Twisted Media produces animated and interactive graphics and visual effects for playback and post

Playback Graphics

Derek Frederickson    

President, CEO, Playback Graphic Supervisor

Derek started Twisted Media in 1998 with the goal of putting together a creative collective capable of working at the highest levels of production. Almost 20 years later, here we are! With top notch productions under our belt, we’re ready for any challenge.

Tom Slattery

Playback Graphic Designer

Tom started working with Derek as early as 1998…but back then it was guitars and synthesizers, not Photoshop and After Effects. After many years of making music, then moving on to corporate graphics, they landed their first show, Leverage (TNT; 77 episodes 2008-2012). This led to many other shows and opportunities, and finally to Tom joining the TM team full time in 2015. When he’s not pushing pixels, Tom enjoys photography and terrorizing his children by playing guitar loudly along to Tool songs.

Clark Stanton 

Playback Graphic Designer

Clark joined the TM team in 2014, and has worked on Chicago PD (NBC), Chicago Med (NBC), Chicago Justice (NBC), Empire (Fox), The Librarians (TNT), Angie Tribeca (TBS) and many others. His work has also contributed to features like Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Geostorm (2016), and The Tank (2015).

Andrew Jarvis 

Playback Graphic Designer

Andrew joined TM in 2015 and has worked on many shows including Independence Day:Resurgence (2016), The Space Between Us (2016), Geostorm (2017), APB (FOX) and many others. 

Noah Schloss 

Playback Graphic Designer

Noah joined Twisted Media in 2016 after 5 years of art direction and motion design experience in advertising. In addition to his contributions to Twisted Media, he is also a collaborator with Chicago based artist collective Canvas Chicago. 


Jeff Evans

Playback Graphic Designer

Jeff joined Twisted Media in 2016 after 15 years of making digital and video content for a Chicago ad agency. His hobby is collecting hobbies, and his favorite time signature is 11/8. Don’t even get him started on modular synthesizers.

Charissa Armon

Playback Graphic Coordinator

Charissa is the newest member of the TM GFX team, hailing from a theater and project management background. These two bodies of experience combine in her new role, keeping the team in line and performing!!!

Twisted VFX

Marina Abramyan

Visual Effects Producer

Marina started her career in TV and film in 2007 by working on several feature films in the art department. She has art directed and production designed several independent films, and also worked as producer’s assistant and production manager for several production companies. In 2014, Marina joined Scorpion (CBS) as the graphics and visual effects coordinator, which led to her current position with Twisted Media as visual effects producer.

Toby Newell 

Visual Effects Artist

A background in traditional art and illustration lead Toby to start a career in Visual FX. Starting out at Cafe FX as one of the early Computer Cafe staff members. He spent the next five years there, working on some of their biggest projects including Sin City, Hellboy, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sky Captain, Snakes on a Plane, King Kong and Pan’s Labyrinth.
     After leaving Cafe, he spent the next 10 years in Film and Television, working for a variety of companies as a freelancer. With compositing and matte painting work on Emmy award winning and nominated episodes. His work has been seen on such shows as Lost, Game of Thrones, Chuck, Community, The Mindy Project, Mockingbird Lane, Fringe, Teen Wolf, Castle, NCIS and Ghost Whisperer.
    His fine arts background has lent itself well to wherever he’s been. Whether through storyboarding a VFX sequence or providing a proof of concept piece, he’s helped to build client relations and trust. As an artist, lead, or supervisor, his past experience in Visual FX is here to serve your project.

Stephen Lloyd 

Visual Effects Artist

Our newest member…Stephen compliments the TwistedVFX team with his top notch artistry and attention to detail. 

Equipment Rental & Playback

Brady Flynn

Playback Engineer

Brady has been working in the film industry since 2011. After 4 years of on- and off- set locations experience and scouting, he took advantage of an opportunity to enter the playback world. Since 2014 he has been steadily busy doing playback in New Orleans, Miami, Chicago and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. Brady started working with Twisted Media in 2015, keying a variety of shows including APB and Zoo. He is a gifted gear nerd and problem solver and looks forward to helping his shows come to life through creative and reliable playback solutions.

Timely Support

We get your graphic done on time. Every time.

Innovative Ideas

We’re not interested in what’s been done…we’re here to create what’s next.

Advanced Technology

Having the best tools (and toys) makes for the best product. We’re into that.

Clear Communication

Above all, we are good people looking to work with even better people.

Recent Blog Posts

Tidbits about the things we’ve been up to.

Fall premieres are here!

(And a lot of these shows have our work in them!!!) One of the good things about the end of summer (and there aren't many IMHO!) is the return of many of our favorite shows. This season includes quite a few that we at Twisted Media have put a lot of hard work...

Scifi post, present and future!

Hard at work on 2 movies deep into post: Independence Day: Resurgence and The Space Between Us. Spaceships and aliens! And spaceships. Also brewing are a few TV pilots; looking forward to working with some of our tried and true teams to create some cool new looks for...

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