Pedal to the Metal


April ’22


Toyota GR Corolla U.S. Market Launch 🏎💨

Ready, set, go! It’s April and we’re off to the races. This month, Thunder Studios collaborated with Toyota on the official U.S. market launch of the all new 2023 GR Corolla ‘Hot Hatch’. The event displayed the never-before-seen models in Thunder’s vast Stage 3 and on Stage 2’s unique automotive turntable.

After the successful launch, Thunder received praise from Toyota’s Executive Vice President, Shinichi Yasui, and on-site client Johnny Camacho:

“I wanted to drop you a line as we wrap up our gig here at Thunder Studios to say a big THANK YOU to Jacqueline, Richard, and the entire Thunder Studios team
The event was fun and successful and it was great to see many months of ideating, planning, and preparation come to life and thanks in no small part the collaboration of the entire Thunder Team”

Our team’s hard work did not go unnoticed by one of the world’s biggest auto makers!

Kid Cudi Featured in Louis Vuitton’s New LV Volt Jewelry Campaign ⚡️💎

Kid Cudi is featured in the latest jewelry-focused campaign from Louis Vuitton #shotatthunder. Musician and creative fashion muse Scott Mescudi has been a longtime advocate of gender-fluid fashion, making him the perfect fit to bring to life the range of pieces from LV’s unisex collection. Story featured in Complex.

2022 GRAMMYs 🏆

Over the years, Thunder has hosted many artists who took home GRAMMYs including SZA who won her first ever Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Doja Cat, Bad Bunny for best Música Urbana Album, and H.E.R. for best Traditional R&B Performance ‘Fight For You’.

ICYMI…SZA #shotatthunder for both Maroon 5’s ‘What Lovers Do’ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘All The Stars’ music videos✨, Bad Bunny filmed on Thunder’s green screen for his music video #hoycobre, a track from his Grammy winning album 💸🚚💸, and H.E.R. filmed the ‘Hold Us Together’ official music video for #SafetyMovie🏈.

#TB Virtual Burning Man in the Infinite Playa 🧿

Got your tickets to Coachella or Stagecoach? It’s festival season and it’s back IRL. #TB to when alternative virtual solutions were needed, and Thunder Studios was homebase for Infinite Reality to create the Infinite Playa for Virtual Burning Man.


All Aboard! Thunder Broadcasts from U.S.S. Iowa 🚢

Thunder’s Mobile Broadcasting team was on the U.S.S. Iowa Saturday April 2nd, recording a Memorial Day “America Salutes You” concert for the U.S. Department of Defense. 🇺🇸

Chivas de Guadalajara vs Club Leon for PRIMETIME Sports

Thunder provided mobile unit and engineering services to PRIMETIME Sports to produce the sold-out friendly soccer match between Liga MX’s Chivas de Guadalajara and Club Leon. The game was played at PayPal Park in San Jose, CA and broadcast nationally on NBC Universo.


Makers of The Metaverse: Rodric David, President of Infinite Reality, on the Future of VR, AR & Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality Industries are so exciting. What is coming around the corner? How will these improve our lives? What are the concerns we should keep an eye out for? Rodric David and his thoughts on the future:

“I think ultimately all you need is creativity and imagination. The convergence of all these technologies will empower the Creator Economy and transform entertainment, ecommerce, and social interaction.”

Read more on Medium


Metaverse Pioneer Infinite Reality, Inc. to Acquire Entertainment Conglomerate ReKTGlobal in Landmark Half Billion Dollar Transaction

Infinite Reality is excited to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire esports and entertainment conglomerate ReKTGlobal. We look forward to integrating our valuable combined assets and accelerating Infinite Reality’s growth towards becoming the leading Metaverse Entertainment company in the world. Read more here

Fireside Futures: Infinite Reality + SXSW

Ever wondered what it would be like to play in the #Metaverse? @RayJ and @YandySmith got to demo our tech at #SXSW for the Infinite Reality (iR) hosted Fireside Futures event and loved the experience!

SFNFT Gallery Series at iR Gallery Soho

With our partners Metasill and The Bitcoin Express, Infinite Reality presented the art of Moriartsy and veteran photographer Marshall Swerman in their special collaborative Andy Warhol Exhibition “Warholics” featuring NFT Pop Art paintings inspired by never-before-seen photographs of Andy Warhol in his NYC studio.

The special exhibition of electrifying NFT art on state-of-the-art NFT displays included an auction of some of the collection and a special Mystery Box Auction for the more daring bidders.

During the evening, attendees also experienced Fireside Futures: NFT Through the Lens, an intimate discussion on NFTs, digital creatives, and the new world of collecting art. Moderated by Kim Osorio and featuring Arick Coleman Salmea, Chase Danzig of The Bitcoin Express, and celebrity photographer Johnny Nunez.


A *Taste* of What We’ve Been Up To

This month, we provided charcuterie to *fuel* the official U.S. market launch of the all new 2023 Toyota GR Corolla “Hot Hatch”. Thunder Catering also provided a range of fresh catered options for our clients to cover all food preferences: blackened tofu for the vegans, ricotta and jalapeño empanadas for the vegetarians, mahi-mahi topped with papaya pico de gallo for the pescatarians, and apricot BBQ chicken paired with blueberry salsa for the omnivores. Crew eats best when #thundercaters.

2022 April Weekly Menu

P.S. We serve #MRBEASTBURGER!🍔 🍟

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