David Fachman the founder and president of The Scare Factory began his professional career in Entertainment in 1984 with the creation of the Concert/Special Events promotion and production firm PromoWest Productions, Inc. As the Company’s Vice-President and Co-Owner, David was responsible for both daily operations and also for overseeing the technical production needs of the Touring Acts performing at the companies concert venues. Over his 14 year career, David produced a wide variety of more than 250 concerts and events each year, in venues as diverse as intimate 1700 seat theaters to multi-day outdoor festivals attended by crowds of more than 200,000 people. In 1993, David combined his technical capabilities with Art and Design staff from The Columbus College of Art and Design to create The Scarefactory, Inc., a three-dimensional design and fabrication studio that combines art and technology to create fantastic animated creatures their scenic environments. In 1994 PromoWest was one of three partners in the creation of the 11 Million Dollar 22,000 seat Polaris Amphitheater. David was on-site throughout the majority of the construction phase of the project. He went on to act as Producer for all of the acts performing in the inaugural season, including The Eagles, Janet Jackson, and Phil Collins. In 1995, David created his first theme park attraction, which he co-operates with the Six Flags family of Parks. In 1996, The Scarefactory launched its first catalog line of characters and props for sale to the Themed Attraction Industry. In 1997, David and his wife Alice welcomed son Cameron into the world on July 17, 1997. David continues to produce numerous events culminating with producing stadium tour dates for the national tours for U2’s- Popmart Tour and The Rolling Stones- Bridges to Babylon Tour. In 1998, as consolidation continued within the concert industry, SFX, Inc. bought the Polaris Amphitheater. David sells his interest in PromoWest to devote himself full time to The Scarefactory, Inc. Since 1998, The Scarefactory has continued to grow and now services more than 250 clients each and every year. Current clients include The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, Ripley Entertainment, and the Six Flags Family of Parks. Project highlights include the annual Playboy Mansion Halloween Party, featured attractions in Dubai, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, Russia, Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Mexico, and several projects in the UK, including the Edinburough Dungeons and Dragon Quest at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland for the 12th Duke and his family. In 2006, David was approached by The Walt Disney Company to produce over 180 Pirates for the re-imagined “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride and retail presentations at Disney World, Disney Land, Disney Cruise ships, and flagship retail locations. In 2008, David was approached by The History Channel to create and star in the 9 episode series “Surviving History,” showcasing his Company’s unique design and fabrication talents. In 2014, the Company expanded internationally, producing and executing attractions in over 40 countries within the 2014 calendar year. In 2017, the Company expanded again and moved into larger 73,000 square-foot studios, greatly enhancing the studio’s resources to accommodate the increased demand for the Company’s products and services.
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