These Mousekemoms had a huge week and had an amazing conversation with Executive Producer of Behind the Attraction on Disney +, Brian Volk-Weiss. To say we were excited was an understatement.
A Little Bit about Brian Volk-Weiss
He’s the founder and CEO of Nacelle Company – a media known for leading the charge in the pop-culture and documentary space.
Nacelle Company founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss, has guided Nacelle from an emerging Comedy production and distribution house, to an American diversified media company, leading the charge in the pop-culture, documentary and distribution space. Established in 2017, Nacelle has produced and distributed scripted and unscripted content and established podcasting, development, distribution, records, publishing, marketing and management divisions. Volk-Weiss has created, directed and produced hits such as Netflix’s docu-series, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, and The Toys That Made Us, and Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Behind The Attraction for Disney +, A Toy Store Near You, CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek.
Growing up in New York City, Brian didn’t wait to begin following his dreams either. Inspired by Star Wars at three-years-old, he spent high school making short films before eventually attending the University of Iowa. Three days post-graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles where countless PA gigs (including one in the wardrobe department for Castaway) and unpaid internships paved the way to a job as a manager’s assistant.
Through his years managing, producing, directing and writing in the entertainment industry, Volk-Weiss has negotiated deals with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, History, and many more. He’s grown Nacelle’s comedy house, Comedy Dynamics, into the nation’s largest independent producer and distributor of stand up comedy. Volk-Weiss’ vision involves showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through Nacelle’s signature documentary filmmaking style and unique approach to storytelling.
“Wherever we need to be tomorrow, we go there today,” he says. “We don’t wait for culture to catch up. We try to stay a few steps ahead.”
Along the way, Brian and Nacelle Company have been featured by Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Rolling Stone, AV Club, The New York Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Polygon, and Gizmodo, while Daily Variety named him in its Impact Report on “Tube Titans.”
Today, he oversees a staff of over 100, while the company’s Burbank headquarters boasts everything from a camera house and podcast studio, to a full post-production line. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
First, we absolutely love the choice of this drink, but have never heard of it. Brian stated he sipped on this at Walt Disney World, so now these Mousekemoms are going to be on a mission to find this, so stay tuned!
Chatting with Brian
This was a real treat to interview Brian! We learned how the Toys that Made Us on Netflix created an instagram post from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, that than lead into a Meeting the Disney. Although the meeting with Disney didn’t go as they planned, somehow Behind the Attraction was born and Brian was thrown into the world of Disney.
Starting out Brian thought he knew everything Disney and shortly after starting he realized that there was so much more to learn.
To learn the details of the access that Brian got at Disney, secrets to what he saw behind the scenes, and what the most moving episode was take a listen to our podcast!