike Defeo

Michael Carter Eyerus Michelle Thies M. Zach Mellion

Serban Cristescu Phillip Hom

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE VENDORS

Cinnabar

Gray Construction

Moment Factory Holovis

Electrosonic Film Illusions Lee Romaire AC Martin Roush

Garner Holt Birket Squeeze

Eric Neergaard, Themespace KHS&S

Zuber & Assoc. Kneuper & Assoc.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEARS THEA RECIPIENTS ENTERTAINMENT AND HOSPITALITY LOS ANGELES 310.820.4600 | ORLANDO 407.839.0414

The Roads to Freedom — Bastogne, Belgium

"The Roads to Freedom" (“Les Routes de la Liberté”) nighttime spectacular was held Dec 14, 2019, at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium. This deeply emotional spectacle was created for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, where American and Belgian soldiers fought side by side against Nazi forces. It paid tribute to the anonymous people who were plunged into the maelstrom of this historic battle. “The Roads to Freedom” event took place in freezing weather conditions, similar to the historic battle of 75 years earlier, and was designed to emotionally evoke the glory and sacrifice of the Allied armies in this key battle against the Nazis. It also represented the freedom and joy that resulted from this heroic engagement, and the hope generated by this continuing alliance.

Authenticity was a hallmark of this production, involving 20 key performers (actors, aerialists and pole acrobats) supported by 100 additional actors, 150 local volunteers, 270 costumes, and six vehicles. The show was produced with a sophisticated array of techniques, including 180-degree, video mapping projection over monuments, lighting, inflatables, fire and pyrotechnics. Two performances were offered to an audience of 30,000. The show was the grand public part of the official celebrations, which also involved participation from Belgian and American officials. Beyond all quantitative measures, “The Roads to Freedom” conveyed, in a very spectacular way, a deep message of peace and friendship.

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Live Show Spectacular on a Limited Budget
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Official Credits List - The Roads to Freedom

LUC PETIT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

MELANIE VERSCHEURE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

FREDERIC DECOUX, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

EMMANUEL DUFOING, PROJECT MANAGER, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

CHRISTOPHE GAETA, SCENOGRAPHY, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

JEAN-LOUIS GODET, SCRIPT, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

FRANCOIS VANDERMEEREN, LIGHT DESIGNER, LUC PETIT BY LES NOCTURNALES

CHRISTOPHE MARLARD, MAPPING, PENSEURS DE PROD

FREDERIC VAN DURMEN, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, YES EVENT BENOIT LUTGEN, MAYOR, CITY OF BASTOGNE

CORALIE BONNET, DEPUTY-MAYOR, CITY OF BASTOGNE

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Indigenous Peoples Experience

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Heritage Center

Located along the North Saskatchewan River and adjacent to the 1846 Fort Edmonton, the Indigenous Peoples Experience focuses on a 30,000 square foot, cultural center set within seven acres of native plant discovery trails, animal sculptures, tipi camps, and gathering places. The Experience delves deeply into wisdom, traditions, and history, using the best of contemporary storytelling techniques and technology to give authentic voice to the original people of Beaver Hill House, Edmonton, and Alberta. The park worked in partnership with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Metis Nation of Alberta.

This immersive attraction exhibits all the best outcomes of inclusive community creation and

is intended to be an important step in Canada’s nascent Truth and Reconciliation movement. Entering into a 360-degree view of the Saskatchewan River (Cree: kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, "swift flowing river"), a lighted media path leads from roaming buffalo and migratory First Nations, to the Metis river lots, and on to the modern Edmonton landscape. The media finale brought together indigenous artists in a collective storytelling process and exploration of what’s next. The Thea Awards Judging Committee celebrates this project for timely relevance, broad inclusivity and excellence in presentation – all while navigating daily pandemic requirements and challenges.

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Official Credits List - Indigenous Peoples Experience

FORT EDMONTON

MANGEMENT COMPANY (FEMCO)

LEADERSHIP

STUART CROSLEY DARREN DALGLEISH MAX FRANK RENEE WILLIAMS

INDIGENOUS RELATIONS

LANCE CARDINAL WAYNE JACKSON

LEWIS CARDINAL CLAIRE POIRIER BRITTANY CHERWENIUK ZOE QUINN DORIS GLADUE

PROGRAMMING

BARRY BILINSKY

NEIL CRAMER LAURA NICHOL EVERT POOR

PRE-DEVELOPMENT

STEERING COMMITTEE

BILL BLAIS

BILL DEMCHUK (FORMER)

JASON MELIEFSTE

JAMES CUMMING

JOHN HOWARD

DON CUMMINGS

ROGER JEVNE DARREN DALGLEISH CAMERON JOHN

WORKING GROUP

JACK ASHTON CARL DARMOUR CHRIS MARTENS CAROL BELANGER SHANNON DEN BESTEN ORI OVICS

LYNDA BOURAK

MATT EVERETT KATIE THALLER MARIO CALIGIURI

MAX FRANK RENEE WILLIAMS

ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT

KAYLYN L. BUFFALO

ANNABEL CROP MIRANDA DESJARLAIS

JULIA KEHEWIN VIOLET MEGUINIS

DONALD RAIN AUDREY WEASEL TRAVELLER RAYMOND CARDINAL

EARED WOLF KELLY DION CAMERON KNUTSON GWEN MUSKWA

RICHARD RIGHT HAND CLARENCE WHITSTONE DJ CATERING MEGAN CROW SHOE JOHN GLADUE JANICE MAKOKIS MIKE OKA JJ SHADE CAROL WILDCAT BEVERLY CRIER MELANIE DANIELS FARRAH GREY SCOTTY MANY GUNS IRA PROVOST CINDY TOOTOOSIS CHARLES WOOD

PROJECT SUPPORT

BILL DEMCHUCK SANDRA GREEN BILL KNIGHT JAIMY MILLER

METIS NATION OF ALBERTA AUDREY POITRAS, PRESIDENT OF THE METIS NATION OF ALBERTA BAILEY OSTER DWAYNE ZARASKA BEATRICE DEMETRIUS CLAIRE CORRDINGLY JANITA MEROIS CORDENE GERLAT NORMA SPICER MARILYN LIZEE DAN CARDINAL TERRY BOCHER

THE CONFEDERACY OF TREATY SIX FIRST NATIONS

ELDER AL AND DOREEN LAMEMAN ELDER JOHN "JOHNNY" ERMINESKIN RON LAMEMAN CHIEF BILLY MORIN THE BILATERAL TREATY COMMITTEE (2015-2019) ELDER CECILIA ROWAN ELDER MELVIN POTTS CHIEF TONY ALEXIS CHIEF VERNON WATCHMAKER ELDER DAN CHIEF ELDER JOHNATHAN BULL

CHIEF WILTON LITTLECHILD BOBBI HERRA

CEREMONIAL LEADERSHIP ELDER CECIL CRIER HAL EAGLETAIL GARRY LITTLECHILD ELDER BOB CARDINAL DWAYNE DONALD

CEREMONIAL FOOD DONNA SCANIE CONSTANCE AND JANET PASKEMIN

NATIONS

THE CONFEDERACY OF TREATY SIX FIRST NATIONS ALEXIS NAKOTA SIOUX NATION COLD LAKE DENE FIRST NATION ERMINESKIN CREE NATION KEHEWIN CREE FIRST NATION O'CHIESE FIRST NATION SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION WHITEFISH - GOODFISH LAKE FIRST NATION MICHEL BAND FIRST NATION BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY SIKSIKA NATION TREATY 8 FIRST NATION MIKISEW CREE FIRST NATION SUCKER CREEK FIRST NATION METIS NATION OF ALBERTA REGION

FISHING LAKE METIS SETTLEMENT WOLF CREEK FIRST NATION BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION COLD LAKE DENESULINE FIRST NATION

FROG LAKE FIRST NATION LOUIS BULL TRIBE ONION LAKE CREE NATION SAMSON CREE NATION TREATY 6 SASKATCHEWAN KAINAI NATION - BLOOD TRIBE STONEY NAKODA FIRST NATION DRIFTPILE CREE NATION LUBICON LAKE FIRST NATION METIS NATION OF ALBERTA BUFFALO LAKE METIS SETTLEMENT

KIKINO METIS SETTLEMENT ALEXANDER FIRST NATION

COLD LAKE CREE FIRST NATION

ENOCH CREE NATION HEART LAKE FIRST NATION MONTANA FIRST NATION PAUL FIRST NATION SUNCHILD FIRST NATION

PAPASCHASE FIRST NATION

BIG RIVER FIRST NATION PIIKANI NATION

TSSUT'INA FIRST NATION

HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION SAWRIDGE FIRST NATION

METIS NATION OF ALBERTA REGION 2

ELIZABETH METIS SETTLEMENT

LAC STE. ANNE METIS COMMUNITY

BILATERAL TREATY

COMMITTEE

CHIEF TONY ALEXIS

CHIEF VERNON WATCHMAKER BOBBI HERRERA

CHIEF DR. WILTON LITTLECHILD CHIEF BILLY MORIN

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

ARMIN ALEXIS

FRANCOIS ARTACHO MICHAEL BEAULAC EMILE BLYAN

JOSEPHINE BUFFALO KIRBY BUFFALO

HELEN BULL THERESA BULL

JOHN CAMERON

EDDY CARDINAL

SUSAN CARDINAL IRENE COLLINS

CLAIRE CORDINGLEY ALBERTINE CROW SHOE

JOSEPH C. DESCHAMPS

KELLY EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS GAIL GALLUPE

JOHN GLADUE

WILTON GOOD STRIKER EARL HAMLIN

MICHAEL HOLDEN WAYNE JACKSON

HOWARD JOHNSON ISABEL KOOTENAI RON LAMEMAN

LEONA LAPRATT

SKYLER LIGHTING

RAYMOND MANY BEARS MARCUS MARTELL

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Official Credits List - Indigenous Peoples Experience

JAMES MCHUGH

LILYROSE MEYERS

JOSHUA MORIN

KYRA NORTHWEST ETIENNE PATRY

MELVIN POTTS

RON QUINTAL IVY RAINE

ROBERT RIOUX

ARLENE SAMSON

JJ SHADE THOMAS SNOW

LENNY TAILFEATHERS CINDY TOOTOOSIS

SIMON TWINS DANIEL WEASEL MOCCASIN AUDREY WEASEL TRAVELLER

ELLIOTT YOUNG

SHELDON YOUNGCHIEF CHIEF TONY ALEXIS

DARYL AUGER

CHRISTI BELCOURT

TERRY BOUCHER

KAYLYN BUFFALO IDA BULL

ERNEST CALLIHOO

VI COLLINS

MARC COTE

CECIL CRIER MARILYN BUFFALO MARIA CAMPBELL GREYEAGLE CARDINAL

DJ CATERING SHIRLEE CROW SHOE ADRIEN CRUYSMANS DOREEN DAY RIDER-FOX MIRANDA DESJARLAIS

DWAYNE DONALD CATHY EAGLE TAILBELLY

JOHNNY FRANCIS

LUC GAUTHIER

VIOLET GLADUE

JOAN GOODHOPE

FARRAH GREY REBECCA HARVEY

HERB HOPE

JOHN JANVIER

MANPREET KALRA JESSIE-LEE LABONTE NATHALIE LANTHIER

CLARA LATISIR MARILYN LIZZEE SCOTTY MANY GUNS ROSE MARTIAL DIANE MEGUINIS AGNES MINOOSE

SHARON MORIN MIKE OKA

ELSIE PAUL

EARNEST POUNDMAKER

RONNIE QUINTAL PHYLLIS RATTLESNAKE

CECILIA ROWAN NOLAN SAMSON LILLIAN SHIRT NORMA SPICER LONNY TAILFEATHERS

FRANK TOUGH DOREEN WABASCA PETER WEASEL MOCCASIN CLARENCE WHITSTONE GLEN YOUNG CHIEF DUANE ZARASKA FRANCIS ALEXIS MARGO AUGER WILLIAM BELCOURT CHIEF CALVIN BRUNO KEHEW BUFFALO BETTY BULL

JONATHAN BULL MAUREEN CALLIHOO LIGTVOET LEWIS CARDINAL DAN CHIEF WILLIAM ARCHIE COLLINS BOB CARDINAL SYDNEY COURTEPATTE KEVIN AMAHOOS HARLEY BASTIEN LORETTA BELLEROSE FLORENCE BUFFALO KEVIN BUFFALO FLORENCE BULL SOLOMON BULL DAN CARDINAL LIAM CONNAUGHTON RAYMOND CARDINAL ARCHIE COLLINS TARA-LYNN COURTEPATTE ANNABEL CROP EARED WOLF ALEX CROWCHILD DR. CHESTER R. CUNNINGHAM STEPHANIE CROW EAGLE HARLEY CROWCHILD DAVID DALLAIRE DARIO DE BETTIN HAL EAGLETAIL DANIEL DI DONATO FRANCIS DUMAIS DR. TRACY FRIEDEL PEARL GULLION LES HEALY MIKAYLA HUNT KRIS JANVIER JULIA KEHEWIN AL LAMEMAN MARGARET LAPATAK DAWN MARIE MARCHAND MICHAEL MEGUINIS GWEN MUSKWA BAILEY OSTER WESLEY LEMIEUX JANICE MAKOKIS

FERNIE MARTY CHERYL MOBERLY AUDREY PIPESTEM IRA PROVOST DIEU-DONNE RACINE JO-ANN SADDLEBACK ROSE RICHARDSON RANDY SANTANDREA PATRICIA SHORTNECK ANTHONY STARLIGHT OLIVIA TAILFEATHERS CHERYL TWIN SHELDON RON WALKER BEATRICE DEMETRIUS MARILYN DUMONT JOHN ERMINESKIN ELMER GHOSTKEEPER TOM HUNTER TREVOR JOHN CAMERON KNUTSON JOE LAPRATT CONRAD LIGHTING KURTIS MCADAM VIOLET MEGUINIS PATRICK PROVOST RICHARD RIGHT HAND JERRY SADDLEBACK ROXANNE SCOUT DARREN SMITH DR. KISHA SUPERNANT DEREK THUNDER JANE TWINS DAVID WANIANDY TREY WEASEL MOCCASIN CHARLES WOOD EVELYN GOOD STRIKER ROBERT GRANDJAMBE JR WILLIAM LLOYD HAMILTON TOM HEAVENFIRE DOREEN LAMEMAN OLIVIER GAGNON GRETA MANY BEARS JUANITA MAROIS RICHARD MOOSEWAH HOWARD MUSTUS SR. EMERY PAINCHAUD MARTIN POIRIER

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SYDNEY "SYD" COURTEPATTE, ELDER JOSEPH "JOE" LAPRATT, ELDER JOHN "JOHNNY'' ERMINESKIN, ELDER MELVIN POTTS,

PORTFOLIO PROJECT MANAGEMENT BY STANTEC HEIDI MCGURK RYAN KHAIRA H.M MAMUN LOU ZOLDAN

SCOTT ARGENT

JON MASTERS

MARSHALL OPYR LINDSEY BAILEY MICHELE PERRET DARLENE ULRY DIANE HOLROYD ZOE REZAC

PRIME CONSULTANT BY NASSAL DESIGN MANAGEMENT

RAJESH ADUSUMALLI JOHN DREHER

AIME JORDAN MAGGIE MCHENRY

SUSAN WOOD

DERBY AHLSTONE SHIRIN FLETCHER NATALIE KIEFER JESSE MCHENRY

ROB WYATT

JENNA AYA PAUL FURIA COURTNEY KLEINMAN PAMELA MCKOWN

GINA YU SETH BRISKMAN

DAVE GOODMAN EUGENIE LEROUX SARAH PICKELL MARTIN ZURASKAS

FACILITY DESIGN

ARCHITECT OF RECORDSTANTEC ARCHITECTURE DAMIR BLAZEKA

KRIS JACEK

RICK CONNERY NIRWAIR BAJWA JOE TKALCIC LINDSEY CHARETTE VALERIE GENDALL ROSA CATACORA LISA KELLERMAN

NANCY KORPANY TANYA DORAN MATTHEW WIDDOWSON ASHKAN ATAEE KAITLYN GILLES

ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT DESIGN - ATB

MICHAEL DE WOLFE

CIVIL ENGINEER - ISL SEAN NOVAK ANTHONY PASINI

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERRJC

FRANK CAVALIERE

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Official Credits List - Indigenous Peoples Experience

