About

Base Camp Films

Since its founding in 2001, Base Camp Films has maintained a busy slate of projects in non-fiction/reality television and has expanded its scope of work into long-form drama, independent features, commercials, DVD special releases, and web-based entertainment properties.

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Base Camp is currently partners with LIC China to produce a Base Camp-developed large scale competition elimination series to be shot in China.  Base Camp principal Brady Connell continues to showrun (and sometimes direct) sizable shows such as The Great Christmas Light Fight for Fremantle Media/ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for Endemol/ABC, Capture for CW, 72 Hours for TNT, and Outback Jack for TBS.  Over the past few years, Base Camp Films has completed production on several reality projects including the one-hour pilot it created for Sony Television International entitled Six Degrees of X, the successful 8-episode series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive for E! Entertainment, a million-dollar prize special for GSN entitled Worldwide Web Games, a scripted comedy webisode series for The Second City, a highly-rated documentary special for the Discovery Channel, a set of reality commercials for Suzuki, and the series No Boundaries, a 13-episode remote location shoot for the WB Network & Global TV (Canada) in partnership with Ford Motor Company.

Base Camp has developed television projects for MTV, Disney, TLC, Spike TV, Discovery, E! and SciFi cable networks, as well as for the FOX network with Ron Howard and Imagine Television (X-Quest).  Base Camp has partnered with studios and companies such as ITV Studios, Fox21, FoxTV Studios, Scott Free Productions and BBC Worldwide on various non-scripted and scripted formats created or acquired by the company.

For video game giant, Electronic Arts, Base Camp produced the bonus DVD highlighting 10 years of EA’s successful game franchise, Command and Conquer.  BCF also produced live action sequences for video game promotions for ActiVision’s Bee Movie and Shrek the Third promos.

Base Camp has released its first iTunes app (for iPad and Android) based on its own multi-level character-based children’s property “The Historables.”   Base Camp also has a long-standing relationship with The American Red Cross, with whom it has developed a doc reality series based on the volunteers and staff of the organization.

With various strategic partners in networked media, including Spectrum MediaWorks, Base Camp is in development on several large-scale hybrid reality shows, and on projects ranging from non-fiction features to internet entertainment experiences. Base Camp founders and co-owners, Brady Connell and Jim Jusko, seek to carve out new territory in entertainment, using their experience in non-fiction television as a basis for creative exploration in other media.

Representation:
United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, CA


Credits

REALITY TELEVISION

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT
Executive Producer/showrunner*
Fremantle Media - ABC - (5 episodes, incl 2016 season)

$1 MILLION TO SAVE THE WORLD
Executive Producers/showrunners

Sony Pictures Television - (development)

UNTITLED REALITY COMPETITION SERIES FOR CHINESE TELEVISION
Executive Producers

Base Camp Films - LIC / CCTV CHINA

CAPTURE
Executive Producer/showrunner*
Renegade 83 - Warner Horizon - CW - (10 episodes)

72 HOURS
Executive Producer/showrunner*

Lighthearted Entertaniment - TNT - (7 episodes)

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Executive Producer & Consulting Producer
Lock & Key Prods. - Endemol - ABC - Seasons 5, 6, 7.  Base Camp Films - Seasons 8 & 9

SIX DEGREES OF X
Creators/Executive Producers/showrunners
Base Camp Films — Sony Pictures TV International

X-QUEST
Executive Producers/showrunners

Imagine Entertainment, Base Camp Films - 20th Century Fox TV - FOX (pre-production)

WORLDWIDE WEB GAMES
Executive Producers/showrunners/director
Base Camp Films — GSN

THE GIFT
Executive Producers/showrunners
Base Camp Films, Flame TV — SCI FI (pre-production)

FILTHY RICH: CATTLE DRIVE
Executive Producers/showrunners
Base Camp Films, JT Ent./J2 Ent. — E! (8 episodes)

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Director*

New Screen Ent., Jay and Tony Show — ABC (6 episodes)

OUTBACK JACK
Executive Producer*
Nash Entertainment — TBS (10 episodes)

STREET RACING: PEDAL TO THE METAL
Executive Producers
Base Camp Films — Fox TV Studios - Discovery Channel special

RACE TO THE ALTAR
Co-Executive Producer/Director*
LMNO Productions — NBC

NO BOUNDARIES
Executive Producers/showrunners
Base Camp Films - Lion’s Gate - The WB Network/Outdoor Life Network/Global TV Canada - (13 episodes)

MUSIC MOGULS
Executive Producers
Base Camp Films - MTV Studios - MTV (pilot presentation)

THE AMAZING RACE 1, 3, 4, 5
Supervising Producer/Producer* — TWO-TIME EMMY RECIPIENT

Earthview Inc./Jerry Bruckheimer Television — CBS

ECO-CHALLENGE: BORNEO
Supervising Producer/Director* — EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

Mark Burnett — USA Network

SURVIVOR
Senior Producer* — EMMY WINNING SEASON
Mark Burnett — CBS

WILD THINGS*
Earthview, Inc — Paramount

RESCUE 911*
Arnold Shapiro — CBS

FEATURES/MOWs

AIR BUD (Kevin Zegers, Buddy the Dog)
Associate Producer**
Disney

DEAD HEAT (Keifer Sutherland)
Executive Producer**
Lions Gate

TOUCH ME (Amanda Peet)
Associate Producer**
Lifetime

SPECIALTY PROJECTS

THE HISTORABLES - www.historables.com
iTunes release for iPad and Android
Base Camp Films

THE SECOND CITY WEBISODES
Comedy webisode series for Second City website
Base Camp Films

COMMAND AND CONQUER X
Bonus DVD for anniversary release
Base Camp Films — Electronic Arts

RUSSIAN ROULETTE
PSA - CLIO Nomination

Base Camp Films — AIDS Service Center

SUZUKI COMMERCIALS
3 reality-style adventure spots
Base Camp Films, Bang Productions — Suzuki Corporation

* Denotes Brady Connell sole credit
** Denotes Jim Jusko sole credit


Founders

Brady Connell
Connell is an Emmy award winning Executive Producer/showrunner/director with 25 years of television producing experience.  Connell’s work has fueled the success of popular reality programs such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  He is a two-time Emmy recipient for The Amazing Race, an NAACP Image Award recipient for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and a Humanitas Prize winner for writing in children’s programming.  Connell serves as Executive Producer/showrunner on all Base Camp projects, and is an Executive Producer/showrunner for hire.  Connell also specializes as a director-for-hire of large-scale multi camera shows.

Brady Connell is a member of the Hollywood Television and Radio Society, the Directors Guild of America, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a graduate of UCLA.|

Jim Jusko
Along with Brady Connell, Jim Jusko served as executive producer / showrunner on Six Degrees of X (Sony), Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive (E! Entertainment), Street Racing: Pedal to the Metal (Discovery Channel) and No Boundaries (Lionsgate Television and the WB).

Jusko’s background in scripted television and features includes serving as one of the producers of Disney’s theatrical family feature Air Bud and as an executive producer of the Lionsgate feature, Dead Heat, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Anthony LaPaglia. He also served as associate producer of the original Lifetime Channel movie, Touch Me, starring Amanda Peet.

Prior to founding Base Camp Films, Jusko served in key executive positions supervising international co-productions for Keystone Pictures (Canada) and Beyond Films (Australia). He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a member of the academic board of the European Master in Audiovisual Management headquartered in Rome. He is a graduate of UCLA and University of California, Berkeley.

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