Comedy Directing Collaborative JEAN and East Pleasant Reach Multimillion-Dollar Deal, Worth Thousands

East Pleasant is excited to announce their latest addition, comedy directing collaborative JEAN. JEAN is known in the commercial industry for its members’ refreshing voice and vision. With an earnest adoration of the absurd and a knack for razor-sharp humor, JEAN has built an impressive reel packed with award-winning commercials, promos, branded content, viral pieces, and music videos. The collective’s extensive client list ranges from broadcast and cable networks to lifestyle brands.

“The team behind JEAN represents a lot of individual accomplishments and a diverse array of creative abilities,” notes East Pleasant EP Brad Edelstein, “ but their most impressive quality is the way those individual talents coalesce into a very unique, and very unified voice. They’re an incredibly talented and fun group who manage to make working together look effortless.”

Comprising a team of naturally funny writers and disciplined directors, the members of JEAN boast backgrounds as creatives in advertising and as writers/directors at MTV. This has afforded JEAN the ability to take the reins on various writing and creative fronts, directing single – and multi-camera projects, working with celebrity talent, conducting interviews, and perhaps equally as impressive, wearing the shit out of some denim – a fact which, ironically, has nothing to do with their name.

“JEAN has always worked in cable and network television, so this is a great opportunity to bring our personality to the advertising world,” note the members of JEAN. “With half of us coming from advertising, and half of us getting our start in television, we’re able to look at a production from every angle while also looking really, really good in jeans – did anyone mention that already?”


About East Pleasant:

East Pleasant, an Emmy Award-winning production company founded in 2004, is a group of creative individuals layered in years of expertise on both the agency and production sides of the advertising industry. The studio is a highly flexible entity, able to handle traditional or nontraditional TV commercials, films, web projects, episodic TV, music videos and documentaries of any scope, perfectly tailored to its clients’ needs.

Company principals – which include Directors/Founders Damien Drake, Stash Slionski, Xander Strohm and David Weinstein – oversee a diverse, globetrotting team of producers, directors and editors who focus on shooting beautiful imagery that tells relevant stories. This group has produced work for some of the most recognizable brands in the world – Nissan, Nokia, Nike, Kenmore, Clinique – while teaming with top agencies Wieden + Kennedy, TBWA, JWT, Time Inc., and Skinny to name a few.