About Us

Prodigal is an entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California that tells stories across television, film, comics, audioplays, and theatre.

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Arvind Ethan David

Principal

Arvind Ethan David is a producer and writer of theatre, television, comics, and films. 

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 2019. Additionally, he is the producer of legendary British comedians, 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 is writing on Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys for Amazon, co-creator/showrunner of Knights of the Borrowed Dark, based on the award-winning and best-selling series of Irish YA novels by Dave Rudden, and is adapting his and Mike Carey’s Stoker nominated comic series, Darkness Visible, for Intrepid Pictures (Haunting of Hill House) and IDW Entertainment (Locke & Key). He was also Executive Producer of the acclaimed BBC America/Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, starring Elijah Wood. 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 was awarded a Golden Horse Award.  

In addition to Darkness Visible, David is currently writing a graphic novel for Ted Adams’ Clover Press called Gray that is a reimagined, modern, feminist take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. David is Principal of Prodigal and a partner in projects with Hatch Escapes, the minds behind Lab Rat, voted the top escape room in Los Angeles. Together, they are about to launch a table-top, Escape Room in a Box game inspired by the classic novel, Frankenstein, and are in production on a replayable, multi-decade escape room called The Ladder which is set to open in 2020. 

David currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Janine N'jie David and their daughter Odetta.

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Justin Lillehei

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.

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Brittany Chapman

Development Coordinator

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. 

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Sean Anthony Chia

Creative Executive (Theatre)

In partnership with The Broadway League Diversity Fellowship, Sean Anthony Chia joins 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.

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