the company

Space Shank Media is an entertainment production company, focusing on developing, producing, and marketing TV and online content.

Writer-Producers Robert Gustafson and Alec McNayr, founded the company in 2007.

our work
my roommate the cylon
flipper nation
hollywood rumble

the guys in charge

Originally from Vermont, Robert Gustafson (left) holds a B.A. in Television and Film from Boston University. He has produced and directed several short films, and has served as a producer on many reality TV shows, most recently American Idol and American Idol Extra.

Alec McNayr (right) is a writer, producer, graphic designer, and marketing strategist (whew!). He was recently named to the International Academy of Web Television, the voting body for the Streamy Awards. In addition to his work as a writer, he has led creative online marketing strategies for ten years, notably for Pepperdine University and Mann Theatres.

Both Alec and Robert live in the Los Angeles area.

frequently asked questions

What is a "space shank?"

The term finds its origins in our years of performing comedy improv.

When an actor mimes holding an object, you leave space in your hand for that object's mass. Therefore, you might say that a guy is holding a "space gun," or a "space toothbrush." In many of our scenes, people were killed by receiving a "space shank."

Of course, without the space, we'd just be "Shank Media," which sounds like a maker of prison training videos (which we wouldn't be above doing, mind you).

infrequently asked questions

Do you lift with machines or free weights?

Neither. Our bodies are naturally muscular and toned.

What is the capital of Venezuela?