Rex Camphuis (1st AD, Associate Producer) ran away with San Francisco’s Pickles Circus in ’92 and served as roustabout, clown prop master, stage manager and production manager until ’95. In ’96 he began work in film and television production, working as an assistant director on films, TV shows and commercials.  Rex was the Production Coordinator for WB’s “Felicity” and ABC’s “Alias”.   Rex served as the Board President for Pasadena Jr. Theater, a youth theater school, for 4 years. In ’04 Rex Co-directed and was the Musical Director of the Pickle Circus production Birdhouse Factory. His directing work along with partner Aloysia Gavre continued with the Pickle Circus productions High Water Radio, Elevation 63 and Vertigo. Rex spent the ’07/’08 season as San Francisco’s Traveling Jewish Theatre’s Associate Producer and Sound Designer in Residence.  In ’08 Rex and Aloysia co-founded TROUPE VERTIGO a theatrical circus entertainment company bringing the thrill of the circus and the art of the theater to special events and theatrical productions around the world. Troupe Vertigo’s most recent production Nighthawks premiered in 2012 at the Ford Amphitheater.   With his partner Aloysia Gavre,  Rex co-founded CIRQUE SCHOOL, which uses training, performance, and community outreach to nurture an appreciation for the circus arts in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.  CIRQUE SCHOOL offers public classes, a space for circus troupes and professional artists to train and rehearse, student performances.  For JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath, Rex has spent the last several years serving as the Children’s Defense Fund documentary producer, creating 5 short films about teens in the LA area making a difference in their own lives.

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