AweMe “Super Fan Builds”


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Episode: “Groot Swing Set – Guardian of the Galaxy”

Every other week, some of Hollywood’s top prop makers build one-of-a-kind items for super-fans of comic books, video games, movies, and pop culture.

Launched in Dec. 2014, the series on DEFY’s AWEme channel has garnered views exceeding 1MM per episode and averaging 500k for each episode. The series has garnered regular press coverage including interest from Discovery who recently aired a segment on its Canada broadcast “Daily Planet”
For this entry, the episode turns Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy into a swing set!



  • Producer – Andy Signore/DEFY Media
  • Directors – Andy Signore, Brent Lydic
  • Director of Photography – Corey Jennings, Matthias Schubert
  • Tim Baker – Designer/Master Builder
  • Stacy Henning — Shop Foreman
  • Shawny Martin — Sculpter/Jeweler
  • Erica Honles-Martin — Sculptor/Fabricator
  • Host — Alison Haislip
  • Series Created & Directed by Andy Signore
  • Series Developed & Produced by James E. Wade
  • Edited by Christopher Otwell/Nils Arrington
  • Lead Assistant Editor – Gracie Hartmann


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