Robert Watts

Managing Partner & Exec Producer
Light Sail VR LLC


Light Sail VR is a bleeding edge immersive cinema production company and studio determined to push the boundaries of creative storytelling in Virtual Reality. Founded by managing partners Matthew Celia and Robert Watts in 2015, Light Sail VR specializes in live-action Virtual Reality content with great characters and compelling narratives.

An early adopter of the evolving VR medium and innovator in multiple sectors of the entertainment industry, Robert applies over 10 years of diverse experience spanning the agency, management and content development sides of the industry to his role. His ability to master the art of creating and selling intellectual property and assess business and creative needs in today’s marketplace has attracted a roster of top clients including Google, GoPro, Paramount Pictures, among many others.

With a degree in Film from Chapman University, the cinematic storytelling devotee leverages his wide spectrum of creative and operational capabilities in the mixed reality, 360 and VR space, to create premium level narratives and characters that engage audiences and fulfill client needs.

Watts began his career at William Morris Agency and post-merger at WME Entertainment, working in every major department including gaming, corporate consulting, commercials and motion-picture talent. Prior to launching Light Sail VR, Watts served as the Head of Digital, New Media and Unscripted/Reality departments at Heroes and Villains Entertainment, a Hollywood-based trans-media management and production company.

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