BRIAN MONIZ

BERNARDO GARCIA RAMIREZ

MICHAEL FOWLIE KRIS POST

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERECCOM

COLIN SCHNEIDER

MECHANICAL ENGINEERARROW

BILL BARTELDS GLORIA HSU

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTMCELHANNEY

CHELSEA ALLAN DAVID BROWN

ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERVENEKLASEN

JAMES A GOOD

EXHIBIT DESIGN

EXHIBIT DESIGN - JOHN KING CREATIVE

JOHN KING SARA REDEN MIKI SHELTON EILEEN BERTIN

HELENA PIETRUSIEWICZ VALERIE FAITHOM

EXHIBIT AV DESIGN - DJ WILLRICH, LTD

DAVID WILLRICH TIM WILLRICH

JOHN DOE CHRIS WILLRICH NICOLA JAGGER DAVID GIBBONS

EXHIBIT LIGHTING DESIGNEXP

MICHAEL SCHRUPP RACHAEL STONER

EXHIBIT LIGHTING CONCEPTVISUAL TERRAIN

LISA PASSAMONTE GREEN KATE FURST STEVEN YOUNG

EXHIBIT THEMATIC ARCHITECTS - FSY ARCHITECTS

VIJAY SEHGAL ART YANEZ

STEFON DEAJON

CONCEPTUAL AREA DEVELOPMENT - RHDO DAN HELMAN SARA O'BRIGHT BRENDAN ESCOBAR MARO URENA

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER BY CLARK BUILDERS

CAMERON WORTHING GRANT LOSING AIMEE ELISE SHAW JUSTIN WILLIS MICHAEL KOLKMAN ROBERT GIOOLY ALLISON HALL JASON TOMA

ARTISAN COORDINATOR MJ BELCOURT

ARTISANS

EUGENE ALEXIS EKTI MARGARET L CARDINAL LILY MARCE GLADYS MORITZ

JANI RED GUN WINSTON WADSWORTH JR. AGNES JONES MELISSA-JO BELCOURT SUZAN MARIE BEN MOSES

JERRY SADDLEBACK SYD COURTEPATTE ERIK LEE

AMBER WEASEL HEAD KRISTI BRIDGEMAN MATT HILTERMANN ANNA MUSKEGO COUSINS PAULINE LIVINGSTONE LILYROSE MEYERS LISA SHEPHERD KEITH CALLIHOO RUBY SWEETMAN

JAMIE JOHN-KEHEWIN CELINA LOYER GEORGE MORITZ PATRICIA PICHE

EXHIBIT FABRICATION BY KUBIK-MALTBIE

DARRYL BAGGLEY BOB BRINGHAM COUNTRY WORKHOUSE NORMA HENRY ROCKSCAPES or CANADA INC RESEARCH CASTING INTERNATIONAL MATT EYRE BLUE RHINO STUDIO TED BLANCHARD

AV AND LIGHTING LIGHTING - MCL POWER MATT STRICKLAND TYLER MARTIN DAN MUTH JUSTIN SCHABEL BOB DAVID

AV-ALLSTAR MARK PLANCHE VERNON MASON KYLE SHORT COLIN WEINS GARY URLACHER

LIGHTING DESIGN - HIDDEN STORY

PIERRE LAVOIE

STORY, MEDIA AND CONTENT BY HIDDEN STORY PRODUCTIONS

KEY CREATIVES

DAVID BARLOW-KRELINA DAVID GARNEAU RIO MITCHELL BARRY BILINSKY TREY GILMORE LAURA O'GRADY EKTI MARGARET L CARDINAL CHRIS HSIUNG EMILY PAIGE JADE EHLERS PIERRE LAVOIE ROXANN VAUDRY-READ

INDIGENOUS ADVISORY GROUP

DARLENE AUGER EKTI MARGARET L CARDINAL DAVID MCCONNELL HARLEY BASTIEN BRUCE CUTKNIFE JERRY SADDLEBACK MELISSA-JO BELCOURT DAVID GARNEAU JO-ANN SADDLEBACK SUSAN BERRY CELINA LOYER

INSTALL SUPPORT

KIIDRA DUHAULT ELISE JASON KERRY JOHNSON TYLER KLEIN LONGMIRE

PROJECT SUPPORT

HAZEL BOYDELL EVE RICKERT MICHELLE WONG DORAN CHANDLER CJ ROBERTSON

NINI LEE HELENE ROULSTON MARTINA PAVLOUSKOVA DONNA SERAFINUS

POST-PRODUCTION PICTURE JORDAN BOSCH DEAN EVANS BROCK DAVID MITCHELL DOUG CURRAN

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND

PAT BUTLER

FRANK LARATTA DEWI WOOD BRAUN FARNON BRENT PLANIDEN KATHY HANNA TYLER RAMBIE VIENNA KUNNAS ANNIE WAUTHIER

POST-PRODUCTION VFX

FRANCOIS ARTACHO

LIAM CONNAUGHTON DARIO DE BETTIN REBECCA HARVEY JASON LAVOIE MARTIN POIRIER

MICHAEL BEAULAC MARC COTE

SUSAN DE ST JORRE MANPREET KALRA WESLEY LEMIEUX

DIEU-DONNE RACINE KEN BITZ ADRIEN CRUYSMANS DANIEL DI DONATO JESSIE-LEE LABONTE EMERY PAINCHAUD ROBERT RIOUX JOHN CAMERON DAVID DALLAIRE OLIVIER GAGNON NATHALIE LANTHIER ETIENNE PATRY RANDY SANTANDREA

RESEARCH AND WRITING

DR. LEROY LITTLE BEAR

JILLIAN RICHARDSON RUTH MCCONNELL

CHANTAL ROY-DENIS MELANIE NIEMI-BOHUN

LISA SHEPHERD SANDI RATCH

TRANSLATORS

LYNDON AGINAS

DOREEN DAY CHIEF CLARA LADOUCEUR

JERRY SADDLEBACK

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KEVIN AHKIMNACHIE

SHELDON JOSEPH WHITE

FEATHERS

DARRYL MCDONALD

THOMAS SNOW

EUGENE ALEXIS

LYNDA MINOOSE

BRUCE STARLIGHT GRAHAM ANDREWS ALICE KAOUITTS

ALVINE MOUNTAIN HORSE

ANIMATION BY E>D FILMS

KEY CREATIVES

DAVID BARLOW-KRELINA

DANIEL GIES

EMILY PAIGE

ROXANN VAUDRY-READ

ANIMATION TEAM

JEAN-GUILHEM BARGUES

MARC-ANDRE BOURGOIN

ARCHITA GHOSH

MARC-ALAIN GRENON

FREDERIQUE PARENTEAU

MALCOLM SUTHERLAND

DAVID BARLOW-KRELINA

CELIA BULLWINKEL DANIEL GIES

ALIEN MA ALFONSO

DAVID POIRIER

ROXANN VAUDRY-READ

MISHA BELLERIVE

FRED CASIA

DAVID GOLDSTYN

ERIC MAX KAPLIN

LOUIS ROY

KASSIA WARD

STEPHANIE BITTON

SIMON COTTEE

CIELLE GRAHAM EMILY PAIGE

CHRISTOPHER SCHMIER

MUSIC

KEY CREATIVES

MOE CLARK

CRIS DERKSON

TYLER FITZMAURICE

MUSICIANS

CINDY M (HOULE) COLLINS

CRIS DERKSEN DESI DESCHAMPS

DANIEL GERVAIS

DUANE JANVIER

ADRIAN LACHANCE

LEO MCGILVERY

JESSE PELLETIER

SOREL RIDERS

RANDY STRONG CADENCE WEAPON BRYAN BRUNO

ROB ALEXIS

MATTHEW CARDINAL ANDREW DESCHAMPS

KELLY EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS ANDERS HUNTER

DAVID KAKEESIM-MCGILVERY BRUCE LEE (KIHEW AWASIS)

PRISCILLA MCGILVERY ERNEST POUNDMAKER

RUTH SCALPLOCK

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Official Credits List - Indigenous Peoples Experience

DANTE STRONG

TREYVON WEASEL MOCCASIN CASHIUS BEAR-BENSON LIBERTY CHISHOLM TRISTEN EAGLETAIL

ISAAC JACKKNIFE BRONSON LACHANCE BRIANNA LIZOTTE

JOHN MINOOSE CAROL POWDER

NOAH SIMON DARCY TURNING ROBE STEPHANIE BRAVE ROCK MOE CLARK CODY DESCHAMPS

ANSEN EAGLETAIL

RYLIE JACKNIFE

KIHEW LACHANCE

ALLYSON MACIVOR MARILYN NORTH PEIGAN DAVID RHYMER

DANA STRONG FRANK TURNING ROBE KAMRYN YAWNGHWE

PRODUCTION

JAMES CLEMENS-SEELY JEFF KYNOCH KRISS VEISMANIS RENE COLLINS KEN LAKARE

ANNIE WAUTHIER KELLEY DIPASQUALE LUCIA MARTINEZ

JOJO WORTHINGTON

TYLER FITZMAURICE

RHETT TOCK

XINTONG ZANG

MEDIA PRODUCTION CREW

OLIVER BANYARD SHERRA BRIDGEWATER

JEFF DELANEY

SAMANTHA FERRARI CAMERON HOWELL

LARRY KELLY

CHRIS KRIEGER CARLEEN MCKINLEY CUMMING

CLAUDIA NEFF MOHAMMAD OAZZAZ TREVOR SOLWAY INGRID VARGAS LEO WISER JENNIFER CHIASSON GEORGINA ORTIZ AARON MUNSON DAVID BARON JENNA BRIGE HERB COMBEN BRADEN DERENIWSKI LES FRASER

PHILIP HARRISON LEON HUNTER STEPHEN KIEVIT ROBERT MACMILLAN EFFREY C. MURIAS ROBERT ORECHOW GAVIN RAE KARIN STUBENVOLL CANDACE VILLETT VANESSA WOODMAN CLAIRE BOURGEOIS CURTIS CAMERON DANNY COX PHILIP DRANSFELD KAROLINA GAJEWSKA GRAHAM HOOEY SHAWN INNUKSUK RALAMY ANN KNEESHAW WOODY MACPHAIL NEVIN MERRELLS TRACY MURRAY AARON PARAMEDICAL STUART RETALLACK DANIEL TREMBLAY ROBERT WATSON BLAIR BOURQUE JAKE CHAPMAN ADAM JAMISON STEPHEN KREURT TONY NAGLE RENE A POISSANT ALEX ROBINSON SIMON TUMACZ-JORDAN RODRIGO DA SILVA RAMOS NYREN B. EVELYN GRAHAM GALVINANA

JOLANE HOULE

MICHELLE MCGUIGAN DWAYNE WILEY

CAST

FEATURED IN THE MEETING PLACE FILM LEON AGINAS DAPHNE ALEXIS SAIGE ARCAND HEATHER BOUCHIER ANNA CARDINAL LEWIS CARDINAL CEEJAY COURTRIGHT BARBARA DUMIGANJACKSON ANEYA HERMAN-ARCAND CHIEF BILLY JOE LABOUCAN GEORGINA LIGHTNING DR. JAMES MAKOKIS PETER MARKOWSKI MIKAH MORIN-SADDLEBACK LANNY POTTS

ERIC SHIRT CHIEF TONY ALEXIS ARNOLD ALEXIS DWAYNE ALEXIS KALEB BENNETT OPHELIA BOUCHIER CELEIGH CARDINAL GER CARRIER BERT CROWFOOT NORMA DUNNING AVEN HERMAN-ARCAND PATTI LABOUCANE-BENSON CODY LIGHTNING JANICE A MAKOKIS JAMIE MEDICINE CRANE MICHELLE NIEVIADOMY CHEVI RABBIT LYNDON SUNTJENS ROXANNE TOOTOOSIS BERNICE ALEXIS ROBIN L. ALEXIS ALVIN ALLEN BENSON CALVIN BRUNEAU GILMAN CARDINAL SHANE CHARTRAND AMBER DION OREA HALFE

JAMES JONES DON LEWIS LEE CARDINAL KISIK LIGHTNING-CLOUD ATAYOH MAKOKIS EMMA MITSUING SAMANTHA PAUL HENRY RED CLOUD TERRI SUNTJENS LANA WHISKEYJACK CAMILLO ALEXIS PRESTON ANDERSON DR. ALLEN BENSON KIYA BRUNO

IKTOME CARDINAL DOREEN CHAUFOUX SHANA DION STEPHANIE HARPE ALEX KUSTWOK LAMOUREUX CRYSTLE LIGHTNING DR. LEROY LITTLE BEAR DR. PATRICIA MAKOKIS

CHIEF BILLY MORIN AUDREY POITRAS NATHAN RUNNING EUGENE T MAKOKIS MALLORY YAWNGHWE

ACTORS

KOEN AERTS LINDA GRASS SOPHIE PAPASTESIS

EKTI MARGARET L CARDINAL MEADOW KINGFISHER CHAD SIMON JOEY DESCHAMPS BRIANNA LIZOTTE TENEIL WHISKEYJACK ALEX FIDDLE DAYLENE PAPASTESIS MIIKA BRYCE WHISKEYJACK

DANCERS

THERON AUIGBELLE MUSKWA MEETOOS RANDI LYNN CANDLINE HONEY MEETOOS

MELODY GOODSTRIKER KIRRA MEETOOS ERIN MEETOOS

PERFORMERS

OREA AEMELINE

BRIAN LIZOTTE

LEXI PAPASTESIS

JASON COXWORTHY LEELA LIZOTTE

VANITY PAPASTESIS

RAE DESCHAMPS

LILYROSE MEYERS

ALLYSON PRATT CHIEF BILLY JOE LABOUCAN BRANDI MORIN

SPECIAL THANKS

MARK HAM

JESLENE QUINN BANFF CENTRE METIS CROSSING

MEDIA PRODUCES WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA.

SHOT ON LOCATION IN ALBERTA, CANADA

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Stuntronics - Aerial Robotics Technology

Superheroes don’t travel like average people. They have fantastic vehicles, innovative equipment and innate super-capabilities. Sometimes they might choose to walk from point A to point B, but other times, they fly. When heroes fly, they do so with both style and expertise and Disney’s “Stuntronics” figure exemplifies that.

Three major attributes of the pioneering, patent pending Stuntronics robotic platform technology, developed by the Walt Disney Imagineering R&D team, are: 1) innovative design and engineering solution that allows a humanoid robot to fly, do acrobatics and stick the landing every time; 2) development of an onboard sensing system that allows a Stuntronics robot to self-correct positioning in mid-flight; and 3) the creation of a robotic technology that looks humanoid and can be the basis for an entirely new type of attraction genre.

The Stuntronics Spider-Man is a 95-lb robot that swings up to 85 feet in the air and performs up to nine shows per day, flawlessly. This is achieved through the innovative application of advanced robotics and untethered, dynamic motion that creates realistic aerial stunts that would be impossible for humans to perform.

