Brilliant Champions is a creative production company in Brooklyn, New York. Owned and operated by dynamic duo, Joe Lumbroso and Jillian Mackintosh, our team lives and breathes film, video, art and design. We use a variety of methods and mediums to construct engaging and compelling ideas, content, and experiences. From creative development, production, to post-production, our focus is on championing every project with beauty, innovation and heart. Our work includes commercial production, music videos, narrative, stop motion, documentary filmmaking as well as artist representation and sales through Brilliant Champions Gallery.
Some of our awesome clients include: Airbnb, Cisco Systems, Coldwater Creek, DIAGEO, Esurance, Gerber Life Insurance, GoodYear, Google Wallet, Grenade Gloves, Marcus + Millichap, Nestlé Nutrition, PandaExpress, RedBull, R/GA, Sailor Jerry, Samsung SDS, SANDOW, and The Hearst Corporation.
Joe LumbrosoDirector, Cinematographer & Founder
Jillian MackintoshCreative Director, Producer & Curator
Walter Wexely WaggingtonDirector of Dogtography
Joe is a charismatic director and cinematographer. A dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls, saving runaway baby carriages, and wooing folks with his sensuous and godlike harmonica playing. With over 10 years of production experience under his belt and a background in creative direction, cinematography, graphic design, software engineering and business development, Joe’s chutzpah and passion is the driving force in Brilliant Champions.
An innovative and knowledgeable director of photography and accomplished fashion photographer with emphasis on lighting design, no set should be without him. Working out of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, you can find Geoff shirtless, doing stage dives into pleading crowds of adoring fans. What a champion.
Geoffs’s Recent Projects
Jillian is an impassioned producer and curator with a commitment to art, culture and education. Maker, name taker, and hand shaker, Jillian champions our brilliant projects ever forward. Her experience working as an artist, designer and curator feed the creative process with hands-on production at every stage to build original and impactful work.
Champion of our post production department, Jesse Chandler stands as an extremely competent editor (possibly the fastest one you’ll ever meet), director, shooter, photographer, fixer-er and beard grower. Jesse has been cutting video for 15 years, and currently lives, works, and parties like a geriatric rockstar in San Francisco.
Jesse Chandler’s Recent Projects
Champion purveyor of brilliance; cower and bask in his glory. None shine with fantastic radiance more than Walter. He’s also fast. Painfully swift. Waste no time and a construct an edifice to his marvelous splendor.