Building experiences merging scratch, sketch, script & screen



MERJ is currently working on Floor Kids, a musical action dance game. For more info, visit the website:



About Us

MERJ was founded in 2015 by veterans of digital media, animation, music production and live performance. By merging the resources of four creative studios, MERJ harnesses the expertise of seasoned professionals in several complimentary industries.



A creative multi-disciplinary team:


Mike Wozniewski of Hololabs (the 'M' in MERJ) is a 15-year veteran of interactive software development. He comes from a background in academia, working as a researcher at the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University, then at the Volumetric Audio Lab at Université de Montréal, the Society for Arts & Technology, and the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) centre at Concordia University. His research focuses on creation tools for real-time interactive systems, human-computer interaction, motion tracking, virtual reality, and immersive environments. Mike has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications appearing in various international conferences proceedings, journals, and books. As president and CTO of Hololabs, he leads research & development teams in creating games, mobile applications, and virtual reality experiences. As the VP of Technology at MERJ, he provides design and concept work for new interactive media experiences, and serves as technical director to help these projects become reality.

Eric San, a.k.a Kid Koala is a world­renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000), Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003), Your Mom’s Favorite DJ (2006) and 12 bit Blues (2012). He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall (2003) and Space Cadet (2011). He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew. Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and performed on Late Night with David Letterman. He has contributed to scores for the films ​Shaun of the Dead​, ​Scott Pilgrim vs. The World​, Looper​, ​The Great Gatsby and ​Men Women and Children​. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet­time events like Music To Draw To and his Space Cadet Headphone Experience, each which express his unique form of storytelling with music, animation, film, and interactive entertainment. He has toured to 6 continents.

Ryhna Thompson of Envision Management and Production manages and produces boundary­breaking, multi­disciplinary artists, projects and organizations. Since 2002, she has worked with cutting edge musical and multi­disciplinary artists such as Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, Bell Orchestre, The Slew, Colin Stetson, Tim Hecker, Esmerine, Sarah Neufeld, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jerusalem in My Heart, Saltland, Two Fingers, Silver Starling and Sevens Project. Ryhna has developed, produced and managed live tours taking on many formats, on 5 continents, including Amon Tobin’s 7.1 surround sound tour, Kid Koala’s Space Cadet Headphone Experience (including an interactive gallery exhibition), Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) and Nufonia Must Fall (a live film accompanied by a real­time score enacted through puppets and miniaturesets). Ryhna has arranged for opening slots on large­scale tours with Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Bjork and the Flaming Lips at venues including Madison Square Gardens and Hollywood Bowl. Envision has a solid reputation for producing successful tours that break boundaries. The company has also worked on animated films such as Basin Street Blues, Storyville Mosquito and in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, on documentaries such as Foley Room and Vidal Sassoon, and fiction films such as Taxidermia. It has been involved in video game music for Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory and Infamous, and graphic novels with soundtracks such as Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. It has facilitated numerous musical scores and licenses for movie soundtracks. Collaborations have included those with the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Walt Disney Theatre, Osheaga Festival, Biosphere Museum, Canada Space and Aviation Museum, Mass MoCA, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Luminato Festival, Roundhouse UK amongst many others. Funding has successfully been raised via FACTOR, SODEC, Canada Council, CALQ, LOJIQ, Bravo!FACT, Canadian Heritage, Socan Foundation, MF and MuchFACT. Envision artists and projects have been nominated or won awards from Polaris, the Junos, GAMIQ, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Jonathan Ng, a.k.a. JonJon is an award winning, multi-disciplinary animation filmmaker whose unique set of hand-made styles focus on merging themes of action, experience and fantasy. His last film Requiem for Romance, a water ink slice of life, has toured festivals around the world, winning Best Art Direction at Anima Mundi in Brazil before being badged by Vimeo Staff Picks and being presented to the major studios in California as part of the Animation Show of Shows. Having worked in the animation industry since 2004, his feature animation credits include The Little Prince, April and the Extraordinary World, and The Day of the Crows. Jonathan is best known for one of his earliest films, Asthma Tech, produced at the National Film Board of Canada, a semi-autobiographical tale which was rendered in his original style of youthful flare. His work continued to evolve into Floor Kids which started out as a series of short animated b-boy battles in co-creation with Kid Koala. Floor Kids is now being produced as a video game by MERJ. As VP Creative of the company, JonJon drives the art, visual design, storytelling, animation, choreographic graphics, and guiding the art pipeline.



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