Not-On-Sundays

JTWO Produces Commercial for Responsibility.org


PROJECT DETAILS

We recently partnered with our long-time Projects That Matter partners Responsibility.org to produce a commercial titled, “Not on Sundays.” This spot was produced for several states that currently do not prohibit liquor sales on Sundays. It can be seen on web-based platforms such as Youtube in select southern states. Responsibility.org gave our team an opportunity to be creative with the script, which in return let our crew have a lot of fun with the production in this spot. We even had the chance to have some of our Jtwo crew members make cameos in it as well!

NOT ON SUNDAYS


Client: Responsiblity.org

Our team partnered up with Responsibility.org to produce a witty commercial for several states on prohibiting liquor sales on Sundays

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Lost Boyz Doc winner at Prairie State Film Festival

The Lost Boyz of Chicago was recently awarded “Best Film” selection in the 2020 Prairie State Film Festival. The documentary director Justin Jarrett, also received a nomination for “Best Director”.  Located in DeKalb, Illinois, The Prairie State Film Festival was founded in 2011 as a multi-genre film festival offering awards in several categories, and includes one award dedicated to films made at least in part in the great state of Illinois. We are proud to to have been selected for “Best Film” for this year’s festival.  Read more about The Lost Boyz of Chicago below.

 

About the Lost Boyz Doc

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After serving a short term in prison, LaVonte Stewart, a lifelong south side resident and founder of Lost Boyz Inc., became inspired to give back to his community’s youth. Through baseball and softball training, he helps provide a safe space where he can teach leadership and life lessons to neighborhood kids. We were humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to share their stories and tell about how LaVonte and the Lost Boyz are changing the south side of Chicago for good.

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With only three days of filming we made it our mission to really immerse ourselves into the south side culture and come to know the Lost Boyz family. We could not thank LaVonte and the players enough for being so vulnerable and trusting of our team with their stories.

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Credits

Client: Laureus USA
Production: JTWO

Producer: Conor Hare

Director: Justin Jarrett

DP: Maria Vattimo 

AC: Aaron Preusch

Location Sound: AJ Olestad

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.


JTWO and Fred's Footsteps Tell Inspiring Story of Jaelyn Brown


PROJECT DETAILS

Our team was absolutely thrilled to work with Fred’s Footsteps again to tell the story of Jaelyn Brown. We travelled to Sicklerville, NJ to sit down with Jaelyn and her family. After finding out that she had liver cancer and needed a double amputation of her legs, Jaelyn needed all the help she could get. After her mother left work to care for her, Fred’s Footsteps  helped the family financially while Jaelyn fought hard to recover. Directed by Maria Cantu, this video is one of many stories we’ve been able to share with Fred’s Footsteps. We are humbled and honored to be able to tell the story of Jaelyn Brown with the world.

"MEET THE BROWN FAMILY"


Client: Fred's Footsteps

Watch the incredible story of Jaelyn’s Journey.

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JTWO Produces LISC Chicago's Hoops in the Hood Brand Film


PROJECT DETAILS

LISC Chicago and State Farm came to us through our Projects That Matter Initiative this year and tasked us to produce a brand video for the 13th Annual Hoops in the Hood City Wide Tournament. Hoops in the Hood brings together 17 Chicago communities by the power of organizational basketball. Hoops in the Hood creates safe spaces for youth to interact and build positive relationships with peers and caring adults while making visible use of public spaces and fostering a sense of community. Over the last 13 years, it has positively impacted thousands of Chicago kids and given them a safe place to play organized basketball games across the city of Chicago. 

LISC Chicago - "Hoops In The Hood"


Client: LISC Chicago

We teamed up with LISC Chicago and State Farm to write and produce the Hoops in the Hood brand video for their 13th Annual City Wide Tournament in Downtown Chicago.

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JTWO Creates New Work For National Constitution Center


PROJECT DETAILS

The National Constitution Center tasked us to create a Conglomerate video and to showcase two special programs they host for the youth of our country. The two programs are known as the “National Constitution Center Exchange Program” and the “National Constitution Center Ambassador Program”. These videos show a more in-depth background of the rich history that is the National Constitution Center. The programs bring together young teens from all over the United States to have enhanced conversations, gain knowledge, and spread how our ancestors built the United States of America from the ground up.

National Constitution Center : Conglomerate Video


The National Constitution Center tasked us to help tell the story of the Constitution Exchange Program and the Ambassadors Program.

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National Constitution Center: Exchange Program


The Ambassador program is a four hour educational experience where students from different high schools are given a tour through the National Constitution Center and then invited to have a discussion on a constitutional topic.

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National Constitution Center: Ambassador Program


The National Constitution Center’s Exchange Program allows students from different high schools to have complex and in depth discussions about the Constitution.

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Boston University - Global China Initiative


PROJECT DETAILS

Our crew spent five days with Boston Universities Global Development Policy Center’s Postdoctoral candidates, interviewing the research and studies they have done on the Global China Initiative. The GDP Center’s Global China Initiative examines the extent to which Chinese overseas development finance can help trigger a transformation toward a greener and more socially inclusive world economy. We had an incredible time meeting each and every candidate we interviewed and learned so much from the hard work they are putting in at Boston University.

