#SINGHASTORIES: Alex and Connor

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Alex & Connor

“Our first time drinking Singha was actually while we were traveling through Thailand for a commercial shoot. We had just finished a long day of shooting with elephants in Chiang Mai and inside of Wat Phra That in Doi Suthep and our crew was exhausted and had just checked into our hotel for the night. All of the sudden our producer knocks on the door with cold Singhas in hand and starts handing them out to the crew. To this day those were some of the most refreshing and well-deserved beers we’ve ever had.” – Alex Meader and Connor Hair, co-founders of Perception2, a film production company based out of Los Angeles.
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Alex Meader is an award winning writer and director who has been telling stories across many different mediums for almost a decade. His body of work includes feature films, short films, branded content, music videos, and virtual reality.

Meader directed his first feature film “5th Street” in 2012. After touring the festival circuit “5th Street” was purchased for distribution and released in 2013. His short films and music videos have been featured in a wide range of film festivals across the country including SoCal Film Fest, Arizona Film Festival, Young Cuts International, LA Comedy Fest, and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.

Meader’s extensive commercial directing experience has included brands such as Chevy, YouTube, HyperX, Major League Gaming, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Jacuzzi, and Denso. He was honored in 2016 by the AAFOC with an Addy award for his writing and directing work for automotive manufacturer Denso.

Over the last two years, Meader has also begun taking on projects in the realm of virtual reality. Working alongside his business partner and frequent collaborator Connor Hair Alex has directed VR brand films for YouTube and The Tourism Authority of Thailand as well as the Civil War narrative VR film “My Brother’s Keeper” for PBS which premiered at Sundance 2017. The VR brand film he co-wrote and co-directed for The Tourism Authority of Thailand was honored with two Telly awards in 2017 for “Short Form Tourism and Leisure” and “Branded Content & Entertainment.”

Connor

Connor Hair is a writer, director and award winning cinematographer. After working as a cinematographer on six feature length projects and commercial projects for Microsoft, VW, Boeing, Dell, Nintendo, Tommy Bahama, and Wells Fargo, Hair shifted his focus toward directing virtual reality experiences. His in depth knowledge of camera technology and prior experience directing shorts allowed for a confident transition into this new artform.

Hair’s first VR project titled “Real”, is now doing its festival run and was selected as part of the Kaleidoscope 2016 World Tour and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Fivars film festival. The second, titled “En Pointe” was selected as a winner of Samsung’s “There in 60 Seconds” contest and had its premiere screening at Sundance. His newest cinematic VR experience titled “My Brother’s Keeper” was created with his directing partner Alex Meader and will be premiering with HTC at Sundance in 2017. This project, done in collaboration with PBS, Storytech Immersive, Radiant Images, and Technicolor, will soon be available on all VR platforms.

Hair is constantly experimenting with emerging technology and has a passion for telling stories in unique and innovative ways.

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