Gregor Jordan directs branded entertainment for Qantas

Gregor Jordan (Two Hands, Unthinkable) will be the series director of a new 22 part comedy series part-funded by Qantas and Tourism New Zealand.

The Great Crusade is a based on Toby Withers, a 39 year-old former squash champion and sports journalist for Highly Strung Magazine, a publication for ‘non-tennis racquet sports’, that has decided to broaden its horizons into rugby, and into television, just in time for New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup.

The show will produced as 22 episodes in forty days with a team including Nathan Earl (The Chasers War on Everything), Nick Hayden and Nick McDougal (both of Hungry Beast) and will star Phil Lloyd (Review with Myles Barlow, At Home With Julia) who will also co-write the episodes.

Named after and set around the Great Crusade, a 25 deep convoy of luxury campers, episodes will include real Wallabies supporters, ex-wallabies, musicians, comedians and competition winners who won their slot by uploading a video to the Great Crusade website.

The Great Crusade is the work of Sydney agency Wonder with production house Finch. Episodes will screen on Qantas inflight entertainment, online at – hosted by Qantas, and both News Digital and Fairfax Digital, as well as Telstra mobile content platforms and T-Box sets.


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