The Lost Boyz of Chicago was recently named an official selection as a Documentary Short in the 2020 Beloit International Film Festival. Located in Beloit, Wisconsin, BIFF is a ten day tribute to independent film from around the world.  Residents and visitors gather to view over 100 films, and even get the opportunity to meet filmmakers from throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. BIFF celebrates filmmakers in all genres and we could not be more excited to be honored as an official selection in the Documentary Short category. The Lost Boyz of Chicago will be playing Saturday, February 22nd at 12:00 pm and Saturday, February 29th at 5:00 pm. Read more about The Lost Boyz of Chicago below and buy tickets here.



About the Lost Boyz

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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.


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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Client: Laureus USA
Production: JTWO

Producer: Conor Hare

Director: Justin Jarrett

DP: Maria Vattimo 

AC: Aaron Preusch

Location Sound: AJ Olestad

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