Stuntronics is advanced humanoid robotics utilizing onboard controls and a built-in inertial measurement device that analyzes position, allowing a robot to make real-time, mid-flight motion adjustments to achieve incredible stunts. This technology allows a robotic figure to determine exactly when to tuck, somersault and slow down its spin. The technology is exemplified in the figure of Spider-Man at the Avengers Campus of Disney California Adventure Park. The character performs a variety of gravity-defying combinations of flips, twists and poses, all with repeatability and precision and the ability to soar 85 feet in the air. Realistic body movements and careful choreography make the transition from live performer to Stuntonic comic character seamless. Stuntronics technology has achieved the unique ability to launch a humanoid character and have it self-correct its trajectory to perform perfect stunts and land without damage, every time. The platform provides new possibilities for realizing a wide range of dynamic characters and high-action stunts. As the Stuntronics technology progresses, the possibilities will become even more expansive and compelling.

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Anaheim, California, USA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Technical Innovation

Official Credits List - Stuntronics - Aerial Robotics Technology

WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Morgan Pope

Tony Dohi

Andréane d’Arcy-Lepage

Richard-Alexandre Peloquin

David Christensen

Gabe Weis

Jon Snoddy Loyal Pyczynski

WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING

Darren Wilkie

Todd Camill

Chris Soley

Aric Bellman

Terry Barr Lee Chuong

Jeff Davis

Franklin Batino

Kevin Rogers

Maureen Hart

Holger Irmler

James Klepper

Randy Tamme

Jordan Coleman

Lisa Anderson

Manny Chavez

Barry Golding Steve Kosakura

Jason Young Chris Mazzella

Heather Greene

Sarah Skinner Mike Horen Zac Palenchar

Joe Masci Bill West Dani Bellar Amy Goodwin

Bob Weis Scot Drake

John Mauro

Brent Strong

Chapel Folger

Josie Warren Thu-Ha Hoang Andrew Brothers

DISNEY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Dan Fields

David Anthony Michael Serna

Katlin Harper Daniel Solis Dan Healey Kirk Kusano Kevin Bowden

Robbie Huber Anna Barajas Mariko Cataldo

David E Miller

Robin Trowbridge

Thomas Judd

DISNEYLAND RESORT

David Oldfield

Bonnie Hong Jose Becerra Keith Randall David E Hansen

Christine Peterson David Carreiro Jordan Clarno Kevin Aglione

Jim Jaskol Deus Tulolo Jiunn So Tamara Wilson Natalie Katzka Ben Trabucco Elisa Martinez Robert Faulkner

DISNEY SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS

Cindy Marinaro

Mike Anson Gregory Nathan Chris Noveral

VENDORS

Spectral Motion: Mary Elizalde

Mike Elizalde Shannon Shea Mark Setrakian Grant Imahara Richard Landon Louis Lambie Bill Sturgeon Maria Kruse

Mike Lynch Tim Lamb Junko Komori

ACROBATIC SOLUTIONS

Scott Osgood

TAIT TOWERS

Sam Hillyer

Ryan Hunter Chris Wessels

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Symphony: A Virtual Journey Into The Heart Of Music

Barcelona, Spain

"Symphony” is an immersive, audiovisual experience of classical music. Following the lead of the conductor Gustavo Dudamel and more than 100 members of the prestigious Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the guest is able to experience the music in a most sophisticated way. This permanent installation at the Caixa forum in Barcelona is also a touring experience through Spain, delivering a 45-minute experience to groups of 30-35 people. In the first of two rooms, the pre-show sets the tone with a short film featuring three young musicians performing around the world. In the second room, the seats are 180-degree, pivoting chairs, positioned orchestra-style. Visitors don VR and headphone headsets for the virtual experience in which they first are sitting among the musicians and then travel inside

the instruments. This helps convey an understanding of the vibrations, tones and textures of music; how the simplicity of a piece of wood or the roughness of a piece of metal can construct such a sophisticated and beautiful universe as a symphony orchestra.

“Symphony” is a pure example of how technology can be at the service of creativity. The experience demonstrates excellence in the overall quality of its execution and a refined balance of all the audiovisual elements. Creators have been able to encapsulate the sensibility of classical music in a way that is entertaining and truly emotional. The experience encourages audiences of all ages and cultures to connect through music and learn more about classical music while experiencing novel technologies.

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Immersive Experience, Limited Budget
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Official Credits List -

“LA CAIXA” FOUNDATION, PRODUCER Elisa Duran, Deputy General Manager

Ignasi Miró, Corporate Director of Culture and Science

Rafael Chueca, Corporate Director of Regional Action and Centers

Xavier Bertolín, Corporate Director of Education and Marketing

Marta Vallejo, Director of Regional Management and Centres

Ricardo Gracia, Director of the Activity Planning Department

Albert Cornado, Manager at Regional Management and Centres

Mónica Reboredo, Manager at Regional Management and Centres

Antonio de Diego, Manager at Regional Management and Centres

Montse Blanco, Director of Marketing

Núria Torres, Director of the Corporate Marketing and Programs Department

Cristina Moret, Manager at the Corporate Marketing and Programs Department

Isabel Salgado, Director of Exhibitions and Collection

Hernan Crespo, Chief Manager at Exhibitions and Collection

Joan Borrell, Manager at Exhibitions and Collection

Núria Oller, Director of the Music and Digital Projects Department

Marta Morales, Manager at the Music and Digital Projects Department

Carmen Cruañas, Manager at the Music and Digital Projects Department

Carmen Rubio, Manager at the Music and Digital Projects Department

2D FILM

Igor Studio, Delegate Producer

Igor Cortadellas, Director, script, editor and camera operator

Ruth Mateu, Daniel Egwurube and Manuela Díaz, Main musicians

Marc CampภDirector of photography, camera operator, live sound and editor

Maria Soler Chopo, Production Raül Esteve, Aerial images, camera operator and live sound

Banjo Soundscapes, Audio postproduction

Gerard Font, Music recording in Barcelona Deluxe, Audio post-production 5.1 Michel Quinzii, Boat captain in Tossa de Mar

Jhon Jairo, Driver in Pereira

Symphony: A Virtual Journey Into The Heart Of Music

Jose de Ascamusa, Rider for transport in Cocora

VR FILM Igor Cortadellas, Director and Script

Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor & guest starring

David Bagué, Luthier

Mahler Chamber Orquestra

Aglaja Thiesen, Director of artistic planning

Alena Leuteritz, Project manager

Matthias Mayr, Stage manager Eva Chen, Tour manager Spain

Júlia Gállego, flute Francisco Varoch Estarelles, flute

Eva Steinaa, oboe Rosemary Staniforth, oboe

Vicente Alberola, clarinet Jaan Bossier, clarinet

Guilhaume Santana, bassoon Chiara Santi, bassoon Alessandro Battaglini, bassoon

José Vicente Castelló Vicedo, horn Jonathan Wegloop, horn José Miguel Asensi Martí, horn Genevieve Clifford, horn

Christopher Dicken, trumpet Noémi Makkos, trumpet Richard Blake, trumpet

Andreas Klein, trombone Mark Hampson, trombone José Martínez Antón, tuba/ophicleide Martin Piechotta, timpani Rizumu Sugishita, percussion Gael Gandino, harp

Meesun Hong-Coleman, concertmaster violin I

Cindy Albracht, violin I May Kunstovny, violin I Anna Matz, violin I Hildegard Niebuhr, violin I Helena Satue Cuixart, violin I Geoffroy Schied, violin I Sonja Starke, violin I Timothy Summers, violin I Hayley Wolfe, violin I Manuel Kastl, principal violin II

Nitzan Bartana, violin II Stephanie Baubin, violin II Charlotte Chahuneau, violin II Michiel Commandeur, violin II Christian Heubes, violin II Jana Lebrova, violin II Josephine Nobach, violin II Katarzyna Wozniakowska, violin II Joel Hunter, principal viola

Florent Brémond, viola Yannick Dondelinger, viola Tony Nys, viola Delphine Tissot, viola Ylva-Li Mc Tigert-Zilliacus, viola Pierre Doumenge, principal violoncello

Nepomuk Braun, violoncello Stefan Faludi, violoncello Clara Grünwald, violoncello Christophe Morin, violoncello Hugh Kluger, principal double bass

Jon Mikel Martínez Valgañón, double bass

Rodrigo Moro Martín, double bass Piotr Zimnik, double bass

The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation Daniel Egwurube (USA), flute Aaron Leung (Hong Kong), flute

Toshiyuki Hosogaya (Japan), oboe Carlos Andrés Lafarga (Spain), oboe

Ingeborg Moe (Norway), clarinet Pablo José Escobar Mota (Venezuela), clarinet

Juan Sebastián Javier Giménez, horn Rodríguez (Venezuela), horn Antonio Lasheras (Spain), horn Tone Langsrud (Norway), horn Norberto López (Spain), horn

Erick Gabriel Álvarez Urbina (Venezuela), trumpet Hazael Acevedo (USA), trumpet

Joseu May (USA), trombone Antoni Duran (Spain), trombone Manuela Díaz Henao (Colombia), tuba

Diego Andrés Montes Olivar (Venezuela), timpani Eunji Park (Korea), timpani Michael Yeung (Hong Kong), timpani

Siul Alejandro Ángel Prado (Venezuela), violin I

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Carlos Ernest Chacón Valero (Venezuela), violin I

Andria Chang (USA), violin I

Ingrid Ekberg (Sweden), violin I

David Evelio Fonseca González (Spain), violin I

Josep Ribera (Spain), violin I

Genesis de los Ángeles, violin II

Antonetty Tineo (Venezuela), violin II

Hannah Nalini Dutt (Sweden), violin II

Clementine Maillard (France), violin II

Diana Poghosyan (Spain), violin II

Montserrat Seras (Argentina), violin II

Helen Yu (Hong Kong), violin II

Paola Alejandra Escobar Castillo (Venezuela), viola

Leo Lovsen (Sweden), viola

Òscar Rico López (Spain), viola

Samantha Rosas (USA), viola

Siul Alberto Angel Prado (Venezuela), violoncello

Rut Mateu (Spain), violoncello

Jackelinne Rodriguez (USA), violoncello

Jorge Campos Martínez (Spain), double bass

Isabel Peiró Agramunt (Spain), double bass

Carlos So (Hong Kong), double bass

Mª. Celeste del Valle, double bass

Ynojosa Pérez (Venezuela), double bass

Igor Studio, Creative direction

Igor Cortadellas, Creative team

Marc Campà, Creative team

Raül Esteve, Creative team

Maria Soler Chopo, Producer Jaume Sabaté, account director

Álex Rademakers, script advisor

Glassworks Barcelona, delegate production and post-production company

Joan Amat, Executive producer

Javier Verdugo, CGI director

Carlos Cortés Reyes, CGI director

Rebecca Johnson, VFX Producer

Guy Perez, Storyboard Artist

Marco Rossi, CG FX artists

Pol Soler, CG FX artists

Alba Ribera Paulí, CG FX artists

Kristina Maevskaya, CG FX artists

David Berrocoso Salmeron, CG FX artists

Jonas Nunes, CG artists

Alice Labourel, CG artists

Gergely Wootsch, CG artists

Kiko Navarro, CG artists

Alba López, CG artists

Simon Glas, CG artists

Carlos de la Sotilla, VFX compositors Edu Puertas, VFX compositors

Lorenzo Lovera, VFX compositors Marc Balagué, Editor

Albert Garcia Gil, Online editors

Dani Granado, Colorist

Washington Neira, Technical support, IT

Visualise, 360º production company

Henry Stuart, VR supervisor

Will Currie, Producer

James Medcraft, Director of photography

Jack Churchill, Camera assistant

Joe Packman, Digital imaging technician

Sebastian Hagemeister, 360º video technician

Jack Churchill, 360º post-production specialist

The Production Club, Delegate production service company

Carlos Vidal-Ribas, Executive producer

Jorge Llama, Executive producer Albert Peker, Producer

Takuro Takeuchi, DOP

Julieta Lasarte, 1st AD Gemma Sellarés, 2nd AD

Irene Segovia, 3rd AD

Carlos Pequerul, Production manager

Dani Manero, Prod. coord. Rocío Díaz, Prod. assist. Emilio García, Unit manager

Javier Camacho, Runner

Daniel Segura, Runner Marc Massó, Runner Jordi Garcia, Runner

Vicky Viñas, Art director

Maria Asensio, Art director’s assistant Nacho Begni, Props buyer Edu Bonilla, Gaffer

Dani Vàzquez, Best boy

Paco Román, Best boy Juan Flores, Mixing desk tech

Albert Álvarez, Spark

Jose A Danta, Spark

Juanma Pérez, Spark Oriol Julia, Spark

Cristóbal Marín, Spark Nacho García, Spark Charly Vila, Spark/genny op. Baruch Bouis, Video assist. Sergi Lafuente, Assist. video assist. David Arrés, Key grip Adrià Petanàs, Grip assist. Yanek Perez, PA technician

Oriol Vera, PA technician

Stylist Ester Palaudaries, Wardrobes

Coro Mateo, Stylist assists. Maria Combalia, Stylist assists. Natalia Ferreiros, Make-up

Andrea Trenado, Make-up assists. Elena Platillero, Make-up assists. Jaume Sangrà, Choreographer

Oriol Tarrida, FX

Paco Gonzalo, Light truck driver (4th)

Andrés Quante, Light truck driver (Liceu) Rafael Caballero, Camera truck Driver Marc Barbero, Art truck driver

Sonotech, Platforms Cuchara de Palo, Catering Geseme, Risk prevention

Paco Gonzalo, Light transport (Bagué) Modasa, Light transport (Liceu)

Gripsupport, Grip StereoRent, PA system

Aluzine, Lighting Distands, Carpet

Nasa FX, FX

Despejado Vallas, Parking reservations

PennyWise, Stage hands Montoya, Transfers

Streaming On Set, Video assist.

Visualise, Audio Department Henrik Oppermann, Immersive sound director

Dmitriy Lipay, Sound recording producer Gerard Font Espí, Sound recording assistants

Johannes Kares, Sound recording assistant

Jonas Ritter, Sound recording assistant

Banjo Soundscapes, Music composition of the heart beats

Ivan Llopis, Lead composer

Anna Segura, Producer

Scores

Pau Sandaran, Music copyist

Roman Gotwald, Music copyist

SPECIAL THANKS

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès

Mark Newbanks, Managing Director at Fidelio Arts Ltd. Fidelio Arts Ltd

Enrique Subiela, Duetto Management

Caroline Nelson

Javier Molina McGhee, Grupo Mediapro Josep Pons, Conductor and to everyone whose effort and enthusiasm have made this project possible

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Level99 — Natick, Massachusetts, USA

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Attraction

Level99 is an indoor, challenge-based experience that transformed a vacant department store into a 48,000 square-foot entertainment venue drawing a broad audience. It blends concepts from escape rooms, challenge courses, social competitive games, and digital gaming into a groundbreaking social experience of impressive scale, full of surprises. Forty-three themed challenge rooms and seven arenas test teams of two to six players in physical and mental tasks to collect digital assets that unlock additional challenges and rewards as they progress through the meta-game that connects all 40+ rooms. The entertainment venue can host up to 450 players at a time, while offering more than 100 challenges. RFID bracelets uniquely identify guests, providing data for leaderboards and real-time highlights.

Each zone is distinctly themed and provides unexpected discoveries, however one chooses to

navigate the space. Experiences are engaging for both spectators and players. Physical game play is seamlessly blended with digital game technology. Fully 50% of activities are completely accessible to the physically challenged. Some 60 pieces of original art and sculpture by local artists adorn the venue and create social media opportunities. Night Shift Brewing, a full-service kitchen supporting a 140-seat Beer Hall and high-end tap room where players can watch the arena games, brings Level99 into the realm of a potential multi-hour stay.

Level99 represents a new paradigm in the ‘social entertainment’ category. Its diverse and wellexecuted design, wide range of physical and cognitive challenges, seamless integration with digital scoring, and high-quality food and beverage offering redefine adult and family entertainment centers.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Matt DuPlessie

Ron Shaich

Keith Pascal

Gad Liwerant

CONCEPT INCEPTION

Matt DuPlessie

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Kat Kingsley, Creative Director

Matt DuPlessie, CEO

Jonathan Goff, Director of Operations

Dane Stebbings, Sr. Project Engineer

Rob Mercurio, Sr. Project Engineer

Spike Hirsch, Project Manager

Rachel Segall, Project Manager

Chris Winroth, Graphic & Set Design

Emily Charles, Software Engineer

Victor Hung, Software Engineer

Ben Buchwald, Senior Software Engineer

DESIGN, ENGINEERING, FABRICATION, AND INSTALLATION

Jonathan Goff, Director of Operations

Matt DuPlessie, CEO

Kat Kingsley, Creative Director

Official Credits List - Level99

Spike Hirsch, Project Manager

Rachel Segall, Project Manager

Dane Stebbings, Sr. Project Engineer

Rob Mercurio, Sr. Project Engineer

Alex Zenk, Project Engineer

Kiersten Barr, Jr. Project Engineer

Chris Winroth, Graphic & Set Design

Jon Hondorp, Project Management & Fabrication

Brian Armstead, Integration Tech

Jorge Mejia, Fabricator

Tony Light, Fabricator

James Scott, Fabricator

Dana Chenery, Fabricator

Jesse Cannon, Technical Supervisor

Dani Gabriszeski, Fabrication & Installation

Zach Senchuk, Fabrication & Installation

Matt DiPersio, Fabrication & Installation

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Ben Buchwald, Senior Software Engineer

Emily Charles, Software Engineer

Victor Hung, Software Engineer

Dillon Zhang, Software Development Assistant

Elisabeth Daley, Software Development Assistant

Stephen Read, Software Development Assistant

HARDWARE, NETWORK, WIRING, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Andy Shoemaker, Digital Networking

Ben Buchwald, Senior Software Engineer

Emily Charles, Software Engineer

Victor Hung, Software Engineer

Spike Hirsch, Project Manager

FINANCE

Mike Alessandro, Controller

SOUND DESIGN

Stephen Pierce, Twin Ravens Audio

Kat Kingsley

LIGHTING DESIGN

Kat Kingsley

Rachel Segal

Dane Stebbings

Chris Winroth

Spike Hirsch

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Official Credits List - Level99

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

Kendall Lowe, Kendall Co

Bergmann Architects

Julie Clarke Kovalsky

Matthew Groth

Brett Garner

Dylan Thygesen

Kat Kingsley

Chris Winroth

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Jonathan Goff

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Cornerstone Design/Build Services Inc., Swansea, MA

Bob Sanford John Marks

Joe Diago

Suzanne Miller

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT

FABRICATION

New England Neon, Framingham MA

Carmine Saccardo

Mystic Scenic Studios, Norwood MA

Duncan Maio Keith Archer

Allie Gillaspie-Williams Mandeville Sign, Lincoln RI

ATTRACTION FABRICATION

Box Fort, Inc., Norwood MA Global Scenic Services, Bridgeport CT

Jim Malski

Peter Falco Matt Maraffi

Doug Meeson

Margret Dolben VDA Productions, Somerville MA

Bob Russo

Heather Munnell

Jesse Mitchel Proof Productions, Mantua NJ

Stephen McEntee

Brad Helm

Caitlin Howarth MadeFirst, Nashville TN

Scott Volesky Adirondack Studios, Argyle NY

Carl Zutz

Wayne Idecker

INSTALLATION ARTISTS

Konstantin Hlanta

Ernie Delia

Jonathan Conway

Christopher Field

Lindsay Fuori

Lu Valena Brian Wallace

Felipe Ortiz

Adelaide Bruce

Danielle Krcmar

Bayda Asbridge

Rebecca Greene

Kat Kingsley

Chris Winroth

Rachel Segall

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEVELOPMENT

Tom Sadler, Vice President Food & Beverage

Ron Shaich Keith Pascal

Little Branch Hospitality

Andrew Holden Eli Feldman

Nemo Bolin Molly Sandrof Bobby Pike

OPENING OPERATIONS

TEAM

Brett Bovio, Director of Operations Shawn Hamel, Entertainment Manager

Kaleigh McHugh, Assistant Entertainment Manager

Jesse Cannon, Technical Supervisor

Ashley Tart McGuire, Taproom General Manager

Alex DeAmicis, Chef de Cuisine

Chandler Femiano, Sous Chef Mike Patterson, Bar Manager

INTREPID INTERNS

Brynn Gelerman

Kiersten Barr

Lauren Platt Jessica Yen

Katie Henshaw

Amy Fang

Maxine Beeman

Georgette L Tso

Shannon Peng

John Francis Stillman

Katherine Yee

SPECIAL THANKS TO David Wallace and the students of 2.744 at MIT Our countless playtesters!

EXP has led design innovation for some of the most recognizable and successful entertainment and sports venues in the world. Our specialists provide a range of engineering and design services for theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, sport facilities and attractions to create unforgettable guest experiences. EXPERTS IN THE GUEST EXPERIENCE. EXP congratulates all 2022 Thea Award recipients! Indigenous Peoples Experience Fort Edmonton Park Edmonton, AB, Canada 2022 Thea Award Winner EXP Lighting Design

Reodor Felgen's Hyperakselerator

Hunderfossen Adventure Park, Faberg, Norway

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Attraction on a Limited Budget

Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator transports guests into the fantasy world of the famous Norwegian author and illustrator, Kjell Aukrust. The attraction takes families on an exhilarating, media-based motion simulator journey with the well-known storybook characters of the movie “Flaklypa Grand Prix,” the Norwegian blockbuster that sold more than 5.5 million tickets in a country of 4.5 million inhabitants.

The story begins inside the workshop of Norwegian inventor Reodor Felgen as he formulates a most novel solution to climate change with a totally green hydrogen fuel, made by harvesting the burps and farts of farm animals. Along with Solan and Ludvig, Reodor’s assistants, families are invited to test-pilot this new green gaseous fuel source in the Hyperakselerator, which is a traditional Norwegian

kicksled given a high-tech Hyperakselerator engine upgrade. When Ludvig pulls the wrong lever during testing, the vehicle careens out of control and flies off the test track, crashing through the walls of the workshop. What ensues is a wild sledding adventure over the snow-covered mountains and down the rivers and waterfalls of Flaklypa. The guests save the day.

Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator delivers rich characters, an engaging storyline, a thrilling ride experience, impactful special effects, and highquality 3D media content in a small space and on a frugal budget, effectively leveraging the Flaklypa IP onto an attraction platform with thoughtful and focused theming and a whimsical air. Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator delivers the perfect balance of story, thrill, and old-fashioned humor.

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Official Credits List - Reodor Felgen's Hyperakselerator

Anders JohanHuuse, Founder and owner

Hunderfossen Familiepark AS

Per Arne Slapø, Group manager

The Hunderfossen group

Hogne Høstmælingen, CEO and project manager, Hunderfossen Familiepark AS Ole Verner Hoff, Technical manager

Hunderfossen Familiepark AS Hans Petter Hatterud, Mechanical engineer, Hunderfossen Familiepark AS Per Egil Blekkan, Carpenter Hunderfossen Familiepark AS

Lars Espen Aukrust, Chairman of the board. Aukrust foundation Benedikte Kjernsmo, Brand manager Aukrust foundation

Fredrik Kiøsterud, CEO Qvisten Animation

Rasmus Sivertsen, Director Qvisten Animation

Fredrik Arntzen, Producer Qvisten Animation

Karsten Fullu, Scriptwriter Qvisten Animation

Stig Saxegaard, Art director Qvisten Animation

William Faucher, Technical director Qvisten Animation

Terry Monkton, CEO, Simworx

Richard Monkton, Project manager

Simworx

Michael Doyle, Installation manager Simworx

Karl Brant, Assembly engineer Simworx

Nick Xu, Software manager Simworx

Matt Clarkson, Theming manager Simworx

Matt Jinks, Engineering design Simworx

Nick Farmer, Creative director & producer, Farmer Attractions Development

Steve Pearce, Concept designer SP Design

Simon Mitchell, Technical engineer AAA/V Systems

Michelle Hayward, Sculpture & soft props, Spirit Sculpture

Simon Hearn. Mechanical engineer Hearn Design

Adrian Szuchic, IllustratorFreelance

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Mario Kart Augmented Reality Themed Ride Technology Osaka, Japan

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Technical Innovation

This innovative design and engineering solution integrates an in-house prototyped AR (augmented reality) headmounted-display solution and head tracking system with facility-side media control and cloud gaming. It was developed to fulfill the vision of immersing guests into the world of the Mario Kart game at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan.

This breakthrough AR technology enables a novel, guest-immersive, game playing experience to come to life within the practical realm of themed ride entertainment. It allows for video game world characters to be seen moving at terrific speeds through dimensional, scenic environments and to interact with projection-mapped video media. In addition, each four-passenger ride KART allows for individual guest interaction with the characters.

More than 20 patents have already been granted to numerous components. The Universal Advanced Technology Group had to innovate multiple technological and operational solutions in-house and to coordinate the efforts of numerous global vendors. Principal in this effort was the design and prototyping of a robust headset and game engine solution that would stand up to and satisfy the rigors of high-capacity, theme park operation. A two-piece design was developed to facilitate cleaning, while also providing the tethered Electro-Optical packaged “Racing Goggles” central to the AR experience. With head tracking technology, cloud gaming service for interaction with players’ mobile phones to check their scores, specialized software to support player interactions, and enlarged field-of-view and image resolution, all elements combine to put guests in the middle of the race to compete with classic Nintendo characters.

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Official Credits List - Mario Kart Augmented Reality Themed Ride Technology

UNIVERSAL PARKS AND RESORTSEXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Tom Williams, Chairman, Universal Parks and Resorts

Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman, UPR & President Universal Creative Tracey Stockwell, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, UOR

J. L. Bonnier, President & CEO, Universal Studios Japan, USJ Admin

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE- PROJECT TEAM

Mark Pohlhammer, VP & Project Director

Tom Geraghty, Sr. Director, Innovation & Global Executive Producer

Patrick J Goergen, Sr Mgr, Technical-Creative Timothy R Tryzbiak, Sr Mgr, Technical-Creative

Patrick Devin Boyle, Show Design Director

Tom Cluff, Creative Director UPR Christopher R Bromby, Media Producer UPR Bestor, Valerie R, Sr Coord,Media Buecken, Patrick, Sr Mgr, Engineering & Safety Dennis, Yurika, Sr Mgr,Intellectul Property Finn, William E, Sr Dir,Projects Graham, Martin E Mgr,System Integration Greer, Daniel, Assoc Producer UPR Haines, Stockwell D, Engineer Hope, Shawn M, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Huber, William

Sr Mgr,Network System-Creative Humphrey, Anthony B Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Hussami, Cindy, Media Producer UPR Kellenberger, Kevin B, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety Kohei, Hotta, ATI Engineer Maras, Craig R, Producer,Creative Sloan, Jeremy, Media Producer Trujillo, Tomas, Asst Dir, Engineering & Safety Watson, Duncan, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Wolski, Pawel, Assistant Manager AVP

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE- CORE

Thierry Coup, Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President, Creative Studio

Steve Blum, Senior Vice President, Safety and Engineering

Dan Memis, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Finance

Brawner Greer, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs Gene Dobrzyn, Senior Vice President Mike Kiddoo, Vice President, Safety and Engineering Chris Oliver, Vice President, Safety and Engineering Jennifer Addeo, Vice President, Finance Keith Wright, Vice President, Project Controls

Robert Cortelyou, Senior Director, Safety and Engineering Brian McQuillian, Senior Director, Safety and Engineering

Jody Keller, Senior Director, ATI Programs Mark Traynor, Asst. Director, ATI - Software

NINTENDO

Creative Directors

Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Director Shinya Takahashi, Creative Director Kensuke Tanabe. Creative Director

Project Team

Kozo Makino, Project Lead Masaho Nomura, Project Support Higashi Takanori, Project Support Yugo Sato. Project Support Ayaka Osakabe, Project Support

Visual Supervision

Tsuyoshi Watanabe Yo Onishi Sota Kagino Chiharu Sakiyama Yosuke Yamamoto Kenko Kawahara Norio Asakura

Audio Supervision

Koji Kondo Takahiro Watanabe Mahito Yokota Yuki Tsuji Kenta Nagata Ryoji Yoshitomi

Merchandise/Food Supervision

Yoichi Yamamoto Naoya Hasegawa Noriyoshi Iwata Ryosuke Hirayama

Business Coordination

Yusuke Beppu Yutaka Takehisa Atsushi Yamamoto Hironari Makiuchi

Special Thanks

Satoru Iwata Shuntaro Furukawa

VENDORS

Holovis

Stuart Hetherington, CEO

Andrew Brown, COO

Joe Jurado, CTO

Amy Steele, Project Director

Stephen Joy, Technical Director

Alex Kiss, Project Manager

Mitchell Hartwell, Software Integration Supervisor

Gus Poveda, System Architect

Glynn Harcombe, Installation Supervisor - Hardware

Michael Agreda, Software Engineer

Tom Bland, Project Engineer

Clark Taylor, Installation Supervisor - ARV Chris Layfield, Quality Assurance Manager

Alex Rainy Brown, Installation Engineer

Kevan Stratton, Installation Engineer

Matthew Knight, Integration Programmer

Nathan Garrett, Integration Programmer Colin Norris, Project Engineer

Daniel Davie, Project Engineer

Dave Reynolds, Project Engineer

Ian Bellamy, Project Engineer

Simon Moloney, Project Engineer

Ada Oliveira, Business Support

Adam Jones, Solutions Architect - Art

Andreas Georgiou, Solutions Architect - Art

Brandon Tan, Solutions Architect - SW

Brian Unwin, Solutions Architect - Art

Chris Stanley, Solutions Architect - Eng

Chris Walker-Brown, Digital Content Creation Specialist

Drew Dunk, Solutions Architect - SW

Duncan Fewkes, Solutions Architect - SW

Eric Kang, Solutions Architect - Eng

Francis Caamano, Warehouse Manager - US

Gareth Williams, Solutions Architect - Eng

Gary Moulton, Warehouse Controller - UK

Glenn Byford, Solutions Architect - Eng

Ian Souster, Purchasing Specialist

James Lodder, Solutions Architect - Eng

James Wills, Solutions Architect - Eng

Kerri Drake, Logistics Manager

Mark Doorbar, Software Developer

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Official Credits List - Mario Kart Augmented Reality Themed Ride Technology

Richard Wingfield, Solutions Architect - Eng

Taylor Drew, Solutions Architect - Eng

Yohann Advikolanu, Solutions Architect - SW

Kevin Wang, Business Development ManagerZotac USA

Dreamcraft

Vernon MacGugin, President

Jamie Toghill, Project Manager

Mike Wozniewski, Game Development Lead

Rob Roe, Rendering Engineer

John Holland, Technical Artist

Stephen O’Grady, Technical Artist

Patrick Fewtrell, Backend Game Developer

Alex Campelo, Game Developer

Andrew Kim, Game Developer

Dave Irons, Game Developer

Jan-Arnout Mager, QA and Testing Lead

Dave Elton, Studio Manager

Tony Christney, Game Development Lead

Steph Cates, Project Manager

Joanne Service, Game Design

Glen Schulz, Technical Artist

Eric Roy, Backend Game Developer

Kai Wunderle, Backend Game Developer

Joshua Manton, Game Developer

Roger Braunstein, Game Developer

Ariel Lorenzo Luaces, Game Developer

Geoff Johns, Game Developer

Daniel McKinnon, Game Developer

Amesh Narsing, Game Developer

Tristyn Stimpson, Game Developer

Jordan Ivey, Sound Designer

Justin Sieben, QA Tester

Jaycon

Jiten Chandiramanii, CEO & Co-Founder

Derek Blankenship, COO & Co-Founder

Tony Le, Project Manager

Steven Du, Project Manager

Jiongtong Fang, Project Manager

Lucas Santos, Mechanical Engineer

Joshua Aurigemma, Mechanical Engineer

Manuel Castro, Electrical Engineer

Raphael Setin, Software Developer

Steven Braeger, Software Developer

Jesse Pica, Production Manager

David Kim, Production/Quality

Yajing Liu, Sourcing

Joy Jiang, Sourcing

Yan Gao, Sourcing

Lisa Clark, Administrative Assistant

Mira

Matt Stern, COO

Montana Reed, CPO

Nakul Anand, TPM/Production Ben Taft, CEO

Polhemus

Skip Rodgers, President

Bob Higgins, Engineering Lead

James Farr, Engineering Lead

The Third Floor

Chris Edwards, CEO

Dane Smith, VP, Project Lead

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Gideon's Bakehouse

Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Themed Retail, Limited Budget

In addition to being an insanely popular dessert shop famous for its cookies, Gideon’s Bakery has an elaborate backstory, with consistent art direction done to perfection in virtually every square inch of its new flagship location at Disney Springs. It has an aura both mysterious and supernatural, rendered in Victorian and Gothic styles with a touch of folklore and the occult. Loyal fans have been known to endure virtual wait times of up to 12 hours to acquire the delicious baked goodies.

