THE TEAM

 
 

ACE DURAN

Executive Chairman | President | Co-Founder

Ace is the visionary behind the Tupac Hologram Illusion Design directly for the Estate. Ace took his vision to the Tupac Estate in 2011, and pitched the concept, along with the technology design, to Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. History was made at Coachella Festival in 2012, with the financial support of Dr. Dre. That event changed the landscape of virtual technology and how it would be invested across multiple applications. Dream No More Studios was born; Ace and his partners took over the holographic illusion content creation space. Ace's next vision is the conversion of mass media on the back of AR, VR, and Holographic virtual platforms.

LUKE SHAFT

Chief Administrative Officer | Co-Founder

Co-founder of Dream No More Studios. He was instrumental in the Tupac hologram concept, which launched the VFX holographic industry into the mainstream. He recently secured the rights to develop the first ever Ringo Starr, and UFC Legend BJ Penn holograms.

PETER BUSCH

Technology Producer | Faceware Technologies

Peter has 12 years of production management experience including Warner Brothers Feature Animation and Paramount Pictures. He worked on the SpongeBob Squarepants and Barnyard animated features prior to joining Image Metrics as Head of Production in 2007. Pete focused on developing the professional Faceware software line, which spun from Image Metrics in 2012, and leads the company in Business Development and roadmap development.

BLAKE BROWN-GRAKAL

Legal Counsel | Co-Founder

Blake is a graduate from Seton Hall University with a degree in History and a minor in Philosophy. His passion for entertainment, law, and sports is driving this company into industry leading markets. Blake just recently graduated from South-Western Law School to become an entertainment lawyer, and is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

DAVID SHOR

Partner | Board Member

David Shor is the founder and CEO of The Shor Group of Companies headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Shor has an extensive background in entertainment management, motion picture and live performance production, consulting and finance. He has served as the chief executive of the Shor Group of Companies for over 35 years, serving startup clients as well as Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries in the U.S., Western Europe and the Middle East. He provides leadership and management expertise in the health care, financial services, and entertainment industries.

NEAL ISRAEL

Partner | Board Member

As a director, writer, script doctor, producer, and/or actor Neal Israel has been involved in over twenty full-length films. He was executive producer of FINDING NEVERLAND. Behind the camera, Neal co-created the POLICE ACADEMY series of films, wrote and directed BACHELOR PARTY. Other writing and/or directing credits: LOOK WHO’S TALKING TOO, REAL GENIUS, MOVING VIOLATIONS, BREAKING THE RULES, AND SURF NINJAS. For television, he has directed countless hours of Movies of the Week, pilots and series.

FRANK VOLPE

Entertainment Producer & Consultant

Frank is an expereinced Independent Executive Producer of 3D concert films. He just completed the Guns N Roses concert from Las Vegas, an Alicia Keys concert in Paris, and a Smashing Pumpkins concert from NYC, all in 3D. He is currently producing a stage production in Las Vegas, a Bettie Page Burlesque Show, and in Paris an Edith Piaf Musical, both utilizing the latest Hologram Technology.

JEFF OLM

VFX/VR Consultant & Producer

Jeff brings over 25 years of visual effects, television, and multi-media experience to the team. Jeff has worked on some of the most memorable film projects in history including: "Seabiscuit"; "Titanic"; "Spider-Man"; "Cast Away"; "Armageddon"; and "Harry Potter". Jeff's role at Dream No More Studios is Chief Creative Director. Jeff leads the creative teams behind all of the visual effects on each project.

 
 
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