Who We Are
Imagination Factory Studios is a close collective of experienced filmmakers from very different backgrounds, united by our passion for storytelling and the creative process. We believe that each and every project, no matter how big or small, should inspire the imagination and move the spirit. We thrive on creative collaboration.
Ryan scott warren
C.E.O / FILMMAKER
Ryan is a veteran filmmaker and entertainment industry professional with nearly two decades experience in Hollywood writing, developing and producing film, television and theater projects. From his early days working for Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner’s C/W Productions on the MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE franchise, to his recent work in London directing the feature documentary MATTHEWS, Ryan remains dedicated to the art of visual storytelling and the filmmaker’s creative process.
FILMMAKER / SVP PRODUCTION
Chad Shagren is an Emmy Winning Filmmaker with a B.F.A. from Long Island University. After he filmed his award-winning documentary in Kenya, his passion for filmmaking and travel have found him working on projects all over the world. An avid SCUBA diver, Chad has also worked on numerous ocean and marine wildlife conservation documentaries for National Geographic and Shark Week.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Robert Sexton is an Emmy winning Producer and critically acclaimed Director. He directed the first immersive, 360° heavy metal concept video and the first VR live metal video, both in 2015. From Toby Keith to Marilyn Manson. Reba McEntire to The Suicide Girls. OK Go to Brad Paisley. West Coast Customs to NASCAR, Robert is a road tested, trial-by-fire filmmaker with nearly twenty years producing and directing music videos, commercials and films.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR
Alex is an award winning director based in LA, working in both the commercial and narrative space. His long held fascination in movement, combined with a passion for storytelling has given him a distinctness to his creative work. He also has a strong relationship with technology and visual effects; tools which allow him to aggressively explore a constantly changing media landscape and push the boundaries of his own imagination.
DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER
Auden Bui is a DGA student award winning director and cinematographer. Before graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, she received her B.A. from the University of California Berkeley where she won the Eisner Award for Photo-Imaging. At USC, she studied directing while discovering her love for cinematography. In addition to a DGA award, she also received awards from The Caucus Foundation, Irving Lerner Endowment Fund, and the Charles and Lucille King Foundation for her M.F.A. thesis, The Lost City of Tomorrow. She recently sailed around Antarctica, completing a life goal of visiting all 7 continents. She hopes to one day be a successful director, writer, cinematographer who lives in a lighthouse because she doesn’t believe in limitations.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Christa Boarini is a producer and director of independent film, music video, and commercial content. Christa was born and raised in Guatemala and received her degree in Film & Television Production from NYU before moving to Los Angeles. Recent credits include Kicks (Tribeca '16), Lucky (SXSW ’16), and High and Mighty (Stage 13 Productions). In her work, Christa is fascinated by emotion, color, and texture. It is her belief that there is a little bit of magic in every story, and that's what she wants to capture.
DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER
Since receiving his MFA at USC, Andrew has shot and directed numerous projects both locally and internationally, ranging from award winning narratives to feature documentaries, music videos, commercials and short films. Most recently, Andrew shot the Chinese-USA co-production feature film “PAPA,” wrote and directed the award-winning short film “VICIOUS” and has worked with such clients as Doritos, Subway, LA Dodgers, MEE Audio, Mattel, Sandisk, Crystal Cruises and Sony.
Jesse Rosten is an award winning filmmaker, commercial director, and awkward guest at dinner parties. He's based out of Portland, Oregon.
Jesse's belief that remarkable work creates its own exposure has led to a string of viral successes both personally and professionally. Most recently, his viral hit 'Fotoshop by Adobé' garnered extensive media attention and helped foster a national conversation about the use of retouching in advertising. His work for Oregon Dental Assoc. won Best in Show at the 2013 Social Media (SoMe) awards.