Executive Producer • Director
Dustin McLean is an innovative producer/director and creator of several highly popular digital series. Having led production teams for such companies as Mashable, Jellysmack and Brainjolt, his digital production experience and hands-on DIY skills have established him as one of the most unique leaders in the digital media space.
Dustin is currently the Director of Video for Brainjolt Media, leading a content team for our 70 million subscribers/followers. Previously he was the Director of Video for Jellysmack, one of the top 10 video publishers in the world with over 3 billion unique monthly views. Prior to that he was Executive Producer and Director of Original Programming for Mashable Studios, overseeing dozens of original series and operating Mashable's YouTube channels including CineFix. Notable shows Dustin created, produced (and sometimes hosted) are "Homemade Movies, “DIY Prop Shop”, "DIY Costume Squad", "Scamalot", "The Toy Shop", "Trailer Mix", and "All The Memes". He also oversaw several Facebook Live shows and produced segments for the 2017 MTV Movie Awards.
Past credits include digital content for NBC's "The Voice", "SuperNews!" on Current TV, the animated Shakespeare series "CliffsNotes Films" and directing the music video for Weird Al Yankovic's "Ringtone". His DIY how-to videos, music videos and original shorts (which include originating the “literal video” meme with his parody of Ah-Ha's "Take On Me") have earned him tens of millions of views and a fan base of fledgling DIYers.