JTwo Visits Uber for Handicap Car Launch Event

Our team partnered with Uber to document an event held at the Greenlight Hub in Philadelphia. Uber has just launched a new fleet of handicap accessible cars, and JTwo helped them document this release.

We were responsible for behind the scenes documentation including time-lapse, photography, and videography as well as a set of interviews.

Behind the Scenes


Helping Fred's Footsteps Thank Their Heroes

We recently teamed up with Fred’s Footsteps once again to thank their donors. The concept was that there’s a little superhero inside of everyone, including the donors that help the families of Fred’s Footsteps!

Our production team was responsible for the script, pre-production, direction, camerawork, and post production. Check out some of our other work with Fred’s Footsteps below!

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This project was made possible through our Projects That Matter Initiative.  The Projects That Matter Initiative is a Philadelphia based video production program with the mission of  providing professional digital media services to Non-Profits at a discounted rate. To learn more about how your organization can join the initiative and qualify for creative content production discounts click below.


Photoshoot for Victus Bats

Our team partnered with Victus to document their process and new workshop.

Victus is on the verge of releasing special edition bats, such as the Kraken bat for Gary Sanchez, and JTwo helped photograph what goes into making a bat in their new workspace. A shoot was also done for the Halo Top Bat.

Victus Photos


New Story

Work Featured on New Story's Website

Work Featured on New Story's Website

Global Community building charity organization, New Story has featured one of our latest Projects That Matter Initiative Collaborations with Redwood Gives Back on their website.

We recently travelled to Haiti with Redwood Gives Back to document their mission is to  build life-changing homes for families that have lost their homes in Haiti.  To help accomplish this goal, they have partnered with an amazing charity called New Story who has figured out a way to build simple concrete block homes with basic sanitation, running water and electricity for only $6,500. New Story has partnered with local organizations to secure land, hire local workers and build with local materials. So not only are they building homes for families, but also helping rebuild the economy and increase jobs for the Haitian people.

Every penny of the money donated through Redwood Gives Back to New Story will directly fund a new home. Even better, New Story will show us exactly which families we’ve helped once their new home has been fully constructed (which only takes a couple months). That means we’ll see the faces and know the names of the mom, dad, and kids we help.

To donate and watch the documentary, click the button below.


Interview with Director Justin Jarrett featured on Fundera

Interview with Justin Jarrett featured on Fundera

Our Director Justin Jarrett recently had the unique opportunity to talk about JTwo and his opinions on running a successful small business with Fundera’s Eric Goldschein.

In the interview, Justin was able to discuss strategies he’s employed to run JTwo and his feelings on how to sustain success when running a small business.

Click the link below to read the full article.


JTWO's Incubator Project Brings you "Up On Mic"

Directed by Daniel Foster

After years of doing stand up comedy, Erin Dohony has become a popular stand up comedian in the Philadelphia area. While shooting this documentary, I was able to capture her creative process, along with the inner workings of open mics.

Project Breakdown

For my Jtwo project I wanted to try something different and chose to do a documentary project on stand up comedy. The idea of using the format was enticing to me, because I had predominantly on worked on narrative short films. I knew immediately that I wanted to try something new and give the doc my own spin and trademarks in order to make it different and unique.

After pitching the idea to JTWOS Creative Director, Justin Jarrett with my idea, he was supportive but concerned that my project did not have enough meaning to it and would just be a by the numbers documentary with talking head. I took this criticism to heart and tried to find ways of using my shooting style and narrative approaches in order to make the film stand out.

I spent the next few weeks in pre-production, storyboarding, writing, and collaborating with my subject in order to ensure the project was both personal and insightful. I had my subject answer her questions prior to filming and used what she wrote to map out a storyline for the piece. I found music, tested out gear, found visual references, and worked hard to ensure that I was entering filming completely ready.

Luckily, I was able to find a few inspirations on Vimeo and youtube. Vimeo was highly influential in how I would approach the documentary format, while youtube had numerous clips and videos from films that had a similar surrealist approach.

With pre-production done, I rushed off to film Erins weekly standup at ortlieb’s. My goal was to explore the inner workings of stand up from the creative process of telling a joke, to the mindset comedians have on stage. I opened the doc with a surrealist approach. I created a soundscape prior and had Erin record her breakdown of telling a joke. I was very proud of the opening, because it set up the documentary well and had a throwback feel to early stand up. The art of stand up has always fascinated me, so the opportunity to explore it was incredibly exciting.

I recording Erin doing a few sets, then moved on to her talking head. This was one of the biggest stresses for me, because I didn’t want it to be a simple by the numbers talking head. While in pre production, i decided to use one of my favorite trademarks and have the subject talk directly to the camera. I feel talking directly to the camera creates a more personal experience and further developed a fly on the wall feel for the doc.

After filming completed, I moved on to editing. The edit started out fine, with much of my prior layout working well with what was recorded, but as I continued I soon realized it was taking on a much different feel. Erin had a lot of information that I struggled to fit into the three minute time limit. A Lot of the talking head dragged and felt unnecessary. I soon felt a little lost in my footage and struggled to find a way of getting the project into shape. After taking a long step back however, I remembered why I wanted to do this project in the first place. What goes through a comedians head on stage? How do you get a group of strangers to laugh? These questions were what I wanted to explore and soon retooled the doc to focus on those parts.

After editing for a few more days, I finished the project and couldn’t be more proud of it. It was fun trying out documentary, but also fun to see how easily a project can change from pre-production to filming. I wanted to try something new and couldn’t be more happy that I did. I now have my first documentary under my belt and am more motivated to try new storytelling techniques in the future with the medium.

Meet the Director

Daniel Foster is an independent Philadelphia Filmmaker., with a passion in narrative/sketch comedy. I enjoy explore social issues through humor and creating a dialogue on topics such as race and politics. I hope to use my sense of humor in order to bring awareness to various social issues that are apart of our everyday life.

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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JTWO Featured in Philly Ad News Magazine

JTWO CELEBRATES BIG YEAR IN FILM PRODUCTION


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Philadelphia based film production company, JTWO is celebrating its seventh and most successful year to date. With recent wins at both the ADDY & Louix Awards, JTWO continues to establish itself as one of the premiere full-service production companies in the city. Collaborating with Ad Agencies from New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC as well as producing their own original projects that have taken them as far as Haiti, Kenya, and India along with seemingly every corner of the U.S. their small but nimble production team continues to expand their creative reach.

In the past year alone, JTWO has produced national commercials, short documentaries, brand films and directed projects with NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles and worked with clients such as Bacardi, ESPN, Comcast, NFL Films, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Men’s Health, IBX and Walmart. They also continue to expand their Projects That Matter Initiative that works directly with both national and international non-profit organizations such as the United Nations, Responsibility.org and the YMCA to bring their stories to life.


JTWO Produces Healthy Delaware Commercial

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Our team partnered with AB&C Creative to create a :30 television spot for HealthyDelaware.org. The spot was created to inform Delaware residents of the link between Diabetes and Cancer as well as to encourage them get screened.

Our production team was responsible for coordinating casting, storyboarding, securing locations and permits as well as the actual production and post-production of the commercial spot. The spot was filmed on location in Delaware at a local baseball field and state park.

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