Bio : Nacelle Company
The Nacelle Company
The Nacelle Company, founded by Brian Volk Weiss, is an American diversified media company headquartered in Burbank, California. Established in 2017, they are a leader in the pop-culture space through its scripted and unscripted production, podcasting, publishing, records, distribution, development, marketing and management divisions. Nacelle has produced hits such as Netflix’s docu-series, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, and The Toys That Made Us, and Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Behind The Attraction for Disney +, CW’s Discontinued, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, All The Way Black for BET+, History’s Grant, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. Nacelle’s vast array of partnerships include: Netflix, Amazon, Disney +, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, History, and many more. In 2021, Nacelle was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program category for Down To Earth with Zac Efron. The company as a whole is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through its signature documentary filmmaking style, unique distribution system and a consistent desire to never stop exploring.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO and Founder of The Nacelle Company
Nacelle Company founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss, has guided Nacelle from an emerging Comedy production and distribution house, to an American diversified media company, leading the charge in the pop-culture, documentary and distribution space. Established in 2017, Nacelle has produced and distributed scripted and unscripted content and established podcasting, development, distribution, records, publishing, marketing and management divisions. Volk-Weiss has created, directed and produced hits such as Netflix’s docu-series, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, and The Toys That Made Us, and Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Behind The Attraction for Disney +, A Toy Store Near You, CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek.
Growing up in New York City, Brian didn’t wait to begin following his dreams either. Inspired by Star Wars at three-years-old, he spent high school making short films before eventually attending the University of Iowa. Three days post-graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles where countless PA gigs (including one in the wardrobe department for Castaway) and unpaid internships paved the way to a job as a manager’s assistant.
Through his years managing, producing, directing and writing in the entertainment industry, Volk-Weiss has negotiated deals with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, History, and many more. He’s grown Nacelle’s comedy house, Comedy Dynamics, into the nation’s largest independent producer and distributor of stand up comedy. Volk-Weiss’ vision involves showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through Nacelle’s signature documentary filmmaking style and unique approach to storytelling.
“Wherever we need to be tomorrow, we go there today,” he says. “We don’t wait for culture to catch up. We try to stay a few steps ahead.”
Along the way, Brian and Nacelle Company have been featured by Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Rolling Stone, AV Club, The New York Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Polygon, and Gizmodo, while Daily Variety named him in its Impact Report on “Tube Titans.”
Today, he oversees a staff of over 100, while the company’s Burbank headquarters boasts everything from a camera house and podcast studio, to a full post-production line. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.