Production company Lucky 21 has added executive producer Brandon Tapp. He will be based out of Camp Lucky, Lucky 21’s new Austin office.
“Brandon is woven in fabric of the Austin community so this appointment feels full circle,” said Lucky 21 EP/partner John Gilliland. “We have worked together for more than a decade so not only do we have a shorthand, but we have been fortunate to see the work Brandon has developed through the years. His leadership is important to the company as we move to better serve our clients as creative partners.”
Tapp has a deep history and multifaceted experience in film and entertainment, starting as a student of cinema while at the University of Texas. Tapp spent his early years in Los Angeles touring as a drummer for an indie-rock band before transitioning back into film working on features “The Return” and “Infamous” as well as television series “Friday Night Lights” and A&E’s “Rollergirls.”
Delving into commercial production, Tapp found a passion in short-form and worked his way up from production assistant to production manager and line producer. Over the years, he has produced spots for brands GMC, AT&T, Walmart, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield, RAM Trucks, and Valero. In addition to live action, Tapp simultaneously produces for music houses and performs/co-produces musical compositions for national commercial spots including Google, John Deere, Tide, Toyota, Southwest Airlines and Nissan.
Tapp’s knowledge runs the gamut and his stewardship of long and short form narrative work made him the right fit to be at the helm of Lucky 21’s Austin expansion.
“There is a big town/small community in Austin that has always kept me here, no matter where projects have taken me,” said Tapp. “I look forward to representing Lucky 21’s talent and carrying forth the ingenuity rooted in Austin.”
Featuring six bungalows, Camp Lucky was inspired by the original 1930s’ residences flanking Austin’s iconic South Congress neighborhood. Originally created to foster a thriving work environment and strong community, this spirit is re-ignited in Camp Lucky--a creative community of storytellers, artists, filmmakers, and the headquarters for Lucky 21’s Austin office.