Brainwrap Comedy is a comedy production company consisting of director Adam McNicol and animator Tom Rourke. They are occasionally joined by the talents of Bobby Goulding, Adam Heanue, Stefan Jakubowski, Bryony Rumble, Peter Kyriacou and Alice Sanders.
Originally starting out as Invisible Man Films, Adam and Tom worked together to create dark comedy films for the festival circuit. To keep productive as filmmakers they created Brainwrap Comedy Cinema in order to have a deadline for their work. The event which was hosted by Adam and Tech’d by Tom enabled them to showcase their current work, highlight upcoming comedy talent and work with both new and established film directors and comedians. The night was a success and ran at the Bussey building in Peckham and occasionally at The Star Of Kings in Kings Cross from September 2012 until September 2014. The best of show titled: ‘Brainwrap Short Comedy Films’ was taken to Edinburgh Fringe in September 2014 and enjoyed positive reviews.
They returned to the fringe in 2015 with a concept character comedy show titled Sheffield of Dreams that was co-written with Peter Kyriacou and mixed Adams live performance with 8 films and one animation that we’re made specifically for the show. The films went on to be selected for numerous film festivals including the London Short Film Festival, London Comedy Film Festival and Nottingham Microfilm Festival.
In 2016 they curated an hour long set of comedy short films which they took to New York’s Videology and are currently working together on many different pilots and shorts.