We are a turnkey creative production company based in Houston, Tx.
Director/Editor Jeromy Barber and Artist/Musician James Templeton started Dinolion in 2013. Both James and Jeromy come from the greater Houston area, and are entrenched in the artistic, musical, comedic and performance communities. They are joined by Poet/Performer Traci Lavois Thiebaud, Filmmaker/Fashion designer Marcus Pontello, and Producer/Songwriter/Vocalist Michelle Miears.
In the five years since its creation, Dinolion has evolved into a full blown media monster. More than just filmmakers, we are content creators, live experience developers, animators, musicians, writers, artists, experimenters, and storytellers.
Dinolion was founded on a simple idea: “Projects we love with people we love.”
Whether it’s bringing your vision to life, or creating something entirely new, we can't wait to be inspired by you.
Dinolion Loves You,
Jeromy, James, Traci, Marcus, & Michelle.
Jeromy Barber is a Houston-based producer, director, and educator who creates content and experiences. Barber’s work encourages a connective relationship with the audience and covers a range of visual media, including independent film, music videos, commercial production, interactive web series, and live events. In the spring of 2017 Barber was the creative lead, director, and producer of Red House, a site-specific, immersive theater piece featuring the music of Black Kite. He is the co-founder of Dinolion, a production company that develops live action and animated content, and he is the founder of BETA Theater.
James Templeton is a Houston native artist, musician, animator, and man behind the experimental electronic music of LIMB. Before LIMB, James produced several records through Temporary Residence LTE in the band By The End of Tonight between 2005 and 2010. He toured the country for the better part of these years. In 2013 James performed at TEDx Houston with his own custom instrumentation. In 2016 LIMB was the creative lead on the interactive audio-visual installation OCTA at the Day for Night festival. In the spring of 2018 James composed a piece entitled "What We Keep" for the Houston Ballet's mixed rep program, "Play." He is the proud father of a Margot, currently 4. James’ other child is a Dinolion who he parents with Jeromy Barber.
Traci Lavois Thiebaud is a writer, multi-media artist, producer, and performer. An accomplished improviser, Thiebaud completed the improv comedy training program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. In 2014 she founded Whatever, Mom Publications, a DIY tiny press in Houston. That same year she published her first collection of poetry and collage art, Camp Big Stick: somebody poisoned the humans, and toured the country with her publication. Whatever, Mom, along with its sister company Anklebiters Publishing, produces small-run literary collections and facilitates tours for their published authors. Currently Thiebaud pilots a solo multi-media poetry act, produces video and live creative content at Dinolion, and teaches improv comedy at BETA Theater.
Marcus Pontello is a multi-disciplined artist whose work has focused largely on clothing design and performance. Marcus's clothing creations speak not to a gender but to an emotion or attitude and are influenced by global silhouettes that combine bold shapes with soft draping and sharp tailoring. Aside from design, Marcus is currently directing a documentary film called Friday I'm In Love, about the untold story of Numbers Nightclub. Marcus holds a B.F.A. in Acting and Costume Design from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Michelle Miears is a Houston-based producer, songwriter, and vocalist. As the frontwoman for electronica trio, BLSHS, she enjoyed early success. However, after work stalled on the follow up to BLSHS' debut EP, Miears began a journey that would result in a whole new solo project. That project, known simply as MIEARS, found the singer writing, producing, performing, and recording the synth-laden solo effort from her home studio. MIEARS has gained praise from across the blogosphere over the past year for her debut EP, Who Will Save You?. With acclaimed sets at SXSW, FPSF, and a slew of local, regional, and national tour dates under her belt, MIEARS is ready to premiere and perform her debut full length album in late 2018.