REBL HQ is redefining the art of storytelling for digital entertainment. The studio serves as an innovation hub for the evolving world of online video delivery systems, production techniques, and storytelling. Since launching in March, 2015, the studio has worked across genres creating original content and branded series for clients such as Disney and Universal. REBL HQ is headquartered in Winter Park, FL in a 10,000-sq.ft. facility on the campus of Full Sail University that houses state-of-the-art sound stages and production resources.
Chief Executive & General Manager
Drew Walkup is a digital media executive experienced in digital content, marketing, and production. As the General Manager and chief executive of REBL HQ, Drew is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction of the company. A 10-year digital content veteran, he has had the unique experience of pitching, selling and collaborating with world-class brands like Lucasfilm, Marvel and ESPN. Drew previously served as Vice President of Programming at Maker Studios, acquired by The Walt Disney Company, as well as launched Clevver Games at Clevver Media, later acquired by Alloy. Bringing this experience to REBL HQ is the culmination of Drew’s storied background combined with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Drew graduated from USC's famed School of Cinematic Arts and splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Winter Park, FL.
Executive in Charge of Production
Fahad Vania is a creative and dedicated professional in the entertainment industry and has over 17 years of experience covering all aspects of production. He directed and produced Seasons 2-7, over 80 1-hour episodes, of Discovery Network’s #1 rated show Dr. G: Medical Examiner. He’s also produced National TV spots for Gulf Coast Tourism / BP as well as promotional videos for several political campaigns. Previously, Fahad worked on projects for Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and on various TV commercials and productions. He got his start in the industry by working on The Blair Witch Project. Recently, he was a Course Director at Full Sail University teaching Electronic Field Production.
Hey! I’m Kayla Mraz, a recent University of Central Florida graduate where I majored in Interdisciplinary Studies and minored in Marketing. The Interdisciplinary Studies program was perfect for me as I was able to combine two areas I had core interest in: Arts and Communications. The minor in Marketing also allowed me to view my studies from another, completely different, perspective. I've found that these three degree tracks fused perfectly to enable me to better solve problems that arise in my day-to-day life, both at work and personally. I'm happy to share my experience with the rest of the team at REBL HQ as the Executive Assistant. The knowledge gained from my degree has proved invaluable in the office, whether it be aiding in social media, helping with creative, or keeping the office organized and on track. I'm so glad to have joined this team and I can't wait to see what happens next!