Seasoned children’s entertainment executives Steve Couture and Ken Faier have joined forces to launch Epic Storyworlds, an independent kids content creation company headquartered in Québec, Canada, which is a sister company to Faier’s Epic Story Media.
Epic Storyworlds will serve both Québécois and global audiences with IP across television, digital, gaming and consumer products, focusing on 360˚ franchise creations. The company has already secured its first commission from Radio Canada for its original animated comedy-action series “Dex and the Humanimals” which will air on its on-demand platform TOU.TV.
“I have known Steve for many years and have always had a great respect for how his mind works,” says Faier. “He envisions how franchises fill a place in kids’ hearts through great story, play and experiences. Our goal at Epic Story Media is to work with the best creators in the world and align ourselves with partners who can help develop and flesh out wonderous creative franchises. We are thrilled to be launching Epic Storyworlds with Steve - the combination of our experience will further our reputation as the go-to for passionate creatives.”
As co-founders, Couture and Faier bring decades of cumulative experience in children’s media spanning animation, video game development and innovation in kids’ entertainment franchises.
“Coming from a gaming and digital background where innovation was the driving force of our work, my goal with Epic Storyworlds is to create original, dynamic properties which can resonate across media from TV to connected toys,” says Couture. “I am delighted to be forming a sister company to Ken’s Epic Story Media and to benefit from his wealth of expertise in this space. We are off to a strong start with a commission from Radio Canada and are grateful to them and our financing partners for their support on ‘Dex and the Humanimals’ – a colorful, futuristic property with heaps of potential.”