Gideon’s Bakehouse is praiseworthy for its ambitious atmosphere and storytelling that plays out on multiple levels. Its meticulous social media platform provides provocative story clues, mouth-watering photos, and ordering options. The owner personally runs the venue’s Instagram, ensuring brand cohesion

and the personal touch. A constantly adapting menu with limited-edition and timed-release offerings promotes a sense of exclusivity and garners a healthy sense of FOMO (fear of missing out). Interactions with the warm and knowledgeable staff enhance in-person visits, and the whimsical backstory is richly manifest in the interior design. The vibe is both evocative and foreboding, moody and playful. There is so much to look at, read, and contemplate inside that it begs for return visits to explore further.

Opening in Orlando during a year when global tourism was at an all-time low, the success of Gideon’s Bakehouse is all the more outstanding. It is recognized for excellence in an immersive experience of the highest execution quality, and commitment to the personal touch.

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Official Credits ListGideon's Bakehouse

Steven Lewis, Owner & Lead Creative, Gideon’s Bakehouse

Patrick McKinney, Project Manager, Gideon’s Bakehouse

Michael Reyes, Art Director, Gideon’s Bakehouse

Cassandra Melena, Theme Designer, Gideon’s Bakehouse

Diana Chase, Architect, Studio 407

Dan Picard, Experiential Designer, MDSX

Jim Abbott, Sign Fabrication, Dynamic Aspects Signs

Chuck Walczak, Woodwork Fabrication, Woodchuck Industries

Steve Nall, Woodwork Fabrication, Woodchuck Industries

Teri Althouse / Decorative Painting / Avani Studios

Jon Althouse / Decorative Painting / Avani Studios

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Recognizing exceptional volunteer service to the Association, TEA Service Awards are recommended by the TEA Past Presidents Committee, which established the award.

Going back to early years of the organization, Lynn Allmandinger has been a consummate volunteer in her support of the TEA. Past Presidents of TEA have consistently stated how she was always available to assist in any way she could throughout each of their terms. Professionally, since 1995 she has specialized in addressing the insurance needs of the industry, including working with insurance providers to craft affordable and often custom packages.

Outside her professional role, Allmandinger has been a “Super Volunteer” supporting TEA events of all kinds, giving support wherever and whenever she could. She has volunteered on many committees up to and including the TEA International Board where she served for six years as a director as well as on the Finance Committee and the Branding and Communication Task Force.

She also served two 2-year terms as President of the TEA Western North America Division, and as a Western Division Board Member from 2006-2014. She also chaired the TEA International Membership Committee from 2006-2012. Year upon year, in perhaps her most visible role, she has been the tireless House Manager & Talent Wrangler at the annual TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala and at the TEA SATE Conference, as well as a regular volunteer at the TEA booth at IAAPA Expo each November in Orlando.

Lynn Allmandinger TEA PETER CHERNACK DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Lynn Allmandinger with two special friends at the TEA Thea Awards
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www.luminousterrain.netwww.visualterrain.net Visual Terrain wishes to congratulate Indigenous Peoples Experience THEA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Doris Hardoon BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD RECOGNIZING A LIFETIME OF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT Lynn Almandinger TEA PETER CHERNACK DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD and all of our fellow recipients of a 2022 Thea Award. Cheers to you for your contributions to themed entertainment and the world! We thank the TEA for entrusting us to be on the production team for 10 Thea Galas. Celebrating 27 Years of Lighting & Media Design for Architecture Attractions The Arts and… 15 Thea Awards! Los Angeles • Chicago • Washington D.C • Paris Visual Terrain®

Wētā Workshop Unleashed — Auckland, New Zealand

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Brand Experience

“Part film set. Part creative workshop. But all is not what it seems,” reads the promotion. Wētā Workshop Unleashed takes guests into the fantastical world of the iconic, five-time Academy Award winning movie studio to learn, participate and be thoroughly entertained. Visitors find themselves behind the scenes at Wētā Workshop, where they select a genre: Horror, Fantasy or Science Fiction. They then enter dedicated “workshop” environments where the tricks of cinematic special effects in each genre are presented with imagination and clever humor. Ultimately, they see how all the various elements come together in the final product.

Overflowing with fantastic props, animatronics, and environments, it’s a richly engaging and educational experience. Presented with tremendous creativity and imagination, Wētā Workshop Unleashed is also

unforgettably entertaining. It brilliantly straddles the line between a traditional behind-the-scenes tour and a full-on theme park attraction, offering as much creativity and imagination in the way it tells its story as is contained in the content itself.

Wētā created a tremendous amount of impressive, original themed content, placemaking and character creation to explain how they create movie magic. On top of that, the workshop environments themselves are full of unexpected gags and surprises….the visitor never knows what’s going to happen next. In celebrating the 30-year anniversary of Wētā Workshop’s founding, the creative team has applied their considerable talents to present this immersive and compelling experience which celebrates imagination, storytelling, and the creative use of cinematic technology, all to the highest standards.

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Wētā Workshop Unleashed

WĒTĀ WORKSHOP

Richard Taylor, CEO/Creative Director

Ben Barraud, Exhibition Designer

Danielle Casey, Project Manager

Sofia Pedersen, Project Supervisor

Darren Mosher, Art Director

Tane Upjohn Beatson, Composer/Sound Director

Marc Simpson, Lighting Director (TOULOUSE)

Blair Ryan, Unleashed Install Supervisor

Richard Athorne, Creative Director (LBE)

Jake Downing, Head of Tourism

David Wilks, General Manager

Grant Bensley, Head of Production

Rob Gillies, Head of Manufacture

Amie Wolken, Lead Programmer (Interactive)

Brad Cunningham, Manufacture

Project Supervisor

Jenna Nuthall, Production Manager (Manufacture)

Mona Peters, Miniatures Supervisor

Christopher Cope, Senior Media Producer

Chris Williamson, Senior Motion Designer

Greg Broadmore, Unleashed Mural/ Brand Design

Chloe Reweti, Art Director Graphic Design

Erik Hay, Writer

Liana McPherson, Writer

Rebekah Tisch, Art Director (Design)

Johnny Fraser Allen, Unleashed Concept Artist

LiWen Choy, Designer

Chris Guise, Senior Concept Artist

Jason Aldous, Design Project Manager

Grant Lumsden, R&D Consultant

Dennis Coutts, Project Delivery Manager

Tom Moreton, Unleashed Construction Project Manager

Tania Rodger, Director

Ri Streeter, EA to CEO/Creative Director

Raashi Sheehan, EA to General Manager

Installation

Isaac Robertson, Unleashed install technician

Liam Sherry, Unleashed install technician

Joel Gearey, Unleashed install technician

Poppy Ferguson, Unleashed install technician

Joe Harlow, Unleashed install technician

Matt Hagedorn, Unleashed install technician

Lisa Birchall, Unleashed install technician

LBE

Catherine Ormandy, Executive Producer (LBE)

Andrew Thomas, Creative Lead

Edward Denton, Creative Lead

Sam Gao, Art Director

Ana Wang, Production Coordinator

Max Chow, Concept Designer

William Duignan, LBE Coordinator

Rehua Wilson, Architectural Draftsperson

Alana Inglis, Exhibition Designer

Andy Irving, Exhibition Designer

Sushil Patel, Exhibition Designer

Ralph Upton, Content Developer

Interactive

Patrick Wagner, Managing Director

Simon Baker, Lead VFX Artist

Zoe Featherstone, Senior Producer

Jordan Peat, Junior Experience Designer

Syros Pourlatifi, VFX Artist

Adam Randall, Senior Programmer

Stuart Thomas, Artist

James Brown, Senior Software Engineer

Design

Lauri Sharp, Design Studio Operations Manager

Talei Searell, Supervising Production Manager

Yalda Armian, Project Manager

Brooklyn Dineen, Production Manager2IC to SPM

Milli Griffin, Production Coordinator

Elspeth Grant, Production Coordinator

Ben Hawker, Business Development & Creative Director

Paul Tobin, Art Director

Christian Pearce, Art Director

Adam Anderson, Senior Concept Artist

Gus Hunter, Senior Concept Artist

Adam Middleton, Senior Concept Artist

Greg Tozer, Senior Concept Artist

William Bennett, Senior Concept Artist

Dane Madgwick, Senior Concept Artist Daniel Falconer

Thomas Oates, Concept Artist

Iona Brinch, Concept Artist

Russell Lu, Concept Artist

Vaughan Flanagan, Concept Artist

Ken Samonte, Concept Designer

Joshua Damian, Junior Concept Artist

Jerome Morris, Work Experience

Ben Wootten, Freelance Designer

Manufacture

Andrew Durno, Manufacture Workshop Supervisor 2IC

Pietro Marson, Manufacture Workshop Operations Analyst

Danielle Prestidge, Supervising Production Manager

Steven Saunders, Miniatures technician

Lans Hansen, Project Supervisor

Jack Taylor, Project Supervisor

Jake Evill, Project Supervisor

Chris Bath, Team Leader 3D Department

Jordan Thomson, 3D Manufacturing

Joseph Sherman-Mendez, 3D Manufacturing Hamish Garry, 3D Manufacturing

Karyoon Kim, 3D Manufacturing

Nizaad Shah, 3D Manufacturing

Nate Castro, 3D Manufacturing

Robbie Elliott, 3D Manufacturing

Hynie Rasch, 3D Manufacturing

Luke Hawker, 3D Modeller / Senior Technician

James Doyle, 3D Modeller

Hannah Dockerty, 3D Modeller

Ryan Serrano, 3D Modeller

Tor Robinson, 3D Modeller

Tarn Greenlaw, 3D Modeller

Fabio Paiva, 3D Modeller

Kathryn Parr, 3D Modeller

Petteri Makinen, 3D Modeller

Monique Coghlan, 3D Modeller

Kieran Smith, 3D Modeller

Jorgelina Yeme, 3D Modeller

Jorge Valle, Build Lead

Zoilo Abad, Team Leader Animatronics

Rod Sheehy, Animatronics technician

Cameron May, Animatronics technician

Darren Mosher, Animatronics technician

Brian Stendebach, Team Leader Casting

Niam Lynch, Casting technician

Jasmine Shadbolt, Casting technician

Cormac Doyle, Casting technician

Lea Golding, Casting technician

Shanti Costar, Casting technician

Matt Hagedorn, Team Leader Finishing

Luke Dacombe-Bird, Finishing Technician

Damon Pearson, Finishing Technician

Eddy Kerr-Hislop, Finishing Technician

Christian Morgan-Joseph, Finishing Technician

Werner Kaffl, Finishing Technician

Alistair McDougall, Team Leader Costume

Bryce Curtis, Costume technician

Darin Gordine, Costume technician

Laki Laban, Costume technician

Natalie Conaty, Costume technician

Rianne Gibson, Costume technician

Scott Boardman, Costume technician

Harriet Trubshaw, Costume technician

Cassie Lopez, Costume technician

Sanit Klamchanuan, Costume technician

James Walker, Costume technician

Xan Twissell, Costume technician

Joel Ahie-Drought, Team Leader Engineering

David Askew, Engineer

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Dave Irons, Engineer

Craig Sullivan, Engineer

Ben Brister, Metal Fabrication/Engineer

Antje McConnon, Team Leader Hair

Briar Mann, Hair technician/Actress

Elizabeth de la Rey, Hair technician

Sonja Howard, Hair technician

Rob Skene, Team Leader Molding

Mike Wallace, Mold technician

Will Toft, Mold technician

Judith Dillon, Mold technician

Brett Butt, Mold technician

Lindsey Bisch, Mold technician

Bryn Jones, Mold technician

Jules German, Team Leader Paint

Sourisak Chanpaseuth, Paint technician

Jonny Brough, Paint technician

Chris Hunt, Paint technician

Tiger Kang, Paint technician

Luke Polti, Paint technician

Carl Lum Kye Ern, Paint technician

Tamaki Wilson, Paint technician

Anna Muir, Paint Technician

Marco Wuest, Team Leader Props

Paul van Ommen (2IC), Props technician

Carl Hobman, Props technician

Pati Ahsue, Props technician

Justin Chappell, Props technician

Grace Bowen, Props technician

Dominic Di Leva, Props technician

Tagish Carey, Props technician

Jason Docherty, Prosthetics technician

Taylor Docherty, Prosthetics technician

Rachel Minchin, Prosthetics technician

Stefania Passero, Prosthetics technician

Freya Milner, Prosthetics technician

James Hunter, Prosthetics technician

Michael Kenna, Prosthetics technician

Sharon Mungar, Prosthetics technician

Gracy Veerasamy, Prosthetics technician

Daniel Cockersell, Team Leader Sculpting

Jamie Beswarick, Sculptor

Jane Wenley, Sculptor

Brigitte Wuest, Sculptor

Xi Wen, Sculptor

Zhaohui Gong, Sculptor

Victor Gully, Sculptor

Wang Hao, Sculptor

Flo Foxworthy, Team Leader Textiles

Tree Harris, Textiles technician

Kate Venables, Textiles technician/ Creature Suit Actor

Frances Hawker, Textiles technician

Bradley Smit, Textiles technician

Eliza Thompson-Munn, Textiles technician

Peter Lyon, Sword maker

Chris Menges, Junior Sword maker

Kim McAuslan,

Team Leader Woodworking

Dale Sutton, Woodwork technician

Louis Underhill, Woodwork technician

Stephen Edwards, Model-maker

Leonard Ellis, Model-maker

David Tremont, Model-maker

Jack Binding, Technician

Craig James, Technician

Paulina Ahonen, Technician

Matthew Akin, Technician

Grace Baker, Technician

Daniel Bos, Technician

Leilani Burgess, Technician

John Butler, Technician

Phillip Chan, Technician

Hannah Clapham, Technician

Scott Cooney, Technician

Harrison Earle, Technician

Alex Falkner, Technician

Owen Fenner, Technician

Luke Fisher, Technician

Sean Foot, Technician

Kris Gillan, Technician

Nicole Hones, Technician

Joshua Horgan, Technician

Gregory Howie, Technician

Omelia Iliffe, Technician

Yuxi Liu, Technician

Jake Loverso, Technician

Christina MacDonald, Technician

James Marshall, Technician

Michael Melbourne, Technician

Sarah Muir, Technician

Mike Nyland, Technician

Jack O'Connor, Technician

Ciara O'Hara, Technician

Masa Ohashi, Technician

Soyun Park, Technician

Dan Perry, Technician

Simon Rose, Technician

Aden Saverye, Technician

Bas Schwarz, Technician

Quinn Shaw-Williams, Technician

Steven Boyle, Technician

James Smith, Technician

Simon Smith, Technician

Raymond Tresidder, Technician

Anan Tschroots, Technician

Richard Turner, Technician

Utku Yalcin, Technician

Nicolas Vergnaud, Technician

Florence Wilson-Relly, Technician

Gregory Witkowski, Technician

Dean Blackwell, Technician

Isaac Buckley, Technician

Joshua Roy-Anstey, Technician

Austin Salt-Cowell, Technician

Francesca Tate, Technician

Henry Whittington, Technician

Max Willacy-Kuhn, Technician

Media & Comms

Michael Valli, Media & Comms

Operations Manager

Madeleine Buddo, Photographer

Grace Gemuhluoglu, Junior Photographer

Kate Burton-Brown, Install Photographer

Aline Tran, Senior Camera Operator/DOP

Nick Tapp, Camera Operator

Max Obryne, Install Camera Operator

Brett Johansen, Motion Designer

Nay Lin Htaik, Motion Graphics Artist

Betsy Bauer, Editor

Scott Milligan, Editor

Andrew Strugnell, Editor

Carlos Slater, Content Coordinator

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

You make the themed entertainment industry shine. Your creativity is an inspiration to us all.

