ANDRE ELIJAH

ANDRE ELIJAH IS AN IMMERSIVE DIRECTOR, FINE ARTIST, FILM EDITOR, DJ, DESIGNER AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE DIRECTOR.

A TRUE MULTI-HYPHENATE, ANDRE HAS BEEN WORKING TO MAKE THE DREAM OF AN IMMERSIVE FUTURE REAL - BY CREATING OUTSTANDING AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT THAT WILL SELL HEADSETS, MAKE AR & VR COMMONPLACE, AND LAY THE GROUNDWORK TO ULTIMATELY CHANGE EDUCATION WITH IMMERSIVE CONTENT.

EDUCATION

AFTER GAINING EARLY ACCEPTANCE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AT THE AGE OF 15, ANDRE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF HIS EARLY ENROLLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TO ENGAGE IN MULTIPLE PROGRAMS (POLITICAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, FINE ART, FILM).

ANDRE EARNED A BACHELORS IN FINE ARTS, SPECIALIZING IN NEW MEDIA FROM RYERSON UNIVERSITY (NOW TORONTO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY.) AND A PHD IN BUSINESS FROM THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS BY STARTING MULTIPLE AGENCIES WHICH EVENTUALLY EVOLVED INTO ANDRE ELIJAH IMMERSIVE.

CAREER

ANDRE IS AN AWARD-WINNING IMMERSIVE DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST THAT HAS REPUTATION OF DELIVERING CUTTING EDGE TECHNICAL PROJECTS FOR WORLD RENOWNED BRANDS, PERFORMERS, AND LEADING XR PLATFORMS.

TO KICKSTART HIS CAREER, ANDRE LED THE TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF BOTH PRODUCTION AND POST PRODUCTION FOR BEYONCE'S CERTIFIED PLATINUM "LIVE AT ROSELAND" CONCERT FILM, WHICH SERVED AS THE FIRST 10 CAMERA MULTI-CAM SHOOT OF ITS KIND ON THE RED DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA SYSTEM.

FLASH FORWARD TO 2017, WHERE "DRIZZY MANOR", ANDRE'S INTERACTIVE VR ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION BASED ON DRAKE'S TORONTO MANSION (AND PERSONAL PROJECT) RECEIVED OVER ONE MILLION VIEWS IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS AFTER LAUNCH, AND RECEIVED OVERWHELMING COVERAGE FROM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING TEEN VOGUE, ESQUIRE, GQ, HYPEBEAST, AND POLYGON, GAINING OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS WITHIN 6 MONTHS.

ANDRE HAS GONE ON TO WORK ON VARIOUS INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS WHICH INCLUDE AR & VR INTERFACES, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & VISUALIZATION, GAME DEVELOPMENT, AND CREATIVE DIRECTION FOR LARGE BRANDS AND IP HOLDERS.

IN 2019, ANDRE LED THE EFFORTS TO CREATE THE INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS DRIVING A 32 FOOT LONG VIDEO WALL FOR THE FIRST 5G-ENABLED RETAIL STOREFRONT IN CANADA, THE ROGERS "302" FLAGSHIP.

SOME OF ANDRE'S MOST RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE:

• R&D PLATFORM FUNDING FROM META FOR AN MR-FOCUSED APP, PROJECT ASTRAL
• EPIC MEGA GRANT RECIPIENT FOR VR CLIMATE CHANGE GAME, INNOCENTS IN THE FIRE
• DEADMAU5-COMMISSIONED REAL-TIME VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE PLATFORM
• SERENA WILLIAMS AR GAME FOR DIRECTV
• BUILT A NUMBER OF AR EXPERIENCES IN SUPPORT OF SUPER BOWL LVI IN CONJUNCTION WITH SNAP, THE NFL, AND UBER EATS

IN 2022, ANDRE WILL BE RELEASING TWO GAMES ON THE OFFICIAL META QUEST STORE, AND IS ON TRACK TO HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF QUEST APPS/GAMES OUT OF ANY STUDIO, SURPASSING EVEN ILMXLAB - THE MAKERS OF THE STAR WARS VR GAMES.

HONORS + AWARDS

2007 - INTERACTIVE MEDIA AWARD (EXPLORE DESIGN BLOG); APPLIED ARTS MAGAZINE

2011 - PLATINUM SALES AWARD (BEYONCE LIVE AT ROSELAND); RIAA

2021 - BEST HEADWORN DEVICE (SNAP SPECTACLES); AUGMENTED WORLD EXPO

COLLABORATORS

NOAH RAYBURN
MIKE DOPSA
FRANCIS CHEN
JOSH LEAP
CLAY WEISHAAR
BLAIR RENAUD
SNAP
META
QUALCOMM
NEW BLOOD INTERACTIVE
TIGERTRON