GLOBAL CHINA INITIATIVE


Client: Boston University

Our crew partnered with Boston University to produce their Global Development Policy Center’s research video on the Global China Initiative.

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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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Giving Back Through Projects That Matter

Happy Giving Tuesday

When the concept of the Projects That Matter Initiative (PTM) sprouted in 2009, we knew it could create positive change. Unbeknownst to us, the coming years would bring unprecedented inspiration fueled by the energy and passion from the incredible people we meet. Their infectious kindness, optimism, and warmth is powerful. This kind of altruism is integral for the betterment of our world. We deeply admire the individuals, families, nonprofits, and organizations we have been fortunate enough to work with. As we continue this journey, we strive to give all that we can.

The PTM Initiative provides professional digital media services to Non-Profits at a discounted rate. We feel giving back is essential in cultivating stable and productive communities. PTM is our driving force to live out that mission.  Through visual storytelling, we capture the stories of our clients so others can vicariously step into the shoes of another. As Mr. Rogers once said, “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.” The people we have worked with make compelling impacts within their communities. Telling their story through PTM is our way to give back.

Recently, PTM has had the opportunity to collaborate with both new and old clients, who’s companies have each had a tremendous impact on their communities. Here are their stories. 

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Laureus + Lost Boyz

After serving a short term in prison, Lavonte Stewart decided to use baseball and softball as an approach to support the youth of Chicago’s South Shore community. The implemented programs within Lost Boyz has encouraged youth to engage in the community instead of turning to detrimental patterns. Serving 144 youth in 2018, Lost Boyz gives back by improving the lives of not only the youth, but their families and communities. We wanted to tell their story because of the dedication and kindness that Stewart and the Lost Boyz community exudes. The impressive effort put forth to help the youth community epitomizes the PTM mission.

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FAAR

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) aims to eliminate impaired driving by starting a conversation. Through avenues like celebrity campaigns, countrywide statistics, and online resolutions, FAAR informs and encourages individuals to exemplify responsibility. Responsibility.org offers ample information, including comprehensive solutions and resources, to facilitate a healthy and safe community. Through PTM, we show how much FAAR cares about fulfilling their mission. They are committed in what they believe and are unwavering in helping others make better choices. With passion, they give back by fighting back against impaired driving and consequently saving lives.

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Mission First Housing Group

Mission First Housing Groups’ mission is to develop and manage affordable, safe, and sustainable homes for people in need with a focus on the vulnerable. They ensure our residents have access to resources to help them live independently. Every year we collaborate with Mission First Housing Group to document and share the story of one of the amazing individuals they offer aid to throughout the year. PTM collaborated with this organization so others could discover the benevolence of Mission First. Not only is this organization combating homelessness, they are unifying people. The work that this organization does effectively improves the lives of so many and we are grateful to be a part of their mission.

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Fred’s Footsteps 

Fred’s Footsteps is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to otherwise financially stable families facing a child’s hospitalization. They provide a funding bridge to working families for a period of one year to help them adjust to their child’s changing needs.We have worked with Fred’s Footsteps through PTM for three years now, but their dedication and commitment to relieving the worries of others never ceases to amaze us.

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We are awe-inspired by the people within these organizations that are dedicated to positive change. The impact caused by these individuals is invaluable to the health and growth of the people and places we care about. At the Projects That Matter Initiative, we are whole-hearted in bringing inspiring stories to others. This to us, is giving back. 

If you would like to learn more about our Projects That Matter Initiative and how we can help your organization tell their story, please contact us today or click on the “Learn More” button below.


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 Releases For Aaron: The Documentary for Free

Nine years ago we released our award-winning feature film, For Aaron: The Documentary which showcased the heartwarming true story of three friends cycling across America to keep one final promise to their fallen friend. The trip covered 17 states, 6000 miles, two support vehicles, and took 65 days but, like Aaron lives in our hearts forever.

Our Director Justin Jarrett has decided to release the documentary for free. Previously all proceeds were going directly to the Aaron Klinger Memorial Scholarship fund at Milton High School, but now must be sent directly to the school. Please address all future donations here: 700 Mahoning Street • Milton, PA 17847.

This project was made possible through our Projects That Matter Initiative. 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 Helps Bringing Hope Home Celebrate 10 Years

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through their Light of Hope Family Grant Program, they offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. We have worked with Bringing Hope Home since 2010 as part of our Projects That Matter Initiative, and this year they are celebrating 10 years as an organization!

17th Annual Great Guys Dinner

This year marks the 17th Annual Great Guys Dinner, a fundraising event that celebrates BHH’s mission of Unexpected Amazingness by gathering the donors, supporters and families they serve. We worked with BHH to produce two separate spots on Great Guy of the Year Dr. Kevin Fox, and Volunteers of the Year Mark McNamara and Ted McCullough.

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.