JTWO Chicago Works with We Raise Foundation

Our team had the opportunity to work with We Raise foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty, violence, and inequality in Chicago communities.


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.


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JTWO [INC]ubator Project - "Barre None" Wins 3 Awards

Barre None Steals the Show

This award season, a former intern of ours, Maria Cantu, completely stole the show! High on cloud nine with her documentary Barre None, the soon to be Temple graduate took home 2 Gold ADDY Awards for Best of Show and Best Cinematography under the student category, along with Best Student Documentary at the 2019 Louix Awards.

In her short documentary, Maria tells the captivating and beautiful story of a young ballerina who is able to push through the harsh realities and overbearing pressures of the dancing world with unconditional love for the art.

Having carefully developed the [INC]ubator Project for over 3 years now, we are overjoyed to see an outcome like this for an extremely deserving intern and look forward to what future years will bring.


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 Wins 4 Louix Awards + Opens Show

2019 LOUIX AWARDS

Our team was back at the  Louix Awards this year opening the show for the SECOND year in a row with our short film, Two Lou’s One Club! We also picked up some new hardware for some of our recent work – winning four Louix Awards in total.

WINNER

Product Design | Online Campaign

Victus Baseball


Victus is one of the leading wooden bat manufacturers in the world and used by Pro players in the US and Japan. They tasked us with expanding their product offerings and redefining their brand, entirely.  After establishing a new brand direction, our team got to work designing t-shirts, hoodies, hats, knob stickers and batting gloves. We designed everything down to the tags and packaging. [Some of which we can’t even show you….yet].

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WINNER

Video Promotional

This is Lou


This is Lou, a short film produced as the show open for the 2018 Louix Awards, follows the story of a piece of shit from Philadelphia named Lou who finds himself in a precarious situation with some of the most ruthless cutthroat killers in the City of Brotherly Love.

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WINNER

Best Student Documentary

JTWO [INC]ubator - Barre None


 “Barre None” created under the JTWO [INC]ubator Project is a short documentary that tells the captivating and beautiful story of a young ballerina who is able to push through the harsh realities and overbearing pressures of the dancing world, with her unconditional love for the art.

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Opening the Show


We received such an amazing response last year that we knew this year’s opener had to be even bigger and crazier, taking everything to the next level. More action, more comedy, and more insanity. When the credits roll we want the audience to turn to the person next to them and say, “what the hell did I just watch?”

Enter, Tricky Ricky.

This year’s film, titled Two Lou’s. One Club. is a twelve-minute direct sequel to last year’s opener, picking up the plot where we left off one year later. An 80’s inspired action comedy on steroids, the film pits Philadelphia’s entire creative community against one another, riffing on classic films like Jean Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport and featuring everything from rooftop fight clubs to underground boxing.

Two Lou’s. One Club. is a stylistic action comedy about Philadelphia’s underground creative community vying for the coveted top spot within the city. This short film debuted at the 2019 Louix Awards, opening the show.

Behind The Scenes

Cast

Frank Halbiger

Ginger Kochmer

Dave Wright

Rick Angeli

Zachary Haines

JTWO Squad

Jesse Kahn

Rick DiDonato

Deardorff

Hanlan

Agency M

High Heels & Bananas

Matthew Paul

Dom Luza

Kyle Luza

Brownies Irish Pub

Bleu Martini

Northern Liberties Rec Center

#SquadDeep


Of course, our team had to make a cameo!


Crew

Writer + Director: Justin Jarrett

Executive Producer: Travis Capacete

Producer: Brittany Bonanno

DP: Chris Harley

DP/ AC: Maria Vattimo

Camera Op: Jay Miller

AC: Alex Siwik

AC: Justin Williams

Grip Team: Federal Grip

Location Sound: Jelani Thomas

Set Design: Gillian Speers

Voiceover: Joey Eyes

BTS Photographer: Elle Chernaskey

PA: Omar Alqahtani

PA: Derrick Kim

PA: Brynn Antaran

Color Correction: Jason Druss


JTWO Wins 10 Addy Awards

2019 Philadelphia ADDY Awards

After opening the show with our sequel to last year’s “This is Lou” short film and taking home four awards at last month’s One Club Philadelphia Louix Awards, we capped off the award show season with ten wins at the Philadelphia ADDY Awards. Winning three Golds – two in Cinematography and one in Best of Show and seven Silvers, including wins in Video Editing, Internet Commercial, Social Media Campaign, Cinematography Campaign, Internet Campaign Non-Broadcast Audio/ Visual, and Cinematography. Our former intern even took home, Best in Show for Student Films for her JTWO [INC]ubator Project. Check out the winning projects below.

WINNER

GOLD ADDY | Cinematography

 

SILVER ADDY | Video Editing

 

This is Lou


 This is Lou, a short film produced as the show open for the 2018 Louix Awards, follows the story of a piece of shit from Philadelphia named Lou who finds himself in a precarious situation with some of the most ruthless cutthroat killers in the City of Brotherly Love.

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WINNER

SILVER ADDY  |   Internet Commercial

 

SILVER ADDY  |  Social Media Campaign

 

SILVER ADDY  |  Cinematography Campaign

 

SILVER ADDY  |  Internet Campaign

 

Victus Baseball


Victus is one of the leading wooden bat manufacturers in the world and used by Pro players in the US and Japan. They tasked us with expanding their product offerings and redefining their brand, entirely.  After establishing a new brand direction, our team got to work designing t-shirts, hoodies, hats, knob stickers and batting gloves. We designed everything down to the tags and packaging. [Some of which we can’t even show you….yet].

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WINNER

SILVER ADDY | Non-Broadcast Audio/ Visual

 

Lost Boyz Chicago


Our team partnered with New York City-based non-profit organization Laureus USA to produce a mini-documentary about Chicago’s Lost Boyz Inc., a non-profit organization committed to decreasing violence and improving the social and emotional conditions of the youth in Chicago’s South Shore community through baseball and softball.

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WINNER

GOLD ADDY | Best of Show

 

GOLD ADDY | Cinematography

 

JTWO [INC]ubator Project - Barre None


 “Barre None” created under the JTWO [INC]ubator Project is a short documentary that tells the captivating and beautiful story of a young ballerina who is able to push through the harsh realities and overbearing pressures of the dancing world, with her unconditional love for the art.

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WINNER

SILVER ADDY | Cinematography

 

JTWO.tv REEL


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