The new role is the first tech-focused position at the company and will see Biggs lead the funding, research and development, production and deployment of Smokebomb’s tech-oriented convergent projects.
These projects include an Oculus Rift extension for Shaftesbury’s upcoming thriller series Slasher, as well as two tech products targeting millennial-parent households. Those two projects are currently in development and set for a 2016 launch.
Biggs has worked with Shaftesbury/Smokebomb on a number of convergent and tech projects, including the Murdoch Mysteries interactive experience The Infernal Device, as well as a companion app for The Moblees preschool series.
Prior to joining Shaftesbury, Biggs served as the VP, operations/client relations for mixed reality software startup AWE, in which he was also a founding shareholder. He has also served as the production supervisor at The Screen Industries Research and Training Centre at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. Prior to that, as a producer at Xenophile Media, he managed projects including Fallen: Alternate Reality Game for ABC Family/Disney, and the ReGenesis Extended Reality Game for The Movie Network, Global and Shaftesbury.
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