Oliver Fuselier has been brought on as managing director and partner to lead L.A.-based production company Keeper (formerly known as Eskimo).
Since joining Keeper several months ago, Fuselier has been an integral force in furthering Keeper to become an archetype for the next wave of production companies. Since his arrival, the company has revamped its name, brand and talent roster. Fuselier will continue to oversee business development, foster and curate talent and fuel an innovative operational strategy across its pipeline. He will work alongside Kristofer Barton, executive producer, and David Martinez, head of production, to guide Keeper’s vision and artistic culture.
Joining Keeper after a nine-year tenure as managing director and then managing partner at Tool of North America, Fuselier will usher in new capabilities that position Keeper to handle projects of all scopes. He joined Tool in 2010 and rose to a position of managing partner, overseeing a stream of live action and innovation projects for global brands and agencies, and leading the company to its first ever Cannes Lions Palme d’Or in 2016. His work has been celebrated at the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, London International Awards (LIA), SXSW, AICP Show, ADDY, Cannes Lions and the Clios. He has also served on the juries of major awards shows including the AICP Show, Ciclope, LIA and Cannes Lions. For the latter, he served on the Film Craft Lions jury in 2018.
Fuselier, who has two decades of extensive brand marketing and integrated production experience, said of his new roost, ““When I first met the founder, Terry (Rayment), and partners David and Kris, I knew it was the perfect foundation for the next chapter in my career and in the industry. I was immediately drawn to the team’s commitment to creating honest, artistic work and building a community culture where youthful voices are heard. Together with my experience, knowledge and relationships, we are poised to pioneer a next generation production company. Keeper is an intergenerational mashup, and I am committed to lead with the same excitement and passion for creative integrity that I’ve embraced throughout my career.”