WHAT WE DO
We tell stories for you and your brand through film and animation, bringing to bear our deep well of experience in comedy, production, and improvisation to keep your story as engaging and entertaining as possible.
What's a 'Lekker'??
Lekker is an adjective in the dutch language meaning ‘tasty’, or otherwise pleasing to the senses…
...Lekker Media is a San Francisco-based media production company founded in 2005, specializing in web and broadcast media. Our background is in improv and sketch comedy, so we usually like to do something fun.
Really – doesn’t everybody??
We’ve produced, directed, shot, edited and developed creatively everything from custom comedy shorts to product launch videos, to simple sit-down interviews and demos, to documentary-style short profiles. We’ve created short animations, presentation intro videos, magazine-style reportage & event video, and broadcast PSAs.
The common thread in these various projects is our approach which is to have quality work created collaboratively that is set apart by a thoughtful, inventive, and ideally fun take on the material.
WHO WE ARE
Jamie founded the production company Lekker Media, in 2006, making comedy shorts, documentary pieces & PSAs for such clients as Publicis/Hal Riney the California Department of Public Health, and Adobe.
Though Jamie is a Bay Area native, he started his work in comedy and video in Amsterdam, for the improv & sketch comedy theater Boom Chicago. There he shot, wrote and directed short videos for theater, mobile and the web, including the pre-YouTube viral hit Florida Voting Machine for the 2004 presidential election (garnering an EPICA Award nomination for best short animation).
During his time at Boom Chicago he was pleased to create live shows and comedy shorts with Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Jason Sudekis (SNL, Horrible Bosses), Kay Cannon (30 Rock), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, The Oath), and an amazing collection of other talents.
While in Amsterdam, he pioneered the theatrical integration of live video and improvisation with Boom’s cast and technical crew.
His work has appeared on broadcast television in Europe and the US, and has been featured on CNN and in Time Magazine.
Jamie was also an actor and writer on the award-winning 2002 short, Dance Machine, and with the San Francisco improv troupe Crisis Hopkins from 2007 through 2012. He is Executive Producer of the San Francisco Improv Festival, co-director of the upcoming feature-length documentary “The Committee: a Secret History of American Comedy”, and teaching applied improvisation technique with Speechless.
Anthony has collaborated with Lekker Media since 2007 as an actor, director and writer.
Having graduated Wesleyan University with a BA in Film Studies, Anthony moved to New York City and co-founded production company Back House Productions. Their first musical In The Heights eventually went to Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for best new musical of 2008.
Most recently, he was a producer and director on the Pivot channel's series Freestyle Love Supreme, which is an improvised, hip hop television show based on the group of the same name, that he is a member of. The show hits Broadway in Fall of 2019 with Anthony as a co-creator (along with Thomas Kail and Lin Manuel Miranda) and anchoring the cast.
He also helped with the relaunch of children’s television show The Electric Company that is now airing on PBS, working as a creative producer, writer, lyricist, and actor.
Anthony's acting has included feature length films (notably Steven Soderbegh's Che), television shows (HBO's Looking, All My Children, and Sex and the City), and numerous commercials.
In San Francisco, he founded a comedy improv troupe, Crisis Hopkins and a west coast version of Freestyle Love Supreme called The Freeze. He also co-founded the hit improvised Power Point show Speechless, which is a phenomenon in the presentation training world as well as the SF performance scene.
His partner, Caricia and he started a non-profit participatory film project called The VideoVoice Collective. They’ve worked in the United States, and with Kiva.org in Indonesia, giving marginalized communities the skill sets and equipment to make their own documentary videos to influence change in their neighborhoods.