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PARK VILLAGE AND JOEL JAY BLACKER TEAM UP.
24 April 2022

Airport security is no laughing matter… unless you're Joel Jay Blacker. The Los Angeles-based Brit is one of the main men behind 'Airport Security Squad', a Facebook Watch series about a guard who yearns to become a pilot. A sweet and spiky sitcom, it's one of many reasons why Park Village have brought Blacker on board.

Executive producer and managing partner Adam Booth says: "Joel's work caught my eye through his brilliant character performances and laugh-out-loud idiocy. He's got a rare combination of enthusiasm but complemented with a quirky British sense of humour running through it. We think he's a genuine talent in both commercial and long-form comedy."



He also dabbles in music videos, which is how EP and business development whizz Leonie Ellis was converted: "I first spotted his work judging the impeccably crafted and tonally strong 'How It Goes' promo for Keenan the First, where he blended comedy with bang-on Fifties art direction and clever camerawork to tell the story. We can't wait to get cracking with Joel."


Park Village also said I could crash in their studio, which was awfully generous!

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So what does the man himself have to say about his return trip? "I've always been looking for a way back to England with my work and I’m excited to do that in partnership with Park Village. We share a mutual love for the weird and zany, and so it feels like coming home to open arms."



Blacker adds: "I've not met producers who better understand my work and my voice as a director than those at Park Village. With their established history in the UK, I'm looking forward to riding their coattails and together we'll have some fun. They also said I could crash in their studio. which was awfully generous!"

Fancy a chat about Joel Jay Blacker? Then drop Park Village's Leonie Ellis a line via leonie@parkvillage.co.uk or call her on 020 7387 8077.

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