James Brechney was School Captain of Barrenjoey High in 2001 and completed the HSC with a UAI of 96.45. In order to secure the school captaincy he made this ridiculous video with some good friends using 2 VCRs and PC:
Ironically (Britney Spears?) it managed to squash most of the gay rumours circulating around the school and . It was a good thing though - in year 12 he and his female counterpart Alex (hey gurrrlll!) headed the successful 'Barrenjoey to the Bridge' campaign which involved the students leaders walking from Barrenjoey High School to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and raised $13,000 needed for lighting for the new school hall. No BER back then.
James went on to study Law and Business Administration and Macquarie University and became Vice President of the national body of the Australian Law Students Association. He worked for a number of years as a clerk in the Supreme Court of NSW and then in a boutique conveyancing firm in Paddington, Sydney. This is very good language spin meaning he never really finished his law degree because Youtube got invented and destroyed is attention span.
He has since broken away from the law/studying/serious stuff, focussing on his strong passion for radio, comedy & social media. He is currently the afternoon voice of digital radio station OXLive and hosts his weekly comedy radio show on Northside Radio 99.3 which has so far featured Wil Anderson, The Vines, Chris Crocker, Anthony Callea, Casey Donovan as well as a myriad of local artists. He travelled to Malaysia to video blog for Australia's Channel [V] and has also occasionally appeared on Australian Idol, Ready Steady Cook, the Fitzy and Wippa Nova Breakfast Show, The Bolt Report & Sunrise. He is the World Movies Channel 'B Grade' short film winner and the Peats Ridge Festival best fancy dress winner 2 years running and fancy dress reigning champion of the Secret Garden Music Festival.
In 2012 he was the MC for the Vancouver Retro Film Festival. In 2013 he went all kinds of viral with his global #DIYrainbow campaign. He is currently the resident MC for Lebowski Bash Australia and Sydney Retro Cinema.