Creators - Filmmakers - Writers - Podcasts
- Selected Recent Work:
*Producers | Ologies with Alie Ward | 75+ episodes | Willowhut x Mindjam Media, 2021-current
*I Heart Radio Science Podcast of the Year 2022
Producers | smOlogies with Alie Ward | Season 1 | Willowhut x Mindjam Media, 2021-current
Writer/Producers/Directors| Monster Hunters w/ Stacy Conrad | scripted 10 episode | Mindjam Media x Elevate, 2021-current
Producers |The Antidote | Podcast Pilot | American Public Media, 2021
Producers | For Love or Peanut Butter | Season 1 | Mindjam, 2021-current
Creator/Host | Letters to Elbert | Podcast | Season 1 | Mindjam, 2021-current
EP/Editors | Love a Senior Podcast | Pilot | Daymaker x Mindjam, 2020
Co-Producer/Writers | Nickelodeon x Madden NFL 21 | Branded | Nickelodeon-EA Sports, 2021
Director/Producers | Run the World | Music Videos & Today Show Appearance | Elevate x Sony Music x Mindjam, 2020
Writers | Annie vs Hayley: LeBake Off | Season 1 | Nickelodeon-VDS, 2019
Writers | Throw Back with Nickelodeon | S1 | Nickelodeon-VDS, 2019
Writers | Make My Nick Dreams Come True | S1 | Nickelodeon-VDS, 2019
Writers/Creative Dev. | Nick News: Now | Pilot and Concept | Nickelodeon-VDS, 2019
Showrunners | Minecraft City Champs I S1 I Nickelodeon-VDS, 2018
Executive Producers/Director/Writers | Don't Go Alone | S1 | Nickelodeon-VDS-Mindjam Media, 2018
- Created and produced podcasts including mental health podcast My Good Bad Brain and MMA podcast Fight Stuff
- Created and produced Get Jacked, a lo-fi Double Dare-style pop-culture comedy challenge course show for ClevverTV
A Little About Mindjam Media
Zeke Rodrigues Thomas and Jarrett Sleeper are award-winning writers and producing partners who met beating each other up. No really. They met training MMA and upon realizing they could both make each other laugh AND kick each other with some measure of abandon, they decided to start a collaboration that has lasted more than a decade.
Their first show together, “Gidmo Taylor’s The Way Of Unarmed Defense Against Zombies (UDAZ-DO)”, a soft-scripted zombie self-defense seminar hosted by a pair of monster hunting good ol’ boys, set the tone for their comedic voice: one full of non-traditional mediums and an affection for Verhoeven-esque genre satire.
Since that first show the pair have written, directed, produced, and performed a wide spectrum of content, from snappy viral videos licensed across the world (How To Pick Up A Girl at The Gym, Typical Crossfit Workout, Kid Comes Out Of The Closet and Parents Flip, Break’s Prank Bank, Moon Juice) to a fully co-produced scripted anthology series (Don’t Go Alone for Nickelodeon Digital).
They’ve created/produced/showrun unscripted content ranging from live multicam, multi-day live-streams (Official Vidcon Live Stream 2016, 2017), long form interviews with beloved TV stars (Throwback with Nickelodeon), comedic viral pranks (DEFY Media’s Prank Bank), man-on-the-street pop culture interviews (Totally Clevver)
They have told stories on flat screens (Fourth Door for go90, Lullaby with Skybound, Nourish with Guillermo del Toro and Legendary) as well as immersive 360 video environments (Happy Death Day 360 for Paramount Pictures).
As writers their pilot script, Karate City, was a semifinalist in the Austin Film Fest Original Pilot Screenplay competition, making the top 2% of thousands of submitted works. Their short film based on the same concept has collected many laurels on the festival circuit including Best Comedy Short at The Underground Indie Film Festival and official selection at countless others.
Also Zeke frequently winds up coaching kickboxing and Jarrett occasionally competes as a brown belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, so yes: they’re still beating each other up whenever time permits.
If there’s a type of new media storytelling you can think of, chances are we’ve dipped a toe in it
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
Skybound Entertainment, DEFY Media, ViacomCBS/Paramount, American Public Media, AwesomenessTV, Disney, ABC, NBC, Rockstar Games, 2K Games, Showtime, FBE, MTV, BlackBoxTV, TeamCoco, Warner Bros., Apple, Guillermo del Toro and Legendary Pictures, Panasonic, NewForm Digital, Nickelodeon, Vidcon, Youtube Marketing
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