After 15 years of glorious media-making, I closed up Psychic Bunny at the end of last year to focus on starting a brand new production company (Vibrant Penguin)
I'm a little sad - I always loved the Bunny brand, and what we stood for, and the wonderful Bunnies we worked with and met through the company. We really had no business starting a production company right out of college with no experience, money, or connections.
Our success relied a ton on all our incredible employees, contractors, and clients over the years - too many to count. Thank you all!
Throughout all those years, I always looked forward to coming to work. Part of that was the screaming lunatic humor of my partners Doug Spice, Asa Shumskas Tait, and Jesse Vigil. We taught each other how to become a "real company", and I'm so excited that we continue to be friends.
I'll be directing and producing content with my new production company (follow Vibrant Penguin!). I plan on running it with the quality, work ethic, and whimsy that we had at Psychic Bunny. I might need some extra whimsy, though, so if you see some laying around, please send it my way.
Back in April 2005, some dudes signed a lease on office space downtown so that we could prove to our first clients that we were a "real company." We borrowed enough money to buy some desks from Ikea, and got the cheapest chairs that Staples would provide. Who knew Psychic Bunny Red would take so many coats of paint??? Jesse and Asa figured out a way to draw a huge Bunny logo on the wall, and the paint was still drying when our client from Canada walked in. Our project would pay for the office for about 3 months, and then we'd run out of money again.
15 years later, Psychic Bunny is still paying my rent. Jesse's working for USC now, Doug's heading up his own projects, and Asa went off to LEGO, but I'm still here! It's funny that before we got the office, we ran the LLC out of my living room, and now with the pandemic...I'm back running the company out of my house!
I can't express how much I learned from these guys. In the beginning we used to call each over other to read and rewrite client emails before we sent them. We learned finances together, branding, client management, employee management, and all while practicing our cinema arts. It's just amazing getting a group of creatives and deciding your own rules together. They turned me into the entrepreneur and artist I am today, and we have a highly developed set of in-jokes that I don't even know the genesis of any more. Thank you to those dudes, Asa Shumskas Tait, Jesse Vigil, and Doug Spice, and all the amazing clients, contractors, employees, and friends we've pestered for advice along the way. It's been the best ride.
(Pictured below: Four options for our first logo, drawn by Asa, from 2004)
On set with Psychic Bunny! This is my first time filming something in 8K.
Is this the wrong forum to request archival photos of the Harrison Comparison?