Official Credits List - Wētā Workshop Unleashed

Holly-Ann Craig, Graphic Designer

Calder Marshall, Graphic Designer

Oliver (Olly) Armstrong, Junior Graphic Designer

Meredith Keys, Marketing & Communications Manager

Renee Lautusi, Communications Manager

Emma Bauer, Communities and Content Specialist

Corporate Services

Greg Hunt, Head of Corporate Services

Alex Hiles, Business Analyst

Bex (Rebecca) Janes, General Counsel

Aaron Jago, Finance Manager

Wendy Bambro-Tilyard, Accounts Administrator AP

Sandy Dayal, Senior Accountant

Anita Hay, Accounts Administrator AR

Jody Jackson, Administration Assistant

India McBean, Assistant Accountant

Lisa Costa, Accounts Payable Officer

Jon Ewen, Purchasing Officer

Matt Landreth, Purchasing Assistant

Deryck Hunt, Runner

Ellie Gemmell, Reception / Office Adiministrator

Di Cran, HR Manager

Liz Leadbeater, HR Coordinator

Jess Van Rooyen, Talent Manager

John McMullen, IT Manager

Thijs Mourits, Senior Systems Administrator

Dave King, Senior Systems Administrator

Joy Salazar, Systems Administrator

May Crawford, Systems Administrator

Paul McKelvey, IT Support Technician

Sanjay Govind, IT Support Technician

Peter Van de Laar, Safety & Facilities Manager

Adrian Montgomery, Facilities and Maintenance Engineer

Mike Williamson, Facilities and Services Technician

Reece Wells, Hazardous Substances

Inventory Coordinator

Josh Browne, Cleaner

Nigel Royal, Warehouse Store Manager

Tourism

Ian Phillips, Tourism Commercial Manager

Alicia Harris, Tourism Operations Manager

Lauren McCafferty, Sales and Marketing Administrator

Amy Gibson, Bookings & Events Administrator

Alex Karantze, Sales Systems Manager

Kylie Scollick, Delivery Coordinator

Kevin Orlando, Delivery Coordinator

Warren Beaton, Stage Work

Olia Okorokova, Administration Coordinator

Samantha Jo Murray, Experience Lead Host

Fleur Almond, Retail Lead Host

Kerry Kingi, Experience Lead Technician

Alex Medland, Host

Alistair Stafford, Host

Anita Banse, Host

D'Artagnan Lewis, Host

Daryl Wrightson, Host Debbie Byrnand, Host

Ezra Williams, Host

Fabian MacGregor, Host Gabrielle Raz-Liebman, Host HariShree Kumar, Host Jack Milner-George, Host Jade Duffield, Host Joshua McGowan, Host Liam Hose, Host McKay Carroll, Host Nicholas Dobbie, Host Phoebe Owen, Host Rachael Rands, Host

Rory Lawrence, Host

Sean Hurst, Host

Sophie Sharp, Host Sylvia Emery, Host Tesni Cole, Host

Tracey Kitchingman, Host

Vendors

Toulouse Ltd

Streamliner Productions

SkyCity Auckland Auckland City Council

Tilt Architecture

Naylor Love

Pilot Productions Recruitment

BECA

DAC Group MDI (China)

RDT Pacific TSA Management

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Super Nintendo World

Studios Japan, Osaka

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Theme Park Land

With the opening of the world’s first Super Nintendo World theme park land, Universal Creative has raised the bar for high-capacity interactivity, immersing guests in the wildly unique and colorful worlds of Nintendo while also honoring the gold-standard legacy of gameplay pioneered by Mario’s creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.

With rides and experiences based on key Nintendo properties, this new, world-class theme park land checks all the boxes: incredible scale, bright colors, and lots of kinetic energy. It does all this on an astoundingly compact footprint, with a multi-level, vertical masterplan that feels intimate and charming - like the games - but has hidden depths and levels inside to explore, to maintain high capacity and accommodate substantial show, food and retail facilities.

From the high vantage point of toddler-friendly “Yoshi’s Adventure” ride, guests take in a magical vista filled with detailed scenery, animated characters and special effects. Underneath this scenic attraction, “Kinopio’s Cafe” offers clever themed food and beverage that looks and feels (and tastes) just like you’d imagine the colorful mushroom kingdom to be. Exclusive merchandise is next door at the “1-Up Factory.”

Guests can purchase Power-Up Bands that transform the entire land into a life-sized, live-action video game, using multiple game mechanics, physical and media effects, multi-player interaction, achievements and leaderboards, and even a “boss battle,” the “Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown” - a marquee experience that can only be experienced by first completing a series of quests. This is a unique themepark first that can’t be understated - a headline attraction that is literally gated by accomplishment.

Guests’ unique player IDs are kept in the system, allowing them to revisit games and quests and play at higher and more difficult levels with each visit, or play in teams, winning collectible achievements in the mobile app.

The groundbreaking, immersive ride experience: “Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge” is a richly detailed, dual-track dark ride that lets guests play Mario Kart in real life aboard an interactive ride vehicle, using AR headsets themed as Mario’s hat. As in the Mario Kart game, guests have agency to throw shells at a physical targets and virtual opponents. A steering wheel for each passenger creates a secondary game mechanic and scoring option, where visual AR prompts tell guests when to turn left or right. This blending and synchronization of physical sets and augmented, real-time graphics is a staggering and novel feat of engineering - each rider having their own unique game experience, each vehicle also working as a team, and each set of two vehicles competing against each other and against virtual and physical ride/game characters.

The idea of theme park interactivity has been completely changed and elevated with Super Nintendo World, redefining what it means to give guests agency and immersion within their own, unique story experience.

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Universal

Official Credits List - Super Nintendo World

UNIVERSAL PARKS AND RESORTSEXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Tom Williams, Chairman, Universal Parks and Resorts

Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman, UPR & President Universal Creative Tracey Stockwell, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, UOR

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE- PROJECT TEAM

Mark Pohlhammer, VP & Project Director

Thomas Geraghty, Sr. Director, Innovation & Global Executive Producer

Amelia Gordon, Director & Executive Producer Matt Jones, Sr. Project Director

Roland Zierer, Sr. Director & Technical Director

Aguirre, Carolina, Manager, Facility Design

Al Asadi, Malik, Show Manager, Carts, Graphics, Props, Marquee

Afani, Feras, Sr. Show Set Designer

Allan Chambers Amason,Haley J, Sr Engineer UPR

Antczak,Richard, Mgr,Technical Show

Araki, Makoto, Engineer Ride Mechanical MK Aramasa, Haruto, Special Projects Manager Aso, Taiki, Engineer Ride Electrical Bell, Julion, Engineer Bestor, Valerie R, Sr Coord,Media Beyer, Steven P, Art Director Bluhm, Rick, Sr Dir,Creative Design Bova, Joe, Show Set Designer Boyle, Patrick D, Show Design Director Bromby, Christopher R, Media Producer UPR Browne, Eileen, Dir, Human Resources Brus, Donald R, Sr Dir,Projects

Buecken, Patrick, Sr Mgr, Engineering & Safety Campbell, Andrew, Sr Producer,Show Carr, Amanda I, Assoc Designer,Show/Set Chan, Ivy, Sr Designer,Attraction Chatlos, Gregory E, Engineer Clark, Taylor, Assoc Engineer Cluff, Thomas E, Creative Director UPR Connor, Annmarie, Mgr, Technical UPR Cooke, Kenneth D, Mgr, Project UPR

Cox, Matthew B, Mgr, Audio/Vid/Prjctn/LghtngUPR

Curovic, Jeanine, Mgr,Technical UPR

Dagley, James F,Assoc Engineer

Deguchi, Yoko, Assistant Manager, IP Dennis, Yurika, Sr Mgr, Intellectul Property Devaney, Michael, Producer, Show UPR

Dhamodaram, Prakash, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

Dwyer, Jerald T, Sr Mgr,Engineering & Safety

Eichen, Kacey M, Assoc Engineer

Enomoto, Ai, Assistant

Erickson, Christopher J, Mgr,Ride&Show Engineering UPR

Eriko Matsumoto

Esber, Majd, Manager, IT Integration Architecture Eure, Andrew, Sr Art/Production Dir (UPR)

Fan, Fabian, Sr Designer,Attraction

Finn, William E, Sr Dir,Projects

Fitz, Thomas, Asst Mgr,Facility Design

Fluty, Daren E, Coord,Technical-Creative Ford, David W, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

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Official Credits List - Super Nintendo World

Frank, Jonathan D, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

Fukano, Akiyo, Contract Administrator Galvez, Isagani, Engineer Controls, RSS/LSS Garcia Jr, Thomas A, Sr Mgr,Technical Show Garcia, Marco A, Sr Designer,Show/Set Gardiner, Gary, Producer,Creative Gavidia, Janet, Associate Producer Gierszewski, John D, Engineer Goergen, Patrick J, Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Gowlovech, Eric S, Engineer Graham, Martin E, Mgr,System Integration

Greer, Daniel, Assoc Producer UPR Gross, Steven, Designer,Attraction (UPR) Haines, Stockwell D, Engineer Harris, Daniel L, Sr Engineer UPR Hassan, Uzman, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Heburn, Kristine J, Sr Analyst,Cost Hernandez, David Dez, Creative Director Hope, Shawn M, Mgr,Network SystemsCreative

Huber, William, Sr Mgr,Network System-Creative Humphrey, Anthony B, Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Huss, Terry K, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

Hussami ,Cindy, Media Producer UPR Ikeda, Ai, Contract Representative Inoue, Seiko, Technical Setup Ishibashi, Motoaki, Engineer, Show Set DK

Ishii, Takeshi, Ride Engineer Electrical Ishimatsu, Ryoko, Project Assistant Ivens, Thea, Sr Designer,Show/Set Johnson, Robert, Mgr,Ride&Show Engineering UPR Judilla, Jennilyn, Manager, Project Coordination & Compliance Program

Jung, Ryan G, Assoc Designer,Show/Set Kane, Bret, Designer,Show/Set Katepalli, Trishanth, Assoc Engineer Kawaguchi, Megumi, Assistant Kawasaki, Toshiya, Attraction Manager MK Kawata, Yuki, Cost Engineering Team Leader Kellenberger, Kevin B, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

King, Erika M, Coord,Technical-Creative Kinoshita, Hideki, Engineer, Show Set MK Kizawa, Masato, MK Rockwork Supervisor Knox, James R, Engineer Kobayashi, Yuta, Project Cost Engineer Kokado, Osamu, Construction Manager (SML,Y,MK/SE)

Koshino, Shuichi, EHS Team Leader Kreiser, Annina M, Assoc Engineer Kristian Himmelstein

Kume, Takuji, Ride Engineer Mechanical Kuskowski, Mark A, Dir,Planning & Area Dev Design Leiba, Neil, Sr Designer,Interactives-ATI Leishman, Aaron, Mgr,Audio/Vid/Prjctn/LghtngUPR Liang, Jessica S, Engineer Libow, David, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

Limpiada, Joseph, Scheduler Lucking-Webb, Victoria, Producer,Show (UPR) Mall Jr, Howard B, Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Mamiya, Tomohiro, Art Director, Rockwork/FRP Maras, Craig R, Producer,Creative Maruyama, Narihiro, Construction Director

Masui, Shinji, Project Engineer, Electrical Matsui, Yutaka, CAD Operator McCay, Erica L, Designer,Interactives-ATI McIntyre, Craig, SVP,Executive Project Director McMurray, Joshua, Sr Attorney-UPR Meisel, Roberta S, Asst,Executive-NonExempt Mendoza, Romeo, Engineer Show Mechanical Meyer, John, Supervisor, Paint Misaki, Naka, Translator Mislavsky, Ed, Mgr,Program Murphy, Robert A, Sr Mgr,Facility Design Nagao, Toshihiro, AVLP Lead Engineer Nakagawa, Seira, Contract Representative Nakaguchi, Jean Carlos, Senior Show Set Designer Nakamura, Mami, Executive Assistant Nakamuro, Takako, Department Admin Nakatani, Hiroshi, Project Manager Nelson, James S, Assoc Engineer Nguyen, Jimmy P, Engineer Nikaido, Takashi, Engineer, Show Set SMLiY/Entry Nishida, Katsunori, Show Set Engineer Nishimura, Atsushi, Engineer, Show Set SMLiY/Entry Nishimura, Toshiyuki, Engineer, SAE Noshita, Ayumi, Coordinator, IP Novick, Ari, Engineer O'Connor, Andrea, Sr Designer,Show/Set

O'Loughlin, Emily A, Sr Asst,Administrative Okada, Yasuyuki, Site Controller Olive, Teresa B, Sr Asst,Administrative Ortega-Curry, Inedelmis, Analyst,Project Controls

Pascual, Limbert, Designer, Show/Set Phelps, Mackenzie, Engineer Pierce, Victoria A, Asst Mgr,Technical-Creative Ramirez Corrales, Marco A, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Ramos, Alliereth, Mechanical Engineer Ride Ramos, Arvin, Engineer Show Electrical Reyes, Roy M, Sr Mgr,Engineering & Safety

Riegel, Sven S, Art Director

Robichaud, Ronald, Production Art Director

Rodgers, Rachel, ATI Roma, Angelica, Supervisor, IT User Support

Saikali, Youssef, Senior Manager, Network IT Systems Saito, Asako, Finance Analyst

Sakura Shigeoka

Sato, Matt, Associate Producer

Savardi, Giacomo S Engineer

Scandling, Peter, Manager Show Set MK

Schramm, Chandler G, Assoc Engineer

Seibel, Nicole, Assoc Producer UPR

Sekiguchi, Akira, Ride Engineer Mechanical Sekiguchi, Akira, Ride Engineer Mechanical Sembler, Hannah, Assoc Designer,Show/Set

