Who We Are

Emblematic is one of the world's foremost producers of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.  Our team of award-winning filmmakers, journalists, designers, and veteran game developers lead the industry in creating fully immersive environments that place the user inside the scene, allowing them to move through, interact, and play with the story.

Emblematic takes you to the center of the action.

From tracking the chaos of the Syrian civil war; capturing the tension of a wheel change during the Singapore Grand Prix; or recreating a New York City street scene in 1910.

The Beginning


Founded in 2007 by Nonny de la Peña, known as the “Godmother of virtual reality” Emblematic pioneered walk-around virtual reality with the first ever VR documentary, Hunger in Los Angeles, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

From social impact pieces (The World Economic Forum) to branded content (Standard Chartered Bank) to original news stories (The New York Times), Emblematic’s VR experiences encompass everything from recreations of actual events, fantasy environments and powerful data visualizations.

Recreations of actual events, fantasy environments and powerful data visualizations.

Meet the Team


Nonny de la Peña Founder & CEO

One of the of the most influential pioneers in developing virtual reality as a modern means of expression, Nonny was named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget, while Fast Company acknowledged her as one of the people who made the world more creative for her ground-breaking work in immersive journalism.


Michael Licht Co-Founder & Creative Director

Michael is a veteran of the interactive media and gaming industries, having spent 15 years in senior roles at Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Virtuos, Remedy, and Heavy Iron. He has delivered multiple VR projects for the Vive, Oculus, GearVR and Cardboard as well as on their own proprietary hardware. Michael is a former adjunct professor of video game design at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.


Jamie Pallot Co-Founder

Jamie was formerly Editorial Director of Condé Nast Digital, where he won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence, overseeing web sites including Style.com and Epicurious and launching the company’s first IOS apps. He has led major digital initiatives at Time Inc., Microsoft, and NewsCorp, as well as editing The Virgin Film Guide in the U.K. He is a former Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar.