Floris Bauer

Co-Founder and President
Gunpowder & Sky

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Floris Bauer, Co-Founder and President of Gunpowder & Sky, leads an independent studio known for its award-winning film, TV, audio, and VR projects. Since launching Gunpowder & Sky together with Van Toffler in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released over 60 features and series across major platforms like Apple, HBO, Hulu, Showtime, Amazon, CBS, Netflix, and more. Notable projects include Sheryl, Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala, The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience, 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez,  Lil Peep - Everybody’s Everything, Heist 88, The Little Hours, I Wanna Rock: The ‘80s Metal DreamSometimes When We Touch, Last Exit: SpaceCall Me Miss Cleo, Gaming Wall Street, Hearts Beat Loud, Her Smell, and original audio productions DUST, Lighters in the Sky, Words + Music. Bauer also established a FAST Channel business, founded the sci-fi and horror media brands DUST and ALTER, and sits on the board of Gen Z brand, CUT.


Prior to founding Gunpowder & Sky, Bauer served on Endemol Group’s management team and international board, a global leader in entertainment (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Mr. Bean, Big Brother, Master Chef, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). During his time at Endemol, he was responsible for the company’s global expansion, successfully launching and acquiring numerous businesses in more than 15 countries across TV/film production, content distribution, FTA/Pay TV channels, digital video and gaming.


Prior to that, Bauer served as a lawyer and worked in private equity. Bauer, a Dutch native, has also resided in Spain and the United Kingdom prior to moving to the United States.



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