Cloyd was born in Mission Hills, California and grew up in Santa Clarita, California before moving to Greenwood Village, Colorado where he attended Cherry Creek High School. He moved from Los Angeles county to Denver in 1995 at 13 years old. In high school he trained with NCAA and World Champion kicker Scott Bentley who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated during his time at Florida State University. In 1999 Cloyd’s high school football team lost the state championship to Columbine. Due to the Columbine High School massacre earlier that year, the game received global media attention (news). In 1999 Cloyd was awarded All Colorado State football player honors from The Denver Post and received multiple scholarship offers (news) (news) and eventually chose Arizona State University to pursue his college education. While in high school he participated in DECA with a focus on entrepreneurship and marketing where he qualified for the nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in 2000.
Personal Life: Cloyd come’s from a strong lineage of entrepreneurs. His great grandfather Adolphus G. Peine filed the first patent around Trousers (news) in 1908 and invented the wasteband in 1913 (news). His grandfather William Cloyd Sr. was a well respected Southern California architect and custom general contractor in Santa Clarita, CA. (news) Cloyd enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with his family. Cloyd resides in Anchorage, Alaska, Amelia Island, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
Cloyd worked as a business executive right out of college. He earned his undergraduate degree in 2004 from ASU where he studied business and sociology. He was once a scholar student athlete for the Sun Devils football team where he received an athletic scholarship (news). During college Cloyd started his first business as a home appraiser under a company he co-founded called Trust Appraisals. He later used the Multiple listing service as an inspiration for a career service tech startup company he co-founded in 2006 with Nick Murphy called WorkBlast.com. (news) The first national video resume SaaS platform which raised more than $500k in seed funding and later partially sold. WorkBlast was a pioneering technology that enabled employers to quickly search, screen and hire applicants on-demand via online video and multimedia enhanced resumes. (news)
In 2010 Cloyd started Mega World Media, a digital marketing agency with a focus on social media, web development, mobile marketing, interactive media and mobile app development. He has consulted for many top companies from their respected fields; Universal Pictures, Momentum Pictures, Entertainment One, Minds Eye Entertainment, PACE financing program, Osiris Shoes, Aquahydrate, 944 Magazine and Arthur Lee foundation. He was credited for developing an innovative motion tracking and interactive iOS application for the animated feature film Legends of OZ in October, 2013 that connected state-of-the-art technology and human connection. (news) Was the first dance app to use motion tracking camera technology to allow players to make the animated toto character dance and fetch by using their own body movements. Cloyd has appeared many times as a guest speaker on MoneyTV, which airs to 180 million households in over 75 countries, and has been recognized as an online marketing expert.
In 2010 Cloyd also started an import and export company under MWM called Hawk Exports where he introduced his marketing clients to joint ventures in foreign markets and international trade opportunities. In May 2011 he formulated a partnership with Maritime India (news). In October 2011 Cloyd spoke at the USA & INDIA Clean Tech Conference in Irvine, California with Lufthansa Airlines, Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports (news) (news). In March 2013 Global Trade Magazine wrote and article titled MONEY MATTERS about global banking (news) that quoted Cloyd, “It’s not what you know, but who you know that knows what you want to know. Having someone from a market with connections and resources will make it much easier to open doors.”
What once started as a marketing hobby promoting films as a vertical of MWM Cloyd’s film career went from marketer to film producer in a short time span. In 2011 Cloyd worked as marketing consultant on the award winning Russian film Generation P by director Victor Ginzburg.
In 2013 he marketed the American-Indian 3D computer animated musical fantasy Legends of OZ: Dorothy’s Return loosely based on there book Dorothy of OZ by L.Frank Baum’s great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum. It was directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn. The film stars the voices of Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammar, Hugh Nancy, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart, Bernadette Peters and Martin Short.
In 2015 he marketed the western drama Forsaken directed by Jon Cassar known for his work on seven seasons of the TV series 24. Produced by Minds Eye Entertainment the film stars Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox, Michael Wincott and Demi Moore.
In 2016 he marketed and was associate producer on the film about human trafficking called Bordercross shot at Alamo Village in Brackettville, Texas, staring Lorenzo Lomas, Elisha Kriis and Danny Trejo.
In 2017 he was a consulting producer on international Indian film The Black Prince directed by Kavi Raz produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and staring Shabana Azmi, Satinder Sartaaj, Amanda Root, Jason Flemyng and David Essex. The award winning film tells the true story of the last king of the Sikh Empire and the Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh and Queen Victoria.
In 2017 he executive produced, marketed and vr produced the sci-fi feature film The Recall with Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte. Filmed in Vernon, Canada directed by Mauro Borrelli and produced by Minds Eye Entertainment. This was the first movie to be shot in three released formats; standard HD, braco escape and virtual reality. (news)
In 2017 he worked on the feature film The Humanity Bureau as associate producer and vr producer staring Nicolas Cage directed by Rob W. King and shot in Okanagan in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
In 2017 he worked as the vr producer and vr director for the film Speed Kills staring John Travolta, Kellan Lutz, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Sizemore, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Esposito, James Remar, Jordi Molla and Michael Weston. The movie produced by Hannibal Classics was inspired by speed boat racing champion Donald Aronow and was filmed in parts of Puerto Rico.
On July 19th 2017 is was announce via Rolling Stone (news) that Cloyd will produce the movie All Shook Up with Jay DeMarcus and executive produced by Guy Griffithe of Bridgegate Pictures. The movie centers around the real-life military incident in 1958, when two U.S. Air Force jets collided in the skies over Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in the disappearance of a nuclear bomb that Is still missing off the Atlantic. (news)
Cloyd is also co-owners is the production house Posse Films that focus on inspirational entertainment and has secured biopic rights to James Dean, Payne Stewart, Bobby Allison, Mike Webster (news,news) and George Chuvalo. In April 2015 they were one of the first production companies to commit to filming their content in the new immersive Barco Escape format.(news)
In December 2015 Cloyd produced VR content and developed a mobile application for Reliance Jio in Navi Mumabi, India where he filmed top Indian stars such as A.R. Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan (news) and Mukesh Ambani.
Since then Cloyd has become a featured cinematic vr producer and is currently working with Hollywood’s top actors. He has produced 4 feature films in virtual reality. The Recall with Wesley Snipes (news)(news), The Humanity Bureau with Nicolas Cage, Distorted with John Cusack and Speed Kills with John Travolta for which he also directed. The Recall was also the first feature film to develop a mobile app on Oculus VR to showcase both the VR film and the standard film. (news) On June 29th, 2017 Cloyd was quotes in VRfocus saying “We wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with VR, while condensing an hour and half feature film into a 13 min experience,” said Travis Cloyd, VR Producer. “The Recall VR app paves the way for film producers to monetize their multi-format content through virtual reality platforms.” (news)