|Founded||Santa Monica, California, USA (2006)|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, CA, USA|
|Key people||Ryan Wise, Director
Douglas Cheney, Director
Chris McCaleb, Director
Chris Hampel, Director
Big Fantastic, LLC is a filmmaking collective and production company located in Santa Monica, California which creates, develops and produces online video entertainment. The company is currently most known for their popular web series Sam Has 7 Friends and Prom Queen. Recent project include the web experiment Control TV, the web sitcom Cockpit, Foreign Body, a prequel to the Robin Cook novel, and Sorority Forever for The WB.
Big Fantastic started as an ambitious attempt by Douglas Cheney, Chris McCaleb, Ryan Wise, and Chris Hampel to revolutionize the web series phenomenon by serializing dramatic content into a short, daily 90 second format. The company also expands their product into the metaverse by giving the characters in their shows MySpace pages and Blogs. Big Fantastic originally was funded completely out of their own pockets, but has now made deals with Warner Brothers, Vuguru, Generate LA-NY, 60 Frames and other companies for further productions. The Big Fantastic company was Emmy nominated twice for the Outstanding Broadband Drama award in 2007. One nomination for Sam Has 7 Friends and one for Prom Queen.
- Cockpit is a comedy web series about the fictional employees of Mile High Airlines. All five episodes were taped one day at Air Hollywood in the same cockpit set that the film Airplane! was shot in. The cast includes David Storrs as Capt. Kent Gaskins, Tim Halling as Capt. John Pinneke, Mikaela Hoover as Trixie Sanders, Tim Coyne as Dan Wishbone, and Kelly Marchand as Jenny Jackson.
- Foreign Body
- Sorority Forever
- "60Frames to give content creators online boost". News.com. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
- Lauria, Peter (2008-01-25). "Digital dreamers". New York Post. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Warner Bros TV unveils online programming slate - The WB gets a second chance". Paid content. 2008-04-28. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
- Garrett, Diane (2008-04-28). "WB revived as online platform". Variety. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- Vuguru Official Website News
- infobolsa news
- Los Angeles Times
- 60Frames and Cockpit on CNET News
- Official webpage
- Big Fantastic at the Internet Movie Database
- Video interview of Big Fantastic founders by Zadi Diaz of EPIC FU, weekly web show that covers online pop culture (September 9, 2008)
- Cockpit official website