My incubator project is something I thought long and hard about. I wanted to document something that I truly cared about and for me it’s stand-up comedy. It’s something that connects the world, but the question that I wanted to answer was “Why do people do it, and how do they get started?”

It was awesome being able to talk to someone like Chip Chantry who has so much experience in the comedy industry. His insight really helped pull the film together and opened the door to explore so much more with our 2nd interviewee Sam Silverman. I really appreciated Sam’s openness and contribution to the film!

In terms of crafting the project, my pitch took many different turns. I think in many ways that is what I enjoyed so much about this project and documentary filmmaking as a whole. You never know what is going to happen while working through the process, but you have to keep going and continue to tell the stories that need to be heard.

The Incubator Project was a truly amazing experience. It was certainly a challenge, but I feel it was great preparation for what its like working in this industry. Learning the proper editing workflow and post production aspect is what I found to be the best aspect for my future projects and career. Very thankful for the experience!


I’m Mark, a student at Temple University for Film and Media Arts. I am passionate about creating films that tell great stories and move people. 

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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