Christiaan Van Vuuren is one of the creators, writers and directors of the multi-platform comedy series Soul Mates, which premiered on ABC in 2014. Soul Mates is a spin-off of the successful webseries Bondi Hipsters, which Christiaan co-created with Nick Boshier, for which he won an ADG Award for Best Direction in an Original Online Project in 2013, and whose YouTube channel has hosted in excess of 8.5 million views.
Christiaan originally decided to move into filmmaking after being told he had tuberculosis and would be confined in a hospital room for six months. This inspired his first video Life in Quarantine, by The Fully Sick Rapper, which garnered over a million YouTube views. Following the success of this video, Christiaan went on to produce a series for YouTube that gained him global celebrity on the site.
Teaming up with his brother Connor Van Vuuren, Christiaan later won the ONE80PROJECT, adapting their idea into a telemovie entitled SICK!, which aired on MTV in 2012. The Van Vuuren brothers are also currently in development on the series adaptation of SICK! Christiaan directed on the comedy series The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting for the ABC and Jungleboys, the webseries Skit Box and Eastern Suburbs Mums, and the viral Skit Box video Activewear. He has also written and directed content for brands including Old Spice, McDonalds, Vittoria, AMEX, Cadbury, Coca Cola, and Sony. Christiaan was in miniseries Stag for the BBC, and will next been seen in television series Top Of The Lake: China Girl.
Adele Vuko is an actress, writer, director and producer. She is one third of the comedy trio Skit Box, who have achieved over 100 million hits online for several viral videos including the parody music video Activewear (80 million views across Facebook and YouTube) and I Got That Flow (30 million views across Facebook and YouTube).
Skit Box’s sketch television series Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, which Adele co-created, co-wrote and co-directed, screened on ABC and SEESO in the US in 2016. The pilot episode of Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am was commissioned through ABC iView’s Fresh Blood initiative.
Her writing began with Short + Sweet, the world’s largest short play festival. From this Sydney-based festival, her plays went on to win galas, and were produced in Short + Sweet festivals around the world, including Dubai, Mumbai and Bangalore, and the Fringe Comedy Festival in London. Adele has worked on various television productions and TVCs within Sydney, including producing the hit web series Bondi Hipsters.
Adele has trained at NIDA and ATYP in Sydney, and at The Acting Corps in Los Angeles. She has starred on-screen in television including Underbelly: Razor, Soul Mates II, Deadbeat Dads, sketch comedy shows The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting and This is Littleton, and in the Australian film Not Suitable For Children. In 2014 she appeared as the lead in the comedy feature Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse.
The Slot premieres Thursday December 14 at 8:30pm, only on The Comedy Channel.