Seutter, Eric, Dir,Projects UPR Shea, Timothy E, Sr Mgr,Technical Show Sierra, Paul, Sr. Attraction Designer

Sinclair, Matthew, Engineer

Sitler, Lana A, Assoc Engineer

Sloan, Jeremy, Media Producer Smith, Michelle E, Sr Engineer UPR Suematsu, Ritsuko, Project Assistant Susumu Hatakeyama

Suzuki, Akiko, Graphics Engineer

Takagi, Naoko, Facility Estimator

Takaichi, Akihiko, Engineer, SAE Takeuchi, Yutaka, Area Construction Manager (SML/Y/SE)

Tanaka, Kenji, Project Architect

Tessman, Robert, Sr Designer,Show/Set

To, David, Sr Designer,Attraction Tone Read

Torres, Angelica M, Sr Designer,Show/Set

Toteno, Toshiro, Superintendent

Tripp, Clayton J, Mgr,Technical UPR

Trujillo, Adam, Asst Mgr,Area Development

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UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS CONGRATULATES OUR TALENTED TEAMS RESPONSIBLE FOR EARNING AN UNPRECEDENTED THREE THEA AWARDS! CONGRATULATIONS! AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT TECHNICAL INNOVATION MARIO KART: KOOPA’S CHALLENGE Universal Studios Japan THEME PARK LAND SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Universal Studios Japan universalcreative | Creating a Universe of fun through unparalleled innovation and inspired collaboration. ATTRACTION THE SECRET LIFE OF PETSOFF THE LEASH Universal Studios Hollywood

Official Credits List - Super Nintendo World

Trujillo, Tomas, Asst Dir,Engineering & Safety

Tryzbiak, Timothy R, Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Ujiie Mayumi

Usher, Peter Z, Assoc Engineer

Valentine, Russell, Estimator Van Brunt, Troy E, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Van Winkle, Ted, Sr Mgr,Engineering & Safety

Vazquez, Cindy D, Assoc Project Scheduler UPR Verant, Joseph W, Sr Engineer,Controls

Vyas, Anisha, Sr Mgr,Engineering & Safety

Wakisaka, Hidetoshi, Technical Coordinator

Wakuta, Tomoko, Show Coordinator Wallaart, Raul, Designer,Production

Walters, Todd, Art Director

Watson, Duncan, Mgr,Network Systems-Creative Weaver, Hannafer S, Adminstr,Contracts

Welch, Christopher, Sr Engineer,Controls Welker, Michael, Associate Producer Wiener, Kenneth, Mgr,Project UPR Wilhite, Bruce R, Dir,Engineering & Safety

Williams, Johnathan, Assoc Engineer

Wolski, Pawel, Assistant Manager AVP Wong, Jason A, Analyst,Financial UPR

Yamagiwa, Hirokazu, Manager Show Set DK Yamamoto, Etsuyo, Coordinator Yamamoto, Kaori, Coordinator Yamanishi, Tomoya, Show Engineer

Yashima, Kaori, Field Engineer Yasui, Norimasa, Show Technical Coordinator Yeh, Wei, Sr Mgr,Technical-Creative Yoshihiro, Hayashi, Shift Work Team Yuasa, Tadayasu, Project Cost Engineer Yumika Fujiwara, Mgr,Human Resources

Zieher, Roland, Sr Dir,Engineering & Safety Zielkowski, Amanda K, Mgr,Ride&Show Engineering UPR

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPANPROJECT TEAM

J. L. Bonnier, President & CEO, Universal Studios Japan, Admin Yasuo Kano, Attractions, Operations Takao Yamanaka, Attractions, Operations Yuka Shiba, Attractions, Operations

Syuhei Hangui, Attractions, Operations Tomotaka Kimura, Attractions, Operations Sachiyo Hara, Attractions, Operations Risa Nishimatsu, Attractions, Operations Sayoko Takagi, Attractions, Operations Yuka Kamei, Attractions, Operations Shimpei Takami, Attractions, Operations Yuri Inoue, Attractions, Operations

Hitomi Shibata, Attractions, Operations Futa Watanabe, Attractions, Operations Rino Watanabe, Attractions, Operations Makiko Sunada, Attractions, Operations Makoto Miyoshi, Attractions, Operations Dave Danon, Attractions, Operations Masaru Morita, Park Services, Operations Marie Nakai, Park Services, Operations Yukiya Ishimoto, Wardrobe, Operations

Atsushi Sakamoto, Wardrobe, Operations

Michitaka Kado, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Tsunayuki Hirayama, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Masataka Miura, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Manabu Kitao, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Shimpei Kawaguchi, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Keiji Kawakami, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Yoshihiro Oshima, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Genki Asada, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Nozomu Ikegami, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Akiyoshi Fukumoto, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Beisu To, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Tomokazu Nakayama, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Masato Kitawaki, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Masami Ukita, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Norikazu Hashimoto, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Susumu Nagai, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Teru Miyazaki, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Takuya Hayashi, Ride & Show, Technical Services

Shigetoyo Maeno, Annual Inspection, Technical Services

Osamu Nishikawa, Annual Inspection, Technical Services

Yoshinobu Koori, Annual Inspection, Technical Services

Sakuo Fukuchi, AVLP, Technical Services

Masanori Nishiguchi, AVLP, Technical Services

Takeshi Saraya, AVLP, Technical Services

Takanori Kishishita, Deco, Technical Services

Mark Green, Engineering, Technical Services

Shoji Yamaguchi, Engineering, Technical Services

Malika Dias, Engineering, Technical Services

Kyohei Obata, Engineering, Technical Services

Yohei Nakano, Engineering, Technical Services

Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Food Facility, Food Services

Takuma Nishimura, Food Facility, Food Services

Misa Onishi, Food Facility, Food Services

Naoko Oda, Menu Signage, Food Services

Hiroyuki Yamane, Kitchen Design, Food Services

Shinya Yutani, Dining & System, Food Services

Toshio Katsuura, Dining & System, Food Services

Takashi Nishihara (IT Dept.), Food System, Food Services

Chiaki Hata, Retail Facility, Merchandise

Hirotaka Kuhara, Retail Facility Merchandise

Aguri Sugita, Retail Facility Merchandise

Yuri Okamura, Operations Merchandise

Dan Mitchell, Administrative, Entertainment

Daniel Perez, Creative, Entertainment

Mariko Umeda, Creative, Entertainment

Katsuya Suzuki, Operations, Entertainment

Tomoaki Sato, Operations, Entertainment

Kazunori Tsuji, Regular Section, Entertainment

Keiyu Tabata, Animated Characters, Entertainment

Kenji Mori, Animated Characters, Entertainment

Nobuo Ogata, Costume, Entertainment

Mika Iwanaka, Costume, Entertainment

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Official Credits List - Super Nintendo World

NINTENDO

Creative Directors

Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Director

Shinya Takahashi, Creative Director Kensuke Tanabe. Creative Director

Project Team

Kozo Makino, Project Lead Masaho Nomura, Project Support Higashi Takanori, Project Support Yugo Sato. Project Support Ayaka Osakabe, Project Support

Visual Supervision

Tsuyoshi Watanabe Yo Onishi Sota Kagino Chiharu Sakiyama Yosuke Yamamoto Kenko Kawahara Norio Asakura

Audio Supervision

Koji Kondo Takahiro Watanabe Mahito Yokota Yuki Tsuji

Kenta Nagata Ryoji Yoshitomi

Merchandise/Food Supervision

Yoichi Yamamoto Naoya Hasegawa Noriyoshi Iwata Ryosuke Hirayama

Business Coordination

Yusuke Beppu Yutaka Takehisa Atsushi Yamamoto Hironari Makiuchi

Special Thanks

Satoru Iwata Shuntaro Furukawa

UNIVERSAL CREATIVE - CORE

Thierry Coup, Chief Creative Officer & Senior Vice President, Creative Studio

Steve Blum, Senior Vice President, Safety and Engineering

Dan Memis, Senior Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer

Brawner Greer, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs

Gene Dobrzyn, Senior Vice President Mike Kiddoo, Vice President, Safety and Engineering

Chris Oliver, Vice President, Safety and Engineering

Jennifer Addeo, Vice President, Finance Keith Wright, Vice President, Project Controls

Eric Parr, Vice President, Creative Robert Cortelyou, Senior Director, Safety and Engineering

Brian McQuillian, Senior Director, Safety and Engineering

Karen Trauger, Senior Director, Contracts Terry Trauger, Director, AV

Kane Fritz, Assistant Director, AV

Kevin Smith, Assistant Director, Engineering Michelle Smith, Engineer

Francis Tam, Engineer

Dorothy Bresnahan, Senior Manager, Graphics

Anthony Tucciarone, Manager, Finance

VENDORS

Innovated Studios

Brad Ritti, Owner

Melanie Linscott, Project Manager

Any Lai, Engineer Mark Maycock, Engineer

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Official Credits List - Super Nintendo World

Future Colossal

Jake Lee-High, Owner

Alex Suber, Project Manager

Alessandro (Alex) Lolli, Lead Programmer  Domenic Potera, Programmer

Moment Factory

Joelle Desjardins, PM

Marc-Andre (Mappy) Paquet, Tech Lead Richard Paquin, Product Owner / Developer Nathanael Lecaude, Lead Developer Han Zhao, Developer

Leviathan

Brittany Maddock, Producer Adam Pere, Creative Programmer Adam Berg, Director

MJD Interactive (Valtech)

Carrie Johnson, CPM

Eric Soto, Programmer Lead Christine Benedict, Programmer Software Engineer

Shane McKenna, Programmer Software Engineer

WayForward

Kenny Ilko, CEO / Producer Wes Gale, Tech Director Roland Quiros, Programmer

Vendors

Advanced Animations, LLC Animax Designs, Inc

Audio by the Bay Donadi Music Dreamcraft Attractions, Ltd Dynamic Attractions, Ltd Electrosonic, Inc

Field Club Fujiya Co., Ltd Holovis, Inc

ITEC Entertainment Corp

Jon Richards Kamigumi Kingsmen Nassall K.K. Koolfog Lightswitch Orlando Maruishi

Murayama The Nassal Company

Obayashi Point of Light, Inc

Sanko Sankyu Sanoyas Ride

Sansei Technologies, Inc Scenario Cockram, Inc

Shinkansai Signal Perfection, Ltd

Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC

Tanseisha Technifex

The Third Floor

Wartsila North America

Wild Creations, Ltd

Wild Dog Enterprises (Murphy) WWT Japan Xebex Inc

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It’s been a proud and gratifying 38 years partnering with our friends and colleagues from around the world.

Cheers to all the Thea recipients, especially Universal Studios Japan, and Fort Edmonton Park,

well-deserved

AOA Theme Park Land

Edmonton Park

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Congrats from your friends at The Companies of Nassal

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Elephant Springs — Fort Worth Zoo, Texas, USA

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Zoo Expansion

Guests entering Fort Worth Zoo will notice a branch off the main path offering to take them into the foothills of the Himalayas and the forests and grasslands of Asia. There, an authentically designed fishing village floats on a 400,000-gallon river; multiple waterfalls cascade over rockscapes, and water pours from the bamboo water tower.

This lush, immersive habitat is Elephant Springs, a newly improved and expanded home built for the Zoo’s Asian Elephant herd. The three-generation family now has triple the space including multiple expanded yards, pools, tropical landscaping and other amenities.

Other features include 15 individual elephant stalls to give each their own space, connected to a larger, group space; climate-controlled environment; indoor and outdoor training areas and state-of-the-art water filtration. The endangered Greater One-Horned Rhino

also lives in the area, upstream from the elephant herd as befits the natural geographic relationship. The main pool includes water sprayers for guests to cool off the elephants - an activity enjoyed by both. Observation areas within the village safely bring guests in proximity without disturbing the elephants’ activities and habitat.

Elephant Springs is an upgrade experience for the elephants consistent with the Zoo’s conservation and education mission, mimicking closely their natural habitat and activity areas while enhancing their social interactions and opportunities for enrichment. This improves their comfort, care, health, and breeding.

The design and execution of Elephant Springs brings theme park quality environmental and architectural theming, landscape, rockwork, props, sets, and dressings, for a top-notch, delightful, and highly immersive visitor experience.

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Ramona Bass, Chairman of the Fort Worth Zoological Association

Ardon Moore, President of the Fort Worth Zoological Association

Mike Fouraker, Executive Director, Fort Worth Zoo

Megan Deen, CFO, Fort Worth Zoo

Anthony Davis, Director of Park Operations, Fort Worth Zoo

Tarren Wagener, Director of Animal Programs and Conservation, Fort Worth Zoo

Don Nevitt, Elephant Manager, Fort Worth Zoo

Peter Briggs, Elephant Supervisor, Fort Worth Zoo

Christine Del Turco, Elephant Supervisor, Fort Worth Zoo

Kurt Giesler, Director of Animal Operations, Fort Worth Zoo

Avery Elander, Director of Marketing and PR, Fort Worth Zoo

Alli Haltom, Assistant Director of Marketing and PR, Fort Worth Zoo

Noah Thomson, Digital Media Coordinator, Fort Worth Zoo

Josh Martin, Graphic Designer, Fort Worth Zoo

Peyton Satterwhite, Creative Director, Fort Worth Zoo

Gracie Chauncey, Public Relations Manager, Fort Worth Zoo

Kendall Smith, Graphics Manager, Fort Worth Zoo

Ange Harvey; Landscape Design; Fowlkes, Norman and Associates

Nathan Wilmot; Project Manager; Fowlkes, Norman and Associates

Leah Gilbert, Project Manager, The Projects Group

Brandon Elms, President, The Projects Group

Adam Brewster, Project Manager, Dunaway Associates

Jeff Taylor, Engagement Manager, Dunaway Associates

Ashley Lewis, Landscape Architect, Dunaway Associates

Nick Heinlen, Structural Engineer, Dunaway Associates

Ryan LaValley, Civil Engineer, Dunaway Associates

Jacob Schwarz, Landscape Architect, Dunaway Associates

Brent Schoolfield, Senior Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Official Credits List - Elephant Springs

Taylor Tirpak, Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Luke Reher, Assistant Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Kyle Conces, Superintendent, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Blake Silveira, Senior Field Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Joseph Halbach, Architect, Halbach Dietz Architects

John Roberts, Architect, Halbach Dietz Architects

Amy Scott Sorely, Interior Designer, Halbach Dietz Architects

Jeff VanCuren, Designer, Halbach Dietz Architects

Tawn Endres, Partner, Edge Concrete

Kyle Endres, Project Manager, Edge Concrete

James Atherton, Site Superintendent, Edge Concrete

Hang Liu, Lead Artist, Edge Concrete

Aaron Davis, Specialty Wood Work, Edge Concrete

Beau Dempsey, Vice President of Operations, Longhorn Organics

Holly Dempsey, President, Longhorn Organics

Terri Johnson, Life Support System Engineer, TJP Inc.

Joey Fallon, Life Support System Engineer, TJP Inc.

Kris Brown, Life Support System Designer, TJP Inc.

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BOOM! tells the story of Mill No. 3 - an emotional story of heritage, groundbreaking innovation, and engineering, dramatizing the historic mill’s use in its heyday as the premier producer of copper during World War II.

It was important to the Museum that in housing BOOM! the designers preserve the 1920s infrastructure and maintain the authenticity of the 20-story space. Modern technology and storytelling devices were seamlessly integrated and concealed until their reveal in the story.

Guests first enter the apparently abandoned structure, and next are welcomed into a 40-seat space with found artifacts and built-in effects synched with multisensory media and show action equipment. A replica of the original three-ton, 100-year-old skip car used to haul ore in the mill is used in the show to haul props and other thematic elements, using modern custom rail technology.

