Who We Are
Former Prodigy Media is a Los Angeles-based production company co-founded by two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Phil Viardo, and his longtime friend and colleague, American Television star and entrepreneur Christopher Knight. After collaborating in different capacities for nearly two decades, they launched Former Prodigy in 2019 with the goal of taking their creative endeavors to the next level by expanding to produce projects with fascinating content and versatile IP that thrives both in the documentary/nonfiction and the narrative spaces.

In 2022, Former Prodigy Media released their first feature documentary “Truelove: The Film,” that has won several awards and accolades at numerous film festivals and is now streaming on most major platforms in North America and beyond. Their debut foray into narrative features comes in a form of a highly-anticipated animated film “The Inventor,” from Oscar-nominated writer, director Jim Capobianco, in theatrical all across America on September 15, 2023. The company is also currently in pre-production on several premium documentary projects, including “The House With No Walls,“ directed by Vadim Perelman (“House of Sand and Fog”); and several scripted television and film projects slated for production in 2024, including a modern monster feature “Monstrosity,” an action comedy “The Empresario,” and “The Heart Will Break,” based on a critically acclaimed screenplay.

Our Approach
“In the ever-changing landscape of global entertainment, we stand at the crossroads where creativity meets vision, experience and access, to help bring our ideas to life on the screen, and to help other creators craft their stories in any medium, limited only by the imagination…”

Phil Viardo
President & CEO

Christopher Knight

Amy Lang

What We Do
From creating, developing and producing riveting original content, to financing and packaging domestic and international film & television projects, to providing complete production services for independent and studio productions and Advertising Agencies both in the US and abroad - Former Prodigy Media draws on the access and experience of its founders, along with their vast network of industry professional partners that gives the company the ability to scale up for all types of commercial, non-fiction, documentary and scripted productions. As experts in international production logistics, FPM is often called upon to set up international co-productions in order to make sure that world’s best creative content knows no borders.
Our Work
At Former Prodigy Media we enjoy the flexibility of creating, developing and producing content across all genres and platforms. From non-fiction formats, to premium documentaries, to feature films and even production services for Commercial campaigns – the versatility of our team and years of expertise across the production spectrum uniquely positions our company for a strategic advantage. FPM’s current focus is to acquire exquisite IP that can be developed across multiple formats and platforms simultaneously. Please check out some of our projects below.
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