John Uhern & Eric Olsen have over 60 years combined experience and expertise in theater, television, tours, and illusions, and both have worked for some of the most respected builders in the magic industry.  In 2005, they joined forces to form  Entertainment Design & Fabrication.

Their mission is to produce custom-designed, hand-constructed illusions, and special effects through a new tradition of craftsmanship.  Just as the entertainment industry thrives on innovation through the use of finely crafted mechanisms and impeccable service, EDF thrives on making that innovation come to life for you.  An impressive list of clients proves that John & Eric have already established their reputation with other companies, but now it’s time to pass their own innovations on to you, the customer.

Custom-built props come to life in EDF’s North Hollywood, California shop.  Their work has so impressed many that their first ventures together were for R & B star Missy Elliott’s world tour and Tony award-winning musical, Spamalot Recently, EDF, Inc. produced body parts for Oliver Stones' new motion picture, 911.  They can produce any body part, including, but not limited to full bodies, heads, hands, and feet.  If automata is your interest, John & Eric can restore, repair, or reproduce one for you.

As their slogan states, “Specializing in Visual Effects Worldwide,”  EDF provides the essential services from designing and engineering to the final product while providing the most competitive prices.  This site provides a profile of EDF, references from clients, and a comprehensive photo gallery. We welcome inquiries on new projects and look forward to working with you!


We welcome inquiries on new projects!