Ian Forester

CEO & Co-Founder
VR Playhouse

Ian Forester is the CEO and Co-Founder of VR Playhouse, a VR creative studio based in Los Angeles. Ian co-founded VR Playhouse in 2014 to create transcendent experiences in digital space, and it quickly grew into one of the top content makers of 360 and volumetric video, computer animation, and interactive content for VR and AR. Ian has produced or directed many of VR Playhouse’s 60+ projects, including the world’s first ever 360 lightfield production, VR content for 10 of Fortune’s 100, festival selections for Sundance and Cannes, and award-winning original work for SXSW.

He is a member of the Consumer Technology Association’s Working Group for VR/AR, the Entertainment Advisory Board of RIT, and has been a panelist, presenter, or speaker at VRTO, SVVR, Siggraph, Digital Hollywood, The Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, and SXSW. Podcast appearances include Kent Bye’s “Voices of VR” and “It’s All Happening” with Zach Leary, who said of Ian, “He may be poised to become one of the great thought leaders of our generation.”

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