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!
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!!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.