The climactic scene simulates the mill operating at its zenith, choreographed to a dramatic soundtrack of welding, crushing rocks and pneumatic pipes. Discreet channels of sound from weather-resistant speakers, mock dust plumes, flickering antique lights and pine oil scents were just a few of the multisensory elements employed to achieve this 13-minute experience.

The layering and world-class execution of the show action elements and scenic environments was emotionally evocative as well as technically impressive. The achievement of BOOM! demonstrates the power of multi-disciplinary collaboration where experts in their respective fields all come together towards one common goal – to re-enact the spirit of the Mill, authentically and with a sprinkle of theatricality.

BOOM! — Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Museum Experience, Limited Budget
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BOOM! ATTRACTION PRODUCTION DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Vista Collaborative Arts

Scott Weber, Producer & Director

Randal Ormston, Producer & Creative Director

STORY

Randal Ormston, Concept & Story, Vista Arts

David Jones, Script

Britannia Mine Museum

Diane Mitchell, Curator Kevin Meisner, Research

Rory Odenbach, Research Marshall Tichauer, Research Joan Ehler, Resident

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Nancy Holme, Project Manager & Cost Control, Echo West Developments

Deron Johnston, Site Manager & Logistics, Britannia Mine Museum

ATTRACTION CONSULTANTS DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Tim Lindsay, Set Designer

Mike Mammone, Architect, O4A

David MacKinnon, Structural Engineer, CWMM Consulting

Andrew McLellan, Structural Engineer, Structural Solutions

David Carter, Electrical Engineer, PBX Engineering

Chris Phillips, Landscape Architect, PFS Studios

Nastaran Moradinejad, Landscape Architect, PFS Studios

LIGHTING DESIGN & INSTALLATION

EOS Light Media

Douglas Welch, Principal Lighting Designer

Steve Bedard, Senior Lighting Designer

Stefan Zubovic, Lighting & SFX Programmer

Damhnait McKenna, Lighting Systems Procurement

Tim Koll, Lighting Systems Integrator

AUDIO DESIGN & INSTALLATION

Masters Digital

Tim Archer, Sound & Audio Design, Edit & Site Mix

Sam Scanlan, Audio System Design

Domingo Vergoossen, Audio Programmer

Ross Paterson, Audio System Installation

Jacob Hogge, Audio System Installation

Official

SHOW CONTROL DESIGN & INSTALLATION

Chris Sia, Show Control Designer & Installer, CPS Electronics

Ben Huang, Senior Electrical Controls Engineer, Dynamic Attractions

Stefan Zubovic, Lighting & SFX Programmer, EOS Light Media

Chris Warren, Systems Wiring, Cybernetic Controls

Matt Dirks, Systems Wiring, Cybernetic Controls

Feizal Paroo, Equipment Supply, MVCC

Video Communications

John Fong, Equipment Supply, MVCC

Video Communications

George Tang, Screen Installation, MVCC

Video Communications

ANIMATED RAIL CART

Dynamic Attractions

David Lo, Executive VP, Senior Engineer

Richard Job, Lead Mechanical Engineer

Ye Zhou, Chief Technical Officer

Ronny Muller, Project Manager

Ben Huang, Senior Electrical Controls Engineer

Ian Davis, Senior Installation Manager

Dean Murphy, VP Corporate Safety

Craig Breckenridge, Lead Designer

George Hildebrand, Site Coordination

Mel Yargeau, Site Superintendent

John Kageorge, Communications

Eli Bout, Lead Rigger & Installer

Rob Elliot, Rigger & Installer

Ryan Vaudrin, Rigger & Installer

Mehdi Jalayer, Engineering Inspector

AJ Ballou, 3D Scanning, Multivista

John Franko, Survey, Bennett Land Surveying

SPECIAL PHYSICAL EFFECTS

Performance Solutions

Jordan Craig, Special Effects Designer

Matt Bannerman, Industrial Designer

Connor Craig, Lead Installer

Derek Tebutt, Lead Fabricator

John Laforet, VP Special Effects

SET FABRICATION

BOLD Event Creative / Exhibits

Paul Chilton, Head of Exhibits

Tee Haynes, Project Manager

Robyn Thompson, Creative Director

Dave Willshew, Exhibit Installer

Pablo Feunzalida, Exhibit Installer

ATTRACTION CONTRACTORS

Parkwood Construction

Doug Dufault, Project Manager

Les Van Vugt, Site Supervisor

List

Barb Bamford, Coordination & Accounting

David Metzer, Site Labourer

Current Control Installations

Brian Koverchuk, Senior Electrician

Brandon Valjecic, Senior Electrician

Riley Merritt, Junior Electrician

William Peng, Junior Electrician

Bruce Richardson, Junior Electrician

Pacific Elevations Contracting

John Davey, Lead Carpenter

Nick Dekam, Carpenter

Yanik Gaudette, Carpenter

Contractors & Suppliers

Cladding. Pacific Restorations

Compressor & Air. Pika Pump & Compressor

Concrete. Cardinal Concrete

Crane. Ninety-Nine Transport & Crane Services

Drywall. Two Sons Custom Drywall FX Supplies. Thomas FX Group Rebar. Duro Construction

Riggers. Protec Vertical Solutions Site Work. MBD Construction Services Steel & Metal. Canada Ironworks Storefronts. Hunter Glass & Aluminum

VIDEO PRODUCTION

VISTA Collaborative Arts

Scott Weber, Director/Producer

Randal Ormston, Producer

David Jones, Writer

Graham Talbot, Cinematographer

Nelson Talbot, Cinematographer

Rebecca Sjonger, Production Designer

Robert Wenzek, Editor

Tim Archer, Sound Designer

Graeme Coleman, Composer

Cast

Jack Gillett, Host

Kate Mitchell, Local Resident VO

Production

Heather Howe, Production Manager

Joshua Vanderlinden, 1st Assistant Director

Stephanie Townsend, 2nd Assistant Director

Cedric Yu, 1st Assistant Camera

Sven Soukup, 2nd Assistant Camera

Richard MacDonald, Gaffer

Jared Hlagi, Key Grip

Adam Matthew Zolnierczyk, Swing Grip/LX

Cory Tymoschuk, Swing Grip/LX

Mark Miller, Drone Operator

Carly Southern, Set Decorator

Chris Holland, Construction Lead

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Official

Tim Lindsay, Storyboard Artist

Tim Archer, Location Recordist & Re-recording Mixer

Mark Barry, Location Recordist

Lisa Kolisnyk, Location Recordist

Judy Lee, Casting Director

David Jones, Script Supervisor

Renée Bourget, Hair/Makeup Sage Hancox, Production Assistant

VISUAL EFFECTS

Gloo Studios

Mike Ritchie, VFX Supervisor Paul Lowey, VFX Producer Haiderali Ajmeri, VFX Coordinator

Guilherme Trevisan, Lead CGI Artist

Nicholas Law, CGI Artist

Cameron Slusar, Compositor

Nicolas Pierson, Compositor Alexander Reid, Compositor

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM

Senior Project Team

Leonie Tomlinson, Board Chair

Robert Dickinson, Fundraising Committee Chair

Kirstin Clausen, Executive Director (retired)

Nancy Holme, Project Manager, Echo West Developments Ltd.

Key Museum Team

Cheryl Hendrickson, Executive Director

Deron Johnston, Site Manager

Diane Mitchell, Curator (retired)

Kevin Meisner, Educator (retired)

Tamsyn Jenkins, Sales & Marketing Manager

Katherine Flett, Blue Sky Communications

Yvonne Chiang, Blue Sky Communications

With Special Thanks

Michael E. Defoe, Former Holden Mine worker Gibraltar Mines

Britannia Mine Museum
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Credits List - BOOM!Congratulations Doris along with all the 2022 Award Recipients! Here's to all of you who've brought such wonder and magic to audiences across the world. Here's to a joyous celebration with all who are part of our international industry and who collectively represent the best in themed entertainment! Specialty Lighting Audiovisual Systems Controls & Programming Interactive Software Congratulations Thea Award Recipients!
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AniMakerspace — USA

A team of educators and themed entertainment professionals came together to create an innovative and highly engaging program called AniMakerspace for teaching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) at the K-12 levels. AniMakerspace is a permanent, educational, handson laboratory module available to schools. It enables students to create, build (from raw materials) and program theme park animatronics. It feels like play. Yet in the process they are learning and practicing physics, engineering, mechanics, electronics, robotics, math, art, costuming, biology, history, teamwork, critical thinking, storytelling and more. AniMakerspace operates on the idea that knowledge/skill sets become more meaningful as part of an activity the student finds personally engaging, and that the learning has more impact when the subjects come tangled together, just as in real life.

Results have shown a spiral of indirect benefits from AniMakerspace. After enrollment, students previously at risk usually see their performance in other subjects go up, making them more likely to finish high school and subsequently more likely to go on to college. Moreover, anything that sparks students’ interest in the imaginative use of STEAM subjects helps steer them toward future career success.

By using the arts and sciences of themed entertainment to rouse and arm the next generation of dreamers and doers in all fields, AniMakerspace exemplifies the highest standards of excellence, achievement and community service that we want the public to associate with all of us who create compelling places and experiences.

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement Inspirational Learning Experience, Limited Budget
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GARNER HOLT EDUCATION THROUGH IMAGINATION, LLC

Ryan Rainbolt, President

Sarah Emerson, Director of Creative Learning

Bill Tynan, Director of Secondary Instruction & Workforce Development

Jordan Greenstein, Creative Technologies Specialist

Stevan Briceno, Creative Technologies Specialist

Official Credits List - AniMaker Space

GARNER HOLT PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Garner Holt, Founder and President

Michelle Berg, Executive Vice President

James Brown, Vice President – Creative Production

Bill Butler, Vice President – Creative Development

Harry Whitten, Machine Shop Manager

Ben Schwenk, Figure Finishing Supervisor

Tayler Brown, Dimensional Design Director

Miguel Martinez, Plastics Supervisor

Robert Norris, Animation Manager

Kaithy Silva, Accounting Director

REDLANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mauricio Arellano, Redlands Unified School District Superintendent

GLENDORA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tracey Vackar, Assistant Superintendent, Glendora Unified School District

Weigl Controls, LLC

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THEA CATALYST AWARDS

Sina Bahram

Founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC)Inspirational accessibility consultant, computer scientist, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur

In 2012, Sina was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for his doctoral research work enabling users with disabilities to succeed in STEM fields. That was also the year Sina founded PAC to support building a more inclusive world. The company employs a holistic approach involving principles of inclusive design, standards compliance, training, and best practices.

Believing that accessibility is sustainable when adopted as a culture, not just a tactic, Sina and his team work collaboratively to promulgate accessibility and inclusive design throughout the fabric of an organization.

Under Sina's direction, PAC has helped over 100 organizations meet and exceed their inclusivity goals, from the creation of accessible websites, mobile apps, mixed reality experiences, and immersive environments to achieving a comprehensive, inclusive design methodology across the enterprise.

In addition to serving on and chairing various boards, conferences, committees, and working groups across corporate, non-profit, and research entities, Sina collaborates with the United Nations and serves as an invited expert on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) working group where he helps shape the next generation of digital accessibility standards and best practices. In 2021, Sina was selected to be a Mission:

Astro Access ambassador, which aims to make space and space travel accessible to all. Consequently, Sina and his fellow ambassadors tested various accessibility and inclusive design strategies in microgravity aboard a zero gravity flight.

Projects/clients include: Obama Presidential Center, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Cooper Hewitt SI Design Museum, Library of Parliament, Baltimore Museum of Art, New York Botanical Gardens, BC Museum of Anthropology, Compound LA, Canadian Museum of Nature, Musée national de la Marine, Smithsonian Open Access, M+ Museum of Visual Culture and American Museum of Natural History.

Recognizing individuals who have recently made an important impact benefiting the industry
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Carmen Smith

Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Development Product/Content & Inclusive Strategies for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP)

In her role for DPEP, Carmen Smith leads a holistic, global approach to offering more inclusive products and experiences and expanding Disney’s reach, relevance and impact with guests and consumers around the world. She performs these functions for the entirety of the DPEP business segment, which consists of Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Live Entertainment, and Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing.

Among her responsibilities, Carmen guides global relevancy assessments to identify issues and address concerns; advises on content to make sure Disney’s stories, characters, products and experiences are culturally accurate, authentic, inclusive and devoid of stereotypes; diversifies external partnerships and collaborations; and ensures thoughtful representation and engagement throughout the creative development process.

Carmen also oversees the creation of content as both an executive producer and executive creative director. In her previous role as vice president of Creative Development - Inclusive Strategies for Walt Disney Imagineering, Carmen was responsible for developing a diverse pipeline of products, themed experiences and people to enhance Imagineering’s consultant talent and its creative processes globally.

Prior to joining Imagineering, she served as the vice president of Talent Development Programs for the Disney/ABC Television Group. Carmen serves on the executive boards of the Urban Resource Institute, East West Players, Jenesse Center Inc., the Robey Theatre Company, and the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation.

A native of New York, Carmen graduated from Hunter College with a degree in communication arts and received a Master’s in International Administration from New York University. She holds an honorary doctorate from Manhattan College and completed the Harvard University Women and Power Executive Education Program at John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Doris Hardoon

Themed Entertainment Leader, Executive Creative Director and Producer

THE BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARDRECOGNIZING A LIFETIME OF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS

Doris Hardoon began her illustrative career in 1975 as a graphic designer at Marine World Africa USA. This invaluable experience introduced her to the world of entertainment design.

In 1979 Doris was hired by now Disney Legends Marty Sklar, John Hench and Rolly Crump as a junior designer at WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering), quickly evolving into lead designer, creative director and producer on projects that included the Land Pavilion, seven World Showcase galleries at EPCOT Center, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Cruise Line, and Disney urban entertainment centers, nationwide.

Doris went on to become a senior executive creative director, producer, and creative portfolio lead for several theme parks and resorts, such as the designed-but-never-built WESTCOT Center in Anaheim and Long Beach DisneySea projects. Doris is one of the few creative executives to have contributed her design and leadership skills to all six of Disney’s Magic Kingdom-style theme parks in the world. During her career at Walt Disney Imagineering,

Doris was also one of a few creative executives responsible for the design and implementation of large-scale, non-Disney installations such as Autry Museum of the American West and Port Discovery –the Baltimore Children’s Museum.

Upon successfully leading her team to complete the original Hong Kong Disneyland concept, and actively participating in the signing agreement with the Hong Kong Government, Doris left Imagineering for nine years to spend time with her family while continuing her design career in the entertainment industry as the co-founder and owner of Taft Design + Associates. In 2009, she was invited by Bob Weis to rejoin Imagineering as one of the designers and creative leadership team members on Shanghai Disney Resort.

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In her role as executive creative director and producer for Shanghai Disney Resort, Doris provided overall creative direction and team guidance which included designers, artists, writers, architects, operators, and consulting partners in developing the overarching concepts for specific areas within the theme park and overall resort. Her oversight included the realization of the design philosophy “Authentically Disney and Distinctly Chinese” throughout the resort. Once the concepts had been defined, she followed through with internal talent and valued consulting production teams in developing the ideas into reality, while always maintaining the vision of the original concepts throughout the process.

Upon recently retiring from Walt Disney Imagineering after 31 years, Doris launched her global connections

and design consultancy company, DDesign, so she can continue to offer her creative artistry with emphasis on fostering innovative spirit for present and future generations in the entertainment industry. Doris builds upon the relationships and connections with various industries and academic institutions to reach professionals and inspire emerging talent to new heights.

Doris is of Eurasian descent, born and raised in Hong Kong with family roots in Shanghai, China. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with Distinction. She is fluent in Shanghainese, Cantonese, and English.

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