The Team

Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson

Co-founder
Craig is the brains behind the business and co-founder of Jam Packed Productions. An entrepreneur at heart, Craig is hell-bent on sourcing and providing the best quality services at the best possible prices. With a Diploma in business management and after running numerous successful events (such as the ‘Our Last Night/Rocking for Rhinos 2017 Tour’, Summer Sounds Music Festival and Rhythm Junkies end-year concerts), Craig is adept at handling events of all shapes and sizes.
Genevieve Olivier

Genevieve Olivier

Co-founder
Genevieve, co-founder of Jam Packed Productions, comes from an entertainment background. She studied performance in the United States and the United Kingdom and has worked as a performer/director/producer in many South African shows. She also holds an Honours degree in French-English Translation and Interpreting from the University of the Witwatersrand. This, effectively, makes her a powerhouse when it comes to the organization and creation of memorable (yet oh-so-slick and efficiently-run) events and entertainment.
Ryan Schultz

Ryan Schultz

Metallurgical engineer
Ryan is a metallurgical engineer who is currently living the expat life in the jungles of the DRC. After knowing Craig and Genevieve for many years and after witnessing their passion, love and commitment in everything they believe in, he is inspired to invest, assist and help where he can in order to turn their dreams into reality.
Chris Bastiaanse

Chris Bastiaanse

Sound Engineer
Chris specializes in providing quality advice and service in the sound reinforcement and engineering fields. He began his journey in the entertainment and sound industry in the early 2000s as an enthusiastic teenager who was willing to learn through practical experience and application. Working live sound with the RP Studio’s “Battle of the Bands” from 2001 until 2004, he learned how to mix and set up full outdoor systems while working with up-and-coming South African bands. Having gathered practical experience working the live field, he then went on to study at In-House Records in Johannesburg in 2005.
Eric Barnfather

Eric Barnfather

Content Producer / Director
Eric is a multimedia content producer/director, a video editor, a videographer, an animator and a designer. He has always prided himself on being informed and constantly on the cusp of what is relevant and new in the media industry. Over an accumulative eight years in the media/TV/online industry, he up-skilled his arsenal to be a competent and effective one-man style production company, providing people with awesome, kick-ass content that is current and out-of-this-world.
Kyle Bennett

Kyle Bennett

Sound engineer
Kyle has a Diploma in Audio Technology from the Academy Of Sound Engineering (ASE) and has been DJing for seven years and producing music for three. He produces music under the alias ‘Bennefaktor’ and has performed at many big clubs in Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas. Kyle also runs an independent events company called Theory Events which specializes in unique and interactive entertainment and in hosting some of the biggest house music DJs in South Africa.
Clint Watts

Clint Watts

Producer / Recodring engineer
Clint is an award-winning producer/recording engineer who is the founder of Watts Productions Recording Studio, based in Johannesburg. He has worked in the entertainment industry with many artists, recording, producing and creating harmonies across many different genres, both nationally and internationally since 2002.
Nathan Ferreira

Nathan Ferreira

Photographer
Nathan is currently a full-time photographer for Snapback Photography, based in Johannesburg. Nathan started photography by shooting local bands in and around South Africa and has branched out into many different types of photography, and even videography, ever since.
Melissa Denman

Melissa Denman

Art Director
Melissa obtained her qualification at the AAA School of Advertising and is an art director who has worked on various local and international brands and campaigns. She is also part of several event companies, always looking for a challenge to conquer.
JP Sing

JP Sing

Digital Strategist
JP is a digital strategist for Sony Music Entertainment Africa, specializing in digital content marketing, social media brand management, analytics and insights. His expertise in the entertainment industry extend even further. From being a musician for the band OneDaySky to road managing international artist tours and booking shows around the world for well known South African bands, JP is sure to make your event a well-marketed success.
Chase Beynon

Chase Beynon

Videographer
Chase studied film and television production at the university of Johannesburg and followed that with a DTP, design and illustration diploma through Vega School. Over the years he has developed a keen interest in Directing, Camera Operating, and DOP’ing, through working on various productions and sets across South Africa and abroad. Chase now operates under Capitol Collective together with Photographer and DP, Michael Bell, focusing on Photographic and Film Production and Post Production.
Bryan Binneman

Bryan Binneman

Digital Marketer & Web Developer
Bryan studied Multimedia Design at Vega, opening the door to a vast numbers of career choices. From designing websites and email marketing campaigns Bryan excelled to the position of head of digital design and development at the digital advertising agency IMS. Bryan then went on to further his career by pushing the boundaries of not only content creation but also implementation and currently works for The Smart Idea Group as Digital Media & Marketing Manager.
Warren Gibson

Warren Gibson

PR
Hi! My name is Warren Gibson, the owner of Plug Music Agency I know music. It’s not just like I have some favourite bands. I mean I’ve always played music and worked in the Music Industry. I’ve been involved in music professionally for more than 18 years. Bands I’ve played in? Let’s see. Seed. Morphattack. Oddball. Diesel Whores. N8ive and a few others. I’ve worked for record companies. First as a label coordinator and then as a label manager, liaising with international labels like V2, Ministry Of Sound, One Little Indian and Ninja Tunes.