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JTWO Collaborates with FIRE on Mighty Ira Documentary


We recently partnered with The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to assist in the post production process for their feature length documentary, Mighty IraBased on the life of Ira Glasser, the former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, this film chronicles his life story and the events surrounding the ACLU when a party of Neo Nazis decided to march on Skokie, Illinois to protest the desegregation of their neighborhoods. Part of the Projects That Matter initiative, the Mighty Ira documentary raises the question: Does the first amendment of the United States constitution protect the free speech of hate groups such as Nazis? Such a complex question requires an even more complex answer, one which Ira Glasser and other ACLU members beautifully articulate throughout the length of the film. Featuring interviews from lawyers, activists, and holocaust survivors, this film is sure to inspire questions about liberty, protest, and individual rights.

 

Mighty Ira can be found streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube Movies and is coming soon to Blu-ray DVD.


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JTWO Premieres TV Show on Discovery Channel


We recently premiered the TV Show, Life Aid: A Story of Hope on the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, and American Heroes Channel. In partnership with Al Roker Entertainment and the Life Aid Research Institute, production began before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, while the post production was completed remotely from our editors’ homes. The special follows the story of several veterans and first responders, as well as their struggles with PTSD, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Abandoned by the country for which they sacrificed so much,  many of these heroes and their families felt that hope wasn’t even a possibility. But thanks to Life Aid, they now have a reason to believe in a better future. With access to neurological healthcare and many different mental health services, recovery isn’t just a dream anymore.

This project is very sentimental to our crew. In addition to being our first full length television feature, our team believed this was a story that needed to be shared. We are grateful for the opportunity to help give our service members a voice on a national stage. During production, we were able to film many incredible interviews that gave our crew new perspectives on sacrifice, pain, and the human spirit. We hope that this story will inspire you as much as it inspired us.

We were happy to premiere this special on the Discovery channel and its sister stations Science Channel and American Heroes Channel. Director Justin Jarrett states, “…growing up I always loved Discovery and early on it was actually a dream of mine to work for the network as a young filmmaker, so it’s been fun watching everything come full circle, especially on a project that I so deeply care about.”

Paco's Story

RETIRED 82ND AIRBORNE PARATROOPER

After losing numerous close friends while on tour overseas, retired Airborne Paratrooper, Paco, has struggled with PTSD and depression which has led to thoughts of suicide.

After struggling with the way medications made him feel, Paco seeks alternative methods of treatment such as Yoga and Hyberbaric treatment in order to find peace.

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JTWO KICKS OFF 10 YEAR CELEBRATION WITH PHILLY AD NEWS COVER


In celebration of our tenth year as a company, JTWO was featured as the cover story in the September-October issue of Philly Ad News. Covering our humble beginnings, milestone projects, and goals for the future, the article gives readers a glimpse into the life of JTWO. Philly Ad News’ article does an excellent job at covering how we have been approaching our tenth year of business amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as how we’ve been navigating the second national economic recession in our company’s history. A global pandemic and stock market crash weren’t exactly what we had in mind when anticipating what our ten year anniversary was going to look like, but we’ve never been known to back down from a fight. And we’re glad Philly Ad News is right beside us as we face this challenge head on.

Philly Ad News is the premiere source of information of what’s happening in the creative industry in Philadelphia. Ranging from production companies to news stations and marketing firms, Philly Ad News is home to all things advertising. Since we are long time members ourselves, we love supporting Philly Ad News and their mission for the city. Following our friends and colleagues in featured articles has always been a pleasure. Now, JTWO is honored to be featured as the cover story for this month’s edition, and we’re excited to share this wonderful article with you.


"Ever since JTWO burst onto the Philadelphia film scene in 2010, they've made waves in the industry"

- Philly Ad News