Jungle Entertainment produces premium comedy and drama for a worldwide audience and we have a history of delivering both successful and innovative productions. 

We produced the first Australian television drama commissioned by FX (Mr. Inbetween), the first ever Australian SVOD commission (No Activity), the first scripted comedy commissioned by any Australian commercial network in 15 years and the highest rating new program that year (Here Come The Habibs), the first Australian narrative comedy in VR and ABC2’s first ever comedy (Review With Myles Barlow).

Our programs are viewed around the world but our No Activity co-production with Gary Sanchez Productions is our first US production. On air in November 2017, it is co-created, directed and co-written by Jungle partner Trent O’Donnell, and will star Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Amy Sedaris, JK Simmons and our very own Patrick Brammal.

Jungle Entertainment also has a history of international format sales. Review with Myles Barlow was remade by Comedy Central into the three seasons of Review with Forrest McNeill and A Moody Christmas has recently had a second script optioned by CBS Studios for Fox Networks. 

We do everything we can to support the creator’s vision and to ensure that our production and admin staff are creatively focused. With the whole team inspired by and invested in each project, the end result is stronger and the ride is more enjoyable.

We are the 2017 Mumbrella Production Company of the Year.

JASON BURROWS

CEO

Jason Burrows established Jungle in his apartment and has built it up to be one of the top production companies in the country. Jason’s Executive Producer television credits include No Activity (the original in Australia and the US remake), the upcoming Mr Inbetween (FX), Squinters (ABC) and Sando (ABC) as well as Here Come the Habibs (Channel 9), A Moody Christmas (ABC), The Moodys (ABC), and The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting (ABC). In the factual sector, his credits include Between a Frock and a Hard Place and As You Dreamt It for the ABC, and comedy documentary The Super Dave Odyssey for Channel 10. In television commercials, he has worked for all of the top advertising agencies in the country, on spots that have received awards at AWARD, D&AD and Cannes.

COURTNEY GIBSON

Managing Director Film & Television

Courtney Gibson is Managing Director of Jungle Film and TV. With a background in TV production and commissioning, Courtney has performed roles including CEO Screen NSW, Programming Production Executive at the Nine Network, Director of Programmes at Southern Star, Executive Head of Content Creation at ABC TV, Head of Arts, Entertainment and Comedy at ABC TV and Commissioning Editor of Documentaries at SBS Independent. Courtney serves on the board of the Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta and on the Advisory Board of the not-for-profit production company Bus Stop Films. Courtney was awarded the 2017 Cecil Holmes Award for introducing programs and policies as CEO of Screen NSW to ensure female directors would be equally represented in screen production.

CHLOE RICKARD

Head of Production Film & Television

Chloe Rickard is a filmmaker rapidly emerging as one of Australia's most dynamic and innovative comedy producers. A Partner and Head of Production at Jungle, Chloe produced Here Come the Habibs, No Activity, Soul Mates, The Moodys, A Moody Christmas, Elegant Gentlemen’s Guide to Knife Fighting, and over 200 TVCs. With backing from Screen Australia, Chloe is in development to produce feature crime caper The Murderous Urges of Ordinary Women. Chloe has a Masters of Screen Arts & Business from the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School, in which she was awarded the Foxtel New Media Award for Innovation. Chloe heads up Operation Sheena, Jungle’s womens initiative and was shortlisted in the 2015 B&T Women in Media Awards.

TRENT O’DONNELL

Director / Writer / Partner

Trent O’Donnell is currently working on comedies in both Australia and the USA, and racks up plenty of frequent flier miles as an in-demand director, writer and producer. Trent is the supervising and directing executive producer on hit Fox comedy New Girl in Los Angeles, and has directed 13 episodes since 2013. He is the co-creator, writer and director of No Activity, The Moodys, A Moody Christmas, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, and Review with Myles Barlow which now has a Comedy Central remake in it’s 3rd season in the USA (Review). He has won multiple Best Comedy AFIs, Best Comedy at SPA, Best Comedy AWGIE, Best Ensemble Comedy two years running (Equity) and Best Comedy Director (ADG). Outside of Jungle, Trent’s directing credits include series Problems, Woodley, Laid, Kitchen Cabinet and The Chasers War on Everything.

PHIL LLOYD

Writer / Partner

Phil Lloyd is the co-creator and co-writer of prime time ABC1 comedy series A Moody Christmas, its sequel The Moodys and Review With Myles Barlow. He has won multiple Best Comedy AFIs, Best Comedy at SPA, Best Comedy AWGIE and Best Ensemble Comedy two years running (Equity). He is the head writer and showrunner on Jungle’s Here Come the Habibs, currently airing on the Nine Network. Lloyd was also co-creator and writer of top-rating ABC1 sitcom At Home With Julia. In branded entertainment, Phil’s work on Qantas’s The Great Crusade won a Cannes Gold Lion and was nominated for a 2012 International Emmy. As an actor, Phil has played many roles including Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s partner Tim Mathieson in At Home With Julia, and the existential critic in Review With Myles Barlow, for which he won a Best Comedy Performer AFI.