Jamie Jay Johnson

Jamie was mostly raised by TV. His metaphorical dad was Monkey Magic, his mum the Adam and Joe Show and his most beloved granny David Attenborough.

Jamie finished St Martin’s Art School with graduation projects including setting fire to his pants whilst wearing them outside Calvin Klein Bond Street, raving in a giant papier mache pigeon in Trafalgar Sq and trying to sell motorists portraits of their cars at the Great West Road traffic lights.

Robert Saville saw these projects and hired Jamie as a creative at Mother where the BritArt campaign he co-created with his then partner, Kim Gehrig won a D&AD Black pencil.

Jamie went on to follow his dream of making late-night low-budget TV with docs, animations, shorts and features about medievally wooing Swedish Princesses, a love of Breakfast Cereals, a Holiday Around his Bedroom, the Mini Golf World Championships, Karl Pilkington Idiot Abroad'ing, The Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the Fresh Meat student house share, Cardinal Burns preening, people who own robot dogs, and the slowest ever swimmer in Olympic history.

For these, Jamie received nominations for two BAFTAs, three Broadcast Awards, one British Comedy Award, a British Independent Film Award, a National Television Award, an RTS Award and two Grierson Awards.

His first feature, the affectionately comic ‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit’, won The Special Jury Award at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Hitchcock D’Argent Audience Award at Dinard International Film Festival.

Along the way, Jamie won BBC Documentaries and Film4 Development prizes and was selected as a Screen Daily ‘Star of Tomorrow’.

He has worked with some of his favourite comedy talent across various projects including Jack Whitehall, Karl Pilkington, Steve Merchant, Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby, Jamie Demetriou, Tash Demetriou, Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Davis, John Thomson, Zawe Ashton, Adam Buxton, James Nesbitt, Robert Webb, Susan Calman, Ricky Gervais, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, Tim Key, Katy Wix, Cardinal Burns, Joe Thomas, Nick Mohammed, Julia Davis, Jessica Hynes, Evelyn Mok, Cariad Lloyd, Daniel Simonsen and Steve Stamp and Asim Chaudhry from People Just Do Nothing.