An experienced, International Multi-Camera Director and Founder of the Production company, Genesis Media Productions.

About

Jan Genesis is a BAFTA-nominated, International Multi-Camera Director and Founder of Genesis Media Productions.

Jan has directed some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment, including Usher, Stormzy, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Hamilton, Paco Rabanne and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team.

With infectious energy and a smile, Jan is revered for his ability to inspire, motivate and elevate his peers. He places great emphasis on building a performance-driven working environment; centred around meaningful human connections with a particular focus on well-being to get the best out of his team.

With a robust background in directing live events, unscripted television including studio-based programmes, on-location shoots, and popular reality TV show formats including Love Island, and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Jan’s talents are now focused on global live events.  The Birmingham 2022: Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, with a live audience of 30,000 and a global audience of over a billion viewers as well as Global Citizen Accra 2022,Youtube Originals’ A Day in the Live with Wizkid,the MOBO Awards 2021 and the Bridgerton Season 2 World Premiere are key examples of Jan’s ability to execute extremely high production values in a live environment. He has also directed episodes of the double BAFTA award-winning show Big Zuu’s Big Eats, along with the BAFTA nominated big quiz show, Moneybags.

Alongside his culture-defining work, Jan founded the production company, Genesis Media Productions who were enlisted for the launches of both the W12 and W13 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One cars. The most recent launch has been viewed by more than 2.1 million fans across the Formula 1, Sky Sports F1 and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Youtube channels.

Jan places great importance on helping young talent looking to get into the industry and helping them to overcome any barriers facing them. As a result,  he dedicates a portion of his time to select projects aimed at young people in the music, film and TV industry, such as supporting Apprentice Nation, participating in the “Lecture in Progress” podcast series and has also previously sat on the board at Directors UK.

Show Credits

MOBO Awards 2022
Director | YouTube

Stormzy x #Merky FC x ADIDAS Launch Event
Director | Done + Dusted

Global Citizen 2022
Director | Done + Dusted

BBC Proms:  Public Service Broadcasting
Director | Livewire Pictures | BBC

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
Director | Done + Dusted | Birmingham Ceremonies

Mercedes AMG W13 Live Launch
Creative Director | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1

MOBO Awards 2021
Director | CC Lab | BBC 1

Bridgerton Season 2 World Premiere
Director | Done + Dusted | Netflix

Tonight With Target
Series Director | Naked| BBC 3

Moneybags
Studio Director | Youngest Media | Channel 4

Sorry I Didn’t Know (Series 1-3)
Series Director | Triforce Productions | ITV

A Day in the Live with Wizkid
Director | Electric Robin | YouTube 

Unapologetic
Director | Cardiff Productions | Channel 4 

Apprentice Nation 
Director | CC Lab 

Guessable (Series 3)
Director | Tuesday’s Child | Comedy Central

Lion’s Den – Euro 2020
Series Director | Live Stream | OverExposed

Celebrity Juice
Director | TalkBack Productions | ITV2

BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night
Director | WhizzKid | BBC2

W12 Live Launch
Project Director | Mercedes AMG Petronas F1

Pointless / Pointless Celebrities Series
Director | Remarkable | BBC1

Birds Of A Feather Christmas Special
Director | Freemantle | ITV

Big Zuu’s Big Eats 
Director | Boom Cymru | Dave

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Launch Live
Director | IMG Studios

I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here
Challenge Series Director | ITV

The F1 Highlights Show
Director | Whisper Films | Channel 4

Blind Date Series 1 
Director | SO Television | Channel 5

Eating with my EX Series 3
Director | Thames | BBC3 / BBC1

Remote Controller 
Director | CPL Productions | ITV

Celebrating 10 Years with Danny MacAskill
Director |  Red Bull Bikes

Love Island Series 1-4
Senior Director | ITV

A Night in with Bros 
Director | Fullwell 73 | BBC4

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap 
Director | HatTrick Productions | Channel 4

Dara O’Briain’s Go 8-Bit Series 2 and 3
Director | DLT Entertainment | Dave

The NFL Show Series 2
Director | Whisper Films | BBC1

NFL This Week Series 2
Director | Whisper Films | BBC2

Survival of the Fittest
Senior (Lead) Director | ITV2

Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live
Director | Goowoo Media | 5STAR

Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony
Director | Whisper Films | Channel 4

Winter Paralympics Closing Ceremony (Pres)
Director | Whisper Films | Channel 4

24 Hours in A&E Series 13
Gallery Director |The Garden Productions | Channel 4

Celebs Go Dating Series 4
Gallery Director | Lime Pictures | E4

24 Hours in Police Custody Series 4
Gallery Director | The Garden Productions | Channel 4

Celebrity / Big Brother Series 12-17
Gallery Director | Endemol | Channel 5

Sky Sports News
Studio Director | Sky

Farnborough International Airshow
OB Director | Sparkly Light

Bloomberg News
Studio Director | Bloomberg

 

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Looking for a Director? 

I’m always keen to hear about new exciting opportunities or areas where I can be of assistance so please get in touch.

 

Address

1 Vincent Square, London, England, SW1P 2PN