Nick “Squid” Kohut
Technical Producer (no pronoun preference)
Nick “Squid” began his journey as a producer over a decade ago in Hollywood, working on major motion pictures, live concerts, commercials, immersive virtual reality experiences, and television programs. With deep experience running shoots in backlot sound stages and on location, he pivoted to live event production and streaming in 2016. He relocated to San Francisco to produce and broadcast marketing, educational, internal events, and product launches for top tier technology clients. He has traveled the world, leading stage builds and technical control room operations.
In 2020, he easily refocused on virtual production and broadcast, teaming up with a long-time friend and collaborator, Dillon Morris, to build an end-to-end remote control room solution in a studio in San Francisco. In this control room, he produced and directed dozens of live virtual events for major brands, businesses, and charities featuring company executives, thought leaders of various industries, musical performers, and movie stars. This practice of interfacing one-on-one with key event stakeholders, sponsors, and celebrity talent through the pandemic significantly sharpened Squid’s interpersonal sensibility as a technical producer and director. Squid is a graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Film & Media Arts.