Fred Chong Rutherford

Fred Chong Rutherford

The Help Machine

Director, producer and puppeteer in Brooklyn, New York

About Fred

I’ve been working on the internet since the late 20th century in a variety of digital product and project management roles. I’ve been very lucky, and gotten to work with a lot of smart, incredibly talented people over the years to make cool digital stuff. I spend my time thinking about technology, people, and the how to look sideways at problems to find the best solution. I’ve been lucky enough to work with clients like, Nintendo of America, EA, Tetris Online, NBC Universal and Xbox over the years. I’ve worked in product and project roles for a few companies, including IDT, The Topps Company, and Viacom. I’m currently at Time, Inc working for People magazine. Short films I’ve written, produced and or directed have appeared at film festivals around the world, including The Kino Short Film Festival, San Diego Comic Con, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Satellites Independent Film Festival, StockStock and more. I also love puppets, and am playing the character of “effdot” (who is just me in a bear hat) on “Bobidoo and Me.” I live in Brooklyn, NY, because it’s awesome.

Name: Fred Chong Rutherford

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York

Company: The Help Machine

Occupation: Director, Producer, Puppeteer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: voices, accents, ad libs, software technician, stuff, things, tallish, has own two feet


  • MCNY

  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

  • WWU

  • american film institute

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