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Improving pediatric health literacy and increasing efficiency for healthcare organizations through the power of animation.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Medtoon is a healthcare technology startup that develops and produces animated shorts that explain medical procedures to pediatric patients. Healthcare organizations are facing the challenge of delivering better patient centered services while also being mindful of associated costs. Medtoon delivers educational content that is both fun and engaging. Our customers are healthcare organizations, schools and government agencies.


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    Darrell (Sunny) Williams

    Darrell (Sunny) Williams is an entertainment attorney for several filmmakers, celebrity chefs, actors, producers, screenwriters, and NBA players. In addition, he has produced two films that have screened at the Soho International Film Festival and Cannes International Film Festival short film corner. He is also the Executive Producer of "The Communal Table", a cooking demonstration show that airs on Uptown Unplugged. He graduated from NU Law.

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    Ericka Frederick

    Ericka Frederick graduated from the University of MIchigan, BFA Modern Dance. Ericka spent 14 years as a sales and marketing executive working for The Eastman Kodack. Ericka has produced several independent short films, including the short film "By Courier" which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001. Ericka currently works as an adjunct professor in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Film Department.

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    Richard James LaPorta
    Chief Creative Officer

    Richard graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. He has had several successful films including "Man and Wife in Bed", which premiered at the 1997 Telluride Film Festival in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow program and "One Man's Ceiling", which in addition to premiering at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival it screened at the International Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. Currently, he is an e

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    Philip MacKethan
    Chief Technology Officer

    Philip MacKenthan graduated from Vanderbilt University, B.S. Mathematics and Secondary Education. For the past 15 years, Phil has served as the IT Manager and Assistant Director of Technology at University Ligget School.