About Fonco


Fonco was founded in 1997 in San Francisco by Fon Davis as a design and fabrication studio specializing in miniatures. Over the two decades in business, Fonco has been joined by an amazingly creative and motivated group of artists, many of whom have worked for companies like Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and Disney. In addition to Fonco's incredible talent, Fonco has grown into a 16,000 sqare foot facility that includes production, art department, set/prop fabrication, model shop, costume, wardrobe, combat training & choreography and 2 stages. Fonco can support a part of, or run full productions from early design and story development through post production, always with a focus on visual story telling.

We invite you to bring your project to Fonco, where we believe creativity, attention to detail and hard work equal a great experience.


The Team

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The friendly artists at Fonco are all known for wearing many hats, so you don't just get their experience and talent; you get not just a team, but a family that is capable of taking on the most creatively challenging projects.


Fon Davis
Fonco Founder &
Creative Director

Fon Davis


In his two decade career, Fon Davis he has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Pearl Harbor feature films, as well as the Star Wars, Matrix, Terminator, Mission Impossible, and Jurassic Park franchises. In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney's art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Coraline.

More recently, Fon worked on Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Neill Blomkampā€™s Elysium. Fon is currently a creative director at Fonco, a celebrity judge on ABC's BattleBots, an instructor at the Stan Winston School, a guest host on nerd shows and a content creator, frequently using his broad knowledge in entertainment and visual story telling.

Fon has a reputation for being a kind-hearted team builder, hardworking planner and excellent troubleshooter.

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View Fon Davis' Feature Portfolio

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Jared Hoy
Cinematographer & Editor
Electric Hobo & ExoPost

Jared Hoy


Jared Hoy is amazing!

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Eliot Sirota
Art Director

Eliot Sirota



Eliot Sirota is an art director, character designer, illustrator and incredibly talented sculptor who got his start working on Men in Black 3, Idiocracy, Spartacus, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Meet the Robinsons and A Beautiful Mind.

Eliot is endlessly creative, with a great eye for design and detail.


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Lauren Matesic
Costume Designer
Castle Corsetry

Lauren Matesic


Lauren Matesic is amazing!

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Ari Karczag
Technologies & Performence Capture

Ari Karczag


Ari Karczag is amazing!

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Justin Kohn
Animation Supervisor

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Justin Kohn is a veteran stop motion animator with over two decades of experience animating and making armatures for animation. Justin has worked on several iconic stop motion projects including Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas, Robocop 2 and Coraline.

Justin is an easy-going, hard working animator with an amazing ability to breath life into inanimate objects.

View Justin Kohn on imdb.com

Justin Kohn's Stop Motion Animation Demo Reel