Producer, Director, Writer, Artistic Director
With 33 years of production experience, Trey Fernald brings an exciting approach to the development of full-length faith based media, plays, comedies and musicals. Mr. Fernald is the founder and current Artistic Director of Eastern Sky Theatre Company in West San Fernando Valley, California. He has worked on shows such as NBC's "The Unexplained", Fox Network's "The Power Rangers" along with hit plays such as "Dangerous Liaisons". Before his career in television and theatre, Trey received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Chapman University where he was able to study theatre, film and Communications. In 1990 he studied theatre abroad in London, England. Trey's "hands-on" college education included performing summer stock plays at The Grove Shakespeare Festival & Gem Theatre in Orange County, California.
In 2002, Trey had the pleasure of writing and co-producing television commercials with Phil Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California.
In 2007 Fee/Hedrick Entertainment hired Trey to direct the nationally renowned Jesus musical "The Miracle", an 6 million dollar production in East Tennessee that featured some of the best young talent on the East coast.
Before His ordination into ministry (in 1997), Trey produced & directed the hit sketch comedy show "You're Soaking In It" at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California.
In 2003, Trey was appointed Executive Pastor of Communications at In His Presence Church in Woodland Hills (Warner Center), Ca. It is here that he assisted Pastors Mel & Desiree Ayres with airing their international television show. Also during his IHPC tenure, Trey founded The Arts Prophetically Speaking (TAPS) Dance Ministry & built up the existing TAPS Drama Ministry. Through various plays, videos, film clips, sketches, dance pieces, live illustrations and outreach TAPS has led well over 3,000 souls to Christ. Along with productions for the general public, Trey has taken artists into juvenile hall to lead Hundreds of inmates to Christ through live drama.
In 2005, Trey was featured in Today Magazine for his work in stage production. Shortly after he became a columnist for Vision On Demand (Webzine) Magazine where he wrote articles on how to successfully manage the arts in church.
Before launching the Eastern Sky Theatre Company, Trey founded the IHPC School of The Arts where seasoned professionals taught courses such as screen writing, acting for the camera I & II, the entertainment business 101, comedic improvisation, standup comedy and hip hop dance. The school now focuses solely on annual workshops.
Trey Fernald is a recipient of the annual Halo Award, presented by the Southern California Motion Picture Council for his outstanding achievements in entertainment. Trey Fernald currently resides in North Los Angeles County.