Joke Disco Films is a brand new production company committed to making comedy, differently. Joke Disco is creating innovative comedy content for Film, TV and the Internet, with projects that cross the worlds of live-action, animation and puppetry.
The company was formed in 2007 by Raphael Warner & Joe Tucker. This creative partnership was formed at the National Film and Television School where the pair’s short film 'For the Love of God' went on to become the only UK film in official competition at the 2007 Cannes Film festival. The short animation featuring the star voices of Ian McKellen & Steve Coogan went on to great acclaim at festivals around the world including Sundance and Telluride, picking up a whole host of major awards along the way before being sold to a number of international broadcasters.
Previous to attending to the film School, Raphael worked in Investment Banking whilst Joe briefly worked as an actor and writer for Steve Coogan’s production company Baby Cow. Since leaving the NFTS they have earned feature film development deals with both BBC films and FilmFour. They are also the co-creators of a number of popular Internet comedy series for the likes of MySpace, BBC Comedy and MTV Europe.
Joe also directs Music Videos and Commercials for production company Colonel Blip whilst Raphael works as a freelance digital producer for a range of online and broadcast clients.
"Scouting for rudeboys"
"Celebrity Desktops Series 1"
"Celebrity Desktops Series 2"
"Jobs in Space"
"For The Love Of God"
Jobs in Space web series goes live on 4mations.tv.
We shoot a short promo for our Scouting for Rudeboys feature – starring Oliver Maltman of Mike Leigh's 'Happy-Go-Lucky' fame.
Scouting for Rudeboys feature script goes to Rotterdam & Berlin.
Celebrity Desktops series 2 goes live on Qoob.tv.
BBC comedy commission pilot series of Historical PowerPoints for online.
For the Love of God shown on Channel 4.
For the Love of God nominated for a RTS Student Award.
For the Love of God wins Best Animation (an Oscar qualifying award) at Santa Barbara Film Festival and gets a Special Mention at the European Festival of Film Schools.
For the Love of God screens in official competition at Sundance Film Festival.
Celebrity Desktops and Moog sold across platforms – from Myspace to Bebo and many others.
Our web series Celebrity Desktops and Moog go live on Warner Music's Comedybox.tv.
For the Love of God wins a prestigious Silver Hugo (for Best Short Film) at Chicago Film Festival.
For the Love of God screens at Telluride Film Festival.
For the Love of God wins the Grand Prize for Best Animation at Rhode Island Film Festival.
For the Love of God selected for Official Competition at Festival de Cannes. The only British film there!
The Cambridge Nursery is a unique 'coming-of-youth' comedy about an an eleven year old child genius who goes to Cambridge University an adult and comes back a child. (BBC Films).
Tricolore is a charming teen buddy movie about two British schoolboys who run away to France - one in search of love, the other in search of sex but both destined to find friendship. (FilmFour).
Scouting for Rudeboys is a life-affirming comedy about a twenty-something eccentric who refuses to leave the boy scouts and grow up. Forced to recruit a local teenage gang to achieve his scouting dream he quickly becomes the most unlikely saviour of modern youth. (MEDIA Programme)
Watch this space for a raft of new television comedy ideas including sitcoms Lovely Box , King of the Gym and Downwardly Mobile.
Web & Multi-Platform
Historical Adventures in PowerPoint (BBC Comedy)
We observe the greatest leaders in history pitch their ‘big ideas’ via PowerPoint.
Animated series set in the idyllic, home-counties village of Little Inglewood, ‘Badmanz’ follows four small boys in their farcical quest to throw off the shackles of comfortable, suburban living and become a fearsome LA-style Hip Hop collective.