Operating out of modest accommodations in Brooklyn, New York, GrumpyFILMS is a production and development company dedicated to creating tailor-made content for our digital age. Content that integrates a strong influence from the proven styles of entertainment that have come before. They strive to portray believable individuals that constantly live in extraordinary circumstances, and honor character development over knocking out catchphrases. In 2009, they began a five-year project to release 100+ digital comedy videos, and this successful “Short Shorts” series has gained them a die-hard fan base and many successful partnerships. Today, they continue to combine a Yankee sensibility with a Midwestern “can-do” ethos when tackling any endeavor. Plus, they look good in tuxes and can be rented out for a nominal fee.
Originally from the tree-filled state of Michigan, Jason comes from a deep background of theater arts and producing. Always the “drama club kid”, he was usually found painting sets, looking for props and costumes and trying to solve logistical “talent’ issues…little did he know he was producing all along. Along with his theater and film production background, Jason has had side careers in the arts marketing and technology sectors, all supporting his producer like mind. Colleagues have described him as a “master communicator” as well as an “organizational task-masker” with a talent for discovering issues before they happen. His hobbies include cooking, cocktails and heavy sarcasm.
Raised on re-runs and mail-order VHS tapes of classic TV shows, Daniel has always relied on classic entertainment tropes for his work, constantly seeking out how to make them work in a 21st Century format. He’s also a veteran director/producer from the Chicago storefront theatre scene, and an escapee from agency broadcast advertisingland (currently on the lam from the Dairy Fairy, btw). Maybe it’s because of the time he was moved to the back row in that production of “Brigadoon”, but he’s always championed those struggling to be heard and balked at the expected and the conventional. He has a strong dislike of Butter Pecan ice cream.