Writer, director, producer, online marketer, voice artist, comedy-monger, Creative Problem Solver.
After winning several international advertising awards while copywriting at one of the top 5 creative advertising agencies in the world, I co-created Crazy Monkey, a comedy troupe on MTV worldwide. My feature films include Straight Outta Benoni and Footskating 101. I’ve worked on freelance productions in England and Canada, done stand-up comedy at various events around South Africa and worked on several TV shows, including my comedy special on Comedy Central. Wait, I’ve also been a radio presenter, podcaster, consultant, keynote speaker and MC.
For over a decade I’ve created digital advertising, social media campaigns, TV pilots, web series and online content for broadcasters, ad agencies and international brands through Brendan Jack Productions.
Hammerhead comedy Videos
David Leno comedy consultant to celebs & anyone who can afford him.
Written and shot TVCs, branded online content, TV pilots, films and odd videos for broadcasters, agencies and brands such as Ogilvy, FCB, McCann, Vodacom, DSTV, Puma, Samsung, Comedy Central, MTV Base, Kagiso Media, Retroviral, Coors Lite, FNB, Canderel, Kulula, Gold Reef City, SA Bloodbank, Russell Hobbs, Sage Pastel, Noble Savage Wine, Gloo Digital, Castle Lager, M-Net Movies, Native, Toyota and others. (Showreel)
Voice Overs include KFC, M-Net, SAB, Nandos, Absa Bank, PG Glass, Cardies, Kulula and Mercedes. (Voice Over Reel)
JACKast podcast interviewing comedians & artists for Times Live. BizTakeouts on 2OVFM discussing marketing and media.
Articles for publications including GQ, Daily Maverick and The Star. Published in Miracles that are Changing a Nation and bestseller Rugby in Our Blood.
“What happened to Wolfgang Productions?”
Brendan Jack Productions began as Wolfgang Productions — mobilising lone wolves (specialised freelancers) into packs to produce creative magic for clients.
When The Hangover movies later introduced us to The Wolfpack, my first instinct was to sue. But this was soon followed by a variety of other wolf-related themes worldwide.
A knee-jerk reaction was to pivot to Wolfy ‘The Wolf’ Wolfstein Productions, but that’s not my name. So it changed to BJP for clarity.
Thing is, the wolves are still around, getting the job done out in the forest. So contact me if:
You need a pack to go on the creative prowl for your project.
You need a lone freelance wolf to join your pack.
Require an actual werewolf. (Costs extra.)
Add some secret sauce to your next piece of content or communication. The wolves are always hungry.
David Leno ~ Star Tonight
Straight Outta Benoni Press.
More Background? Why?
Seven year tenure as copywriter for The Jupiter Drawing Room. Advertising awards such as Cannes Lions, Loeries, Promax, Clios, D&AD, Webby, One Show and others.
Co-created Crazy Monkey, a comedy troupe on MTV worldwide for six years.
Started in underground and corporate stand-up comedy.
Co-wrote, acted in and helped produce feature film, Crazy Monkey Presents: Straight Outta Benoni. Film opened #1 at South African box office.
Wrote, co-directed, acted in and co-produced film, Footskating 101.
All original content © Brendan Jack. 2018.