Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev founded Nomadic Pictures in 1995. As Co-Chairmen of Nomadic, they have produced, financed and/or co-financed over 50 film and television projects. Their feature film debut, Hugo Pool (Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr.), was the audience favorite at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Nomadic has produced over $350 million in movies-of-the-week, miniseries, TV series, and feature film projects in Canada, U.S., and Europe.
In addition to their 21 Emmy® nominations and countless awards, Oakes and Frislev won three Daytime Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Children’s/Youth/Family Special for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (Showtime). In 2005 Nomadic co-produced AMC’s first scripted original miniseries, Broken Trail (Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church), which went on to win four Primetime Emmy® Awards, including Best Miniseries for Nomadic.
Oakes and Frislev are currently in production for Season three of the AMC western, Hell on Wheels and Discovery Channel’s three-part mini-series, Klondike.