Bitter Jester Creative
838 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035     847.433.8660

Chicago Video Production
since 2001

14
Years!

Comic Thread profiled in Chicago Tribune!

January 8, 2010

Bitter Jester's 12-year-old sketch comedy troupe, The Comic Thread, was profiled in a recent Chicago Tribune Article by Blair Chavis. TCT was selected to perform live at the 9th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival! Being chosen for Chicago Sketchfest puts TCT among the best-of-the-best sketch comedy troupes in North America!

TCT will be appearing live ONE "NIGHT" ONLY: Sunday, January 10 at 4:00 pm at the Theatre Building Chicago, 1255 W. Belmont (South Stage)! Buy tickets by calling 773.327.5252 or visit TicketMaster!

Original Sketch Comedy!

November 26, 2009

Bitter Jester's nearly 12-year-old sketch comedy troupe, The Comic Thread, was selected to perform live at the 9th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival! Being chosen for Chicago Sketchfest puts The Comic Thread (TCT) among the best-of-the-best sketch comedy troupes in North America!

TCT will be appearing live ONE "NIGHT" ONLY: Sunday, January 10th at 4:00 pm at the Theatre Building Chicago, 1255 W. Belmont, on the South Stage! Tickets go on sale online starting mid-December!!

Our Latest Film Reviewed!

October 18, 2009

Bitter Jester recently completed production of a short film, "Arch of Repose," directed by Jan Bartoszek (a dance-for-the-camera/exploration of movement) this past summer. Here is what Zachary Whittenburg from The Windy City Times had to say:

"Arch of Repose, shot beachside, is a rushing dream of a film based upon a concert work from 2007. Repose's anti-gravity cinematography, by Dan Kullman of Bitter Jester Creative, amplifies the dancers' tumbling over one another into a horizontal avalanche." (read more)

The full début of Repose (in tandem with Nadia Oussenko's "On Falling..." (also shot by Kullman) premiers Nov. 11 at 7:30pm at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport.

Bitter Jester Wins Seven Telly Awards!

June 24, 2009

We are so unbelievably thrilled to announce that Bitter Jester Creative has won seven 2009 Telly Awards in various categories including Short Documentary, Corporate Documentary, and Not-for-Profit Documentary!

"The Emmy Awards of the Advertising World," The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programming, as well as non-broadcast productions.

More information on the specific projects that have been honored by this prestigious award will be coming soon.

Bitter Jester Wins Three Hermes Creative Awards!

April 28, 2009

We are proud to announce that Bitter Jester was a distinguished recipient of two 2009 Hermes Creative Awards for our documentary productions as well as an Honorable Mention!

Founded fourteen years ago, the Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. Judges are industry professionals who look for talent that exceeds a high standard of excellence and work that serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Click here for the trailer to our documentary about an abstract artist that won a Platinum Hermes Award and click here for the short documentary we produced about Second City actor Tim O'Malley that won a Gold Hermes Award.

A trailer for the third winning film (which received an Honorable Mention), a short documentary about underage drinking called “Our Stories,” is available through the LEAD website by clicking here! You can also order a copy of the entire film through the same link.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Jonas Gerard trailer also won a 2008 Bronze Telly Award as well as a 2009 Gold Aurora Award in the Documentary Trailer category. Our Stories was also a 2009 Gold Aurora Award winner in the Short Documentary category. While it was still a work-in-progress, the Ti m O. documentary was a 2007 Editor's Choice Award recipient from Crackle dot com.

Bitter Jester Wins Three Aurora Awards!

March 25, 2009

We are proud to announce that Bitter Jester was a distinguished recipient of three 2008 Aurora Gold Awards for our documentary productions!

Founded twelve years ago, the Aurora Awards are an independent film and video competition for commercials, cable programming, documentaries, industrial, instructional, and corporate videos. Productions are judged on technical execution, message effectiveness, and creativity. Read the full story for links to the films!

Click here for the 2007 Student Honor video and click here for the trailer to our documentary about an abstract artist that won! The Jonas Gerard trailer also won a 2008 Telly Award.

A trailer for the third winning film, a short documentary about underage drinking called “Our Stories,” is available through the LEAD website by clicking here! You can also order a copy of the entire film through the same link.

BJC is in The Daily Herald!

February 14, 2009

Jim Kendall's column in Friday's Daily Herald (Feb 13, 2009) encompasses Bitter Jester's collective thoughts about running a small business in today's difficult economic environment.

Click here to read the column and let us know what you think!

Feel free to e-mail us at [mail]bjc@bitterjester.com[/mail] or call 847.433.8660!

Bitter Jester Wins Two Telly Awards!

December 19, 2008

We are proud to announce that Bitter Jester was a distinguished recipient of two 2008 Telly Awards for documentary production!

Founded thirty years ago, the Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials & programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web.

Click here for the short documentary about an abstract artist, and click here for the corporate image video that won!