Operating out of modest accommodations in Brooklyn, GrumpyFILMS is a production and development company dedicated to creating tailor-made content for our digital age. Their first major project, "Short Shorts", saw the release of 100+ comedy videos over a five year period starting in 2009, gaining them a die-hard fan base and a network of conspirators that stretches across the entire lower 48. Subsequent productions have run the gamut from pilots for longform entertainment to high-quality, bite-sized podcasts, and they continue to integrate a strong influence from the proven styles of entertainment that have come before with a contemporary ethos.
In 2016, as part of their 10th Anniversary, they formed GrumpyPRODUCTIONS, which focuses on experiential live events and performances, with them often developing productions for the specific characteristics of a space, rather than the other way around. At the forefront of this live work is their critically-acclaimed, modern variety experience, "Brooklyn Loft Party".
Regardless of the medium, 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.
Whether developing a filmed project or live performance event, GrumpyFILMS & PRODUCTIONS strives to seek out and find intriguing "doers" with which to partner, forming a community of creatives that can then support one other across projects. They champion those voices that offer a different point of view, focusing on women and artists in the LGBTQ community, and live in constant search of properties that offer a special spin on something familiar.
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GrumpyFILMS has been an official content partner for Yahoo Video’s Butterfinger Comedy Network (remember Yahoo Video?) and their creative work has also been featured on:
The Huffington Post also named their Short Shorts project one of "the best gay webseries you've never heard of."
Our GrumpyFILMS wing is a boutique production unit that specializes in providing small- to medium-sized production shoots for NYC performing arts organizations. With over 10 years of experience working with clients like Playwrights Horizons, The Ailey School, St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Play Company, and Mad Shak Dance, we focus on turning the high-quality footage that we capture into engaging and intriguing promotional and informational videos for you to use however you like. Our backline of HD cameras, GoPro cameras, lighting, and multiple audio-capturing options is ready to go now, whether you need promo production, performance capturing for archives, board meeting recordings, or b-roll of the opening of your brand new performance space.
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Producer & Managing Director