Subject: comedy. performance
Subject: comedy sketch
Jungleboy’s new ABC1 comedy series, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, is a surreal stroll into the creative minds of some of Australia’s most exciting and newest comedy writers and directors. The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting airs on ABC1, Wednesdays from April 3 at 9PM.
One of the sketches from a pilot we shot in late 2010, this piece finds Captain James Cook and Botanist Joseph Banks returning home to an unimpressed representative of the King. Starting with a broad script idea we ad libbed the dialogue in rehearsal with the actors and brought the best stuff to set. The guys were able to deliver these ideas and more on the day and it was a case of selecting the parts that worked best in the edit.
We produce four different types of content TV commercials, TV programs, branded entertainment and corporate films for a client list that includes many of the largest (and smallest) organisations in Australia. Our directors have won multiple local and international awards including Best Comedy AFIs, Best Director at ADGA, Best Narrative Comedy at AWGIE, Yellow Pencils, Lions and Gold Promax awards. Any downtime has been filled with comedy sketches and music videos. We’ve got a great team of people and we love what we do.
Jungleboys is different in that our Directors work collaboratively and contribute to each other’s projects rather than working in isolation. Our directors are also writers of TV programs so we can really add value at the scripting and treatment stage of the process.
We also expect all our producers and admin staff to be creatively focused. We love solving creative challenges for our clients and if all our staff are inspired and into the project, the end result will be a better one and we’ll enjoy it all the more. Our ethos at Jungleboys is that it’s all about the work and putting as much value on screen as possible. We are continually striving to find new creative ways to enhance budgets and deliver better films for agencies and clients.