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

Chicago Video Production
since 2001

14
Years!

Videos - Public Service

Trailer for "Our Stories" Underage Drinking Documentary

BJC Video
Client:
LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs)
Producer:
LEAD & Bitter Jester Creative
Awards:
2009 Bronze Telly Award, 2009 Silver Davey Award, 2009 Silver Communicator Award, 2009 Gold Aurora Award, 2009 Hermes Creative Award (Honorable Mention), 1st Place, Public Service Documentary at the Gorton Film Festival, required viewing at LFHS
Format:
DV
Runtime:
1 min 58 sec

This online trailer promotes a short documentary we produced in association with LEAD, a Lake Forest, IL-based 501c(3) organization focused on raising awareness about teen drug and alcohol use . The short documentary itself (available for sale here) has gone on to win four trophy awards (an Aurora, a Telly, a Communicator, and a Davey), was a runner-up for a 2008 Hermes Award, won "Best Public Service Documentary" at the First Annual Gorton Film Festival in 2009, is mandatory viewing for all Lake Forest Jr. High teachers, and has been incorporated into the official curriculum at Lake Forest High School. Needless to say, we are very proud of this piece! The musical score (composed by Philip Glass) is used with permission.

Highland Park Chamber of Commerce - Meet the Honorees '09

BJC Video
Client:
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce
Format:
DV
Runtime:
16 min 45 sec

This short documentary was commissioned by the local Chamber of Commerce in 2008. Created in homage to some of the short documentaries of Errol Morris, it showcases high school students honored at an annual dinner. The production allowed the audience to get a sense of the nominees' personalities... and: it's just plain fun!

Highland Park Chamber of Commerce - Meet The Honorees '08

BJC Video
Client:
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce
Awards:
2010 Bronze Telly Award, 2010 Gold Communicator Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
19 min 32 sec

This short documentary was commissioned by the local Chamber of Commerce in 2008. Created in homage to some of the short documentaries of Errol Morris, it showcases high school students honored at an annual dinner. The production allowed the audience to get a sense of the nominees' personalities . . . and: it's just plain fun!