Our Company, FutureDude Entertainment, is a premier source for captivating, future-focused adventure stories that span genres, media, and generations.
Founded in 2010 by writer and director Jeffrey Morris, FutureDude Entertainment is a production company that blends dazzling creativity with smart storytelling. Our goal: to rekindle the human spirit of science fiction for a mass audience. Our original stories come to life through immersive media experiences spanning film, games, books and beyond. By reuniting story, science and imagination, FutureDude creates epic entertainment for adventurous souls and inquisitive minds.
In just five years, our work has attracted passionate followers around the world. But it’s our outstanding collaborators that set us apart: accomplished TV and film actors, award-winning artists, renowned scientists and technical advisors (NASA, the European Space Agency), as well as far-sighted investors who fuel FutureDude and our projects.
Jeffrey Morris Founder & CCO
Writer, director and production designer Jeffrey Morris founded FutureDude in 2010 to bring humanity and intelligent storytelling back to sci-fi entertainment. He is creator and co-writer of numerous properties including Parallel Man, Brainstorm, and Oceanus, a live-action short film that debuted in 2015. As head designer on all FutureDude productions, Morris builds worlds from the ground up through illustration and art direction. His publications include the illustrated screenplay Slingshot, which featured a foreword by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Venus, a film project in development. Morris is an education consultant, an advisor to NASA, and the holder of a technology patent for the futuristic Apple calendar app, Timesphere.
Phil Hinderaker President & CEO
Phil guides and supports the strategic vision for the growth and development of FutureDude Entertainment. A veteran business executive of Fortune 500 companies, Phil provides a deep expertise in all areas of business and has been influential in guiding other successful companies through the growth process. Since the early stages of FutureDude Entertainment, Phil has been a key contributor working to secure funding, market projects, and drive corporate initiatives to successful completion.
Kimberly Morris Chief Operating Officer/Producer
Kimberly Morris brings 20 years of experience in corporate and start-up leadership to her role as a producer and Chief Operations Officer. At FutureDude, she guides day-to-day operations as well as being a core member of the creative team. Since 2012, she’s focused on multi-media concepting and production of FutureDude properties, including co-writing Oceanus, a feature film now in pre-production. Morris has been instrumental in developing the FutureDude product roadmap and intellectual property catalog.
Anne Marie Gillen President of Production
Anne Marie nurtures the financial and business relationships that bring FutureDude projects to life. An experienced multi-media business manager, Anne Marie’s credits include co-producer on the hit film Fried Green Tomatoes. From 1996 to 2001, Anne Marie was the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Freeman’s company, Revelations Entertainment, where she led strategic financing and distribution efforts. In addition to her work with FutureDude, Gillen is a lecturer and executive coach. She’s co-authored two books on motion picture production and financing, including the 3rd edition of The Producer’s Business Handbook published by Focal Press.
Maria Reitan Marketing Director
Maria Reitan deploys more than 20 years of strategic communications experience across public relations, advertising, digital, and social engagement. Her client campaigns have been awarded the public relations industry’s highest recognition including the Silver Anvil, Bronze Anvil, PR Platinum, PR Week, Golden SABRE and Minneapolis PRSA. Reitan spent fifteen years in television news as an Emmy Award-winning news director and producer in Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami, Louisville and both Carolinas. Today, Reitan works with FutureDude to expand the company’s profile and overall media presence.