Prodigal is an entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California that tells stories across television, film, comics, audio, and theatre. The company has a first look deal for TV and film with Warner Media & J.J.Abram's Bad Robot.
Arvind Ethan David
Arvind Ethan David is the principal of Prodigal Inc, and a writer and producer of comics, television, film, and theatre. In theatre, David is a lead producer of the Grammy winning and 15 time Tony nominated Jagged Little Pill. He is also a partner in the award winning escape room company Hatch Escapes in Los Angeles and the co-creator of the forthcoming “escape room in a box” Mother of Frankenstein. In television, Arvind is currently writing on Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys for Amazon, and has produced over 70 episodes of television, including the cult hit Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for Netflix and BBC America. In film, Arvind has produced 8 features, including the Asian Academy Award winner for best feature 2020 The Garden of Evening Mists for HBO. In audio, David wrote Audible Original The Neil Gaiman At The End of The Universe, starring Neil Gaiman and Jewel Staite, which spent many weeks on the Audible best-seller chart. David is the creator of Earworms, an anthology Sci-Fi series, currently in pre-production for Audible.
David’s career began at high school, when he adapted the cult Douglas Adams novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as his school play -- and the legendary author came to see the production and endorsed it as the official adaptation. David has a close association with the Adams’ estate and is currently working on multiple projects to bring the singular genius' vision to new generations. David’s production company, Prodigal has a first look deal at Warner Media in partnership with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and projects in development at all of the major studios.
Vice President of Television & Film
With an executive background in both development and production, Justin Lillehei manages Prodigal’s fast-growing television and film slate.
Lillehei was a Co-Producer on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, the television adaptation of Douglas Adams’ beloved book series, for BBC America & Netflix. Prior to joining Prodigal, he worked in development at Cherry/Wind Productions for four years and was an Associate Producer on Lifetime’s hit drama, Devious Maids, which was hailed as the network’s top-rated series and boasted the first all-Latina ensemble cast on English-speaking television. He was also an Associate Producer on the pilot, Cheerleader Death Squad, for CBS Studios. Previously, Lillehei worked on a variety of network television series, such as Desperate Housewives, The Gates, Shameless, and Dirty Sexy Money.
Lillehei grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Miami.
Director, Production and Development
Brittany Chapman coordinates for Prodigal and assists Arvind Ethan David and Justin Lillehei.
Prior to Prodigal, Brittany worked as a writer and Creative Producer in the digital space, specializing in branded content and UGC strategies for comedy and horror projects. She's worked with celebrities, influencers, and brands such as Diddy, Barbie, Matthew Espinosa, Tana Mongeau, FaZe Clan, Hayes Grier, and Jody Steel among others. Brittany's first experience in Development was for companies including Focus Features, Berlanti Productions, Mad Chance Productions, Four by Two Films, and Fullscreen. She also spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA, acting as Director for a community-owned radio station and building infrastructure to combat rural homelessness.
Brittany has a Bachelor of Arts in Film-Video Production from Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus and a Masters in Entertainment Industry Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Chapman was born and raised in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.
Sean Anthony Chia
Director, Production and Development
In partnership with The Broadway League Diversity Fellowship, Sean Anthony Chia joined the Prodigal team as a Creative Executive (Theatre). Prior to Prodigal, Sean gained experience as a Marketing Coordinator for Columbia University, a Marketing Assistant at MCC Theater, and as a reader for Davenport Theatricals and New York Musical Festival. Sean's creative development core was built during his experience at Telsey+Company (Program Assistant for Broadway's West Side Story, Wicked, and Once on This Island), Creative Artists Agency, ICM Partners, William Morris Endeavor, Fox Broadcasting Group, Univision Communications, and The New York Times. In 2019, Sean was awarded the National Hispanic Foundation for Arts Award.
A first-generation high school and college student, Sean received his Bachelor's in Drama and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology at NYU Tisch and is completing his Masters in Theatre Management and Producing at Columbia University, where he runs entertainment event programming as the University Life Chair of Film for the undergraduate and graduate campuses.