5126 Clareton Dr. Suite 210

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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Sideshow Productions is an award-winning creative agency with an extensively experienced team in all facets of commercial marketing and production. We come complete with in-house editorial, visual effects, 3-D design, and color-correction. 
With over two decades of experience, we have created groundbreaking commercials for some of the top toy companies in the world including Mattel, Disney, Moose Toys, The Alpha Group, Bandai, and Jakks Pacific.

About Us

In the sea of sameness that defines most agencies, Sideshow takes a stand to done one thing and one thing better than anyone. Sideshow Productions is solely dedicated to youth marketing. 

Our focus, our dedication is that youth drives mainstream culture. In all our creative we never talk down or go cheap on delivering our clients brand. We are the only agency that truly delivers the greatest content and quality on screen. 

Bios

Chris Folino - Owner & Creative Director

Years of Experience:

Twenty Plus
Proudest moment:
The birth of my children as well as owning the original Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package from 1977 and playing with it in until 1999.
Hometown:
El Monte, California (home of the MGM movie lion)
Education:

I get schooled every day at work...Fernando Velloso is an actual member of Mensa.
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Homemade sprouted almond butter
Books on your bed stand right now:
The Chemistry of Youth by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely 

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Netflix Tagger
Book that changed my life:
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook by Gary Gygax 
It singlehandedly motivated me to write and develop my imagination, which was way before the internet and cable TV! 
Favorite way to relax:

Hiking, swimming and playing Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

Fernando - Vice President Executive Integrated Producer

Contact:

fernando@sideshowproductions.com
Years of Experience:

Seventeen
Proudest moment:
The birth of my daughter.
Hometown:
Rosario, Argentina
Education:

B.S. System Analytics
What’s always in your refrigerator:

The cold.
Books on your bed stand right now:
The Grey Wolf

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Own a mechanic shop for custom cars.
Book that changed my life:
I haven't written it yet..
Favorite way to relax:

Working on my car.

Jacob Haws - Producer & Director of Business Operations

Contact:

jacob@sideshowproductions.com
Years of Experience:

Four
Proudest moment:
Joining the Sideshow Productions team to help it grow to the wonderful and impressive company it is today.
Hometown:
Newbury Park, CA
Education:

B.S. Biological Sciences with a Focus in Neurology.
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Steak
Books on your bed stand right now:
Game of Thrones Series.

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Something in the Biological Sciences field.
Book that changed my life:
The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite way to relax:

Sitting back and watching a new movie.

Michael Folino - Creative Director

Years of Experience:

Twenty plus
Proudest moment:
a. Birth of my kids
b. Scoring on Kevin Garnett
c. David Letterman parodying one of my ads.
d. Chris's toast at my wedding
Hometown:
El Monte (which Letterman also parodied)
Education:

Indeed.
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Baking soda. Reduces odors.
Books on your bed stand right now:
Oral History of the Daily Show; Best Non-Required Reading 2016

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Letter Carrier (My old job).
Book that changed my life:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was kid's literature that didn't talk down to kids.
Favorite way to relax:

Replaying Chris's wedding toast.

William Katt - Producer

Years of Experience:

Forty Five Plus
Proudest moment:
My daughter's eulogy at her grandmother's memorial.
Hometown:
Hollywood, of course
Education:

Two years of college and many years in the entertainment industry.
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Milk
Books on your bed stand right now:
Maybe It's You by Lauren Handel Zander

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Landscape Architect
Book that changed my life:
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Favorite way to relax:

Playing piano or guitar.

Dillan Smith - Director of Consumer Strategy

Contact:

dillan@sideshowproductions.com
Years of Experience:

Five
Proudest moment:
Being able to come back after months at a time and have this company still feel like a home, a place that has the ability to have fun but also do great work with amazing results.
Hometown:
Norwich, NY
Education:

BFA in Musical Theater at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Diet Coke
Books on your bed stand right now:
Plays and sheet music...lots of sheet music.

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Performance (dance, pianist, actor, singer)
Book that changed my life:
The Brave Little Toaster 
Favorite way to relax:

Playing the piano.

Matt Oster - Strategic Planner

Contact:

matt@sideshowproductions.com
Years of Experience:

Seven
Proudest moment:
Getting to act alongside T-Pain after being discovered behind a light board in my school's auditorium.
Hometown:
Agoura Hills, CA
Education:

BFA in Musical Theater at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA
What’s always in your refrigerator:

Left-over pizza and Diet Coke
Books on your bed stand right now:
Various sides from different plays.

What I’d do for a living if I didn’t do this:
Veterinarian or psychologist.
Book that changed my life:
Hunger Games series...things can always be worse.
Favorite way to relax:

Chilling with friends by the pool, singing show tunes.