Toeing the line with dodgy accents. We didn't want to make fun of accents or deal in stereotypes, but didn't want people doing pitch-perfect accents straight away. This approached worked nicely. Everyone can identify with our struggling protagonists, and see how they got better with some coaching tips.
The Human Zoo
In my web series for Radio4 on the Human Zoo, I used humour to illuminate social psychology concepts. The first episode was on how we learn unwritten rules in society. It got lots of people talking on social media, and engaged a different demographic with the radio show.
Done in 60 Seconds
I honed my comedy skills working on 60second versions of classic films Point Break and The Social Network. Condensing entire films into a minute, shows you how much you can get across using the layers of sound, image, text, and emotion. I was shortlisted twice for the 'Done in 60 Seconds' film competition once as an actor (Playing Jesse Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg).
And once as a director for Point Break.
The Scientist [The Artist Parody]
I was commissioned to make a fun short for The Guardian, promoting their Science Weekly Podcast. I opted for a parody of 'The Artist' called 'The Scientist', it was a fun one to make!
Fifty Spoons of Sugar [Parody]
I couldn't help but feel that the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey looked eerily like the Apprentice. I decided to make a quick mash up of these, which was retweeted by Lord Sugar himself...