Founded by unique directors and creators, the Butcher Bird family is always growing.
Meet our team of innovators:
Travis is the Managing Partner at Butcher Bird Studios. With a multi-disciplinary background, Travis loves bridging the gap between the traditional and non-traditional media spaces that are converging in today’s landscape. As a Director and Cinematographer in his own right, he is constantly looking at fresh ways to make ideas happen and excels in taking them from concept to creation, blending talent and tech to join in as a creative partner. As a part of the Butcher Bird team, he draws on his time in the Army, and strives to make Butcher Bird a safe, collaborative space where team members contribute across the full spectrum of work.
Steven Calcote is an award-winning director with a passion for great storytelling, world building, and exploring humanity’s relationship with technology. An expert in the latest digital filmmaking technologies, animation, visual effects, and interactivity, Steven continues to push the envelope for original entertainment. He is a member of the Producer's Guild of America and serves on the executive committee of the Television Academy’s Interactive Peer Group.
Luis Reyes develops work that comes from the intersection of media and strives to break conventional notions of content and form. He oversaw the creation of manga based on brands such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and CSI, while bringing hundreds of books to market for Tokyopop. He launched an internal content division that developed branded shows for game giant Nexon. Luis joined Butcher Bird in 2013 and has expanded its roster of clients to include the live streaming juggernaut Twitch, among many others.
Producer, Creative Development
A true platform-agnostic, Lillian specializes in bringing stories to life in innovative formats and for unconventional audiences. She served as co-creator and showrunner of Butcher Bird’s first narrative series, Orbital Redux. She also oversees Butcher Bird’s roster of commercial and industrial work, with clients ranging from Microsoft to Airbnb, and directing livestream and traditional broadcast content for clients such as Twitch, Netflix, and Apple. Her genre expertise ranges from compelling content for teenage girls to speculative fiction. Whatever the story or technology, she focuses on featuring fresh voices, stories, characters, and talent on screen.
A curious wanderer, MeeRa focuses her resources on discovering stories through travel and quietly observing interactions. Utilizing constantly evolving technology, she gained experience working in expanding mediums of entertainment including 360 video, digital streaming, live theater, etc.
Multi-threat Griffin Davis has produced, directed, and technical directed numerous productions for Twitch, Critical Role, The Groundlings, Legendary Digital, and Intuit Quickbooks. While his primary expertise focuses on broadcast switching tech, he is also familiar with cameras, lighting, and managing talent. He particularly enjoys being on comedy sets and is the co-head for the video sketch comedy group, Probably a Cult.
A storyteller by nature, Emily's background spans the worlds of opera, theater, sketch comedy, production, and podcasting. With experience ranging from Film & TV juggernaut Imagine Entertainment to the new age social media empire of "The LadyGang," she brings a unique multimedia perspective to every project. Her long-standing relationship with both the stage and the screen inspire her to bridge the gap between traditional media and live performance.