Prodigal is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, California that tells stories across television, film, comics, and theatre.
Arvind Ethan David
Arvind Ethan David is a producer and writer of films, television, comics, and theatre. He founded Prodigal in 2019 to bring together all his activities across two decades into one home.
In theatre, David is a lead producer on the Jagged Little Pill musical, based on the renowned album by Alanis Morissette that opened on Broadway December 5, 2019. Additionally, he is the producer of legendary British comedian David Baddiel and Erran Baron Cohen’s The Infidel – The Musical, based on their hit film of the same name, for which he also wrote additional lyrics.
In television, David was most recently Executive Producer of the acclaimed BBC America/Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, starring Elijah Wood. The show quickly became a cult favorite over its two seasons. David has produced eight feature films, including the British hit comedy The Infidel, and The Garden Of Evening Mists, for HBO Asia which received 9 nominations and received one Golden Horse Award, due to open theatrical across Asia in early 2020. David is also a comic book writer, whose credits include the Stoker Award-Nominated Darkness Visible, which he is adapting for television for Intrepid Pictures (Haunting of Hill House) and IDW Entertainment and currently working on an original graphic novel for Ted Adams’ Clover Press. Due to open in 2020, David is also producing an immersive theatrical escape room experience called The Ladder in partnership with internationally acclaimed Hatch Escapes, based in LA.
David currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, with his wife Janine N'jie David and their daughter Odetta.
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 the Lifetime’s hit drama, Devious Maids, which hailed as the network’s top-rated series, boasting the first all-Latina ensemble 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.
Chapman coordinates for Prodigal and assists Arvind Ethan David.
Prior to Prodigal, Chapman has worked as a freelance writer of comedy and horror projects as well as a Creative Producer in the digital space for celebrities, influencers, and brands. She also spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, raising awareness and creating solutions for rural homelessness, building out early childhood education and intervention projects, and director for a community-owned radio station.
Chapman was born and raised in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Film-Video Production from the Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus and a Masters in Entertainment Industry Management from Carnegie Mellon University.