Premiering a JMK Life Film

Whether it’s a feature-length Hollywood-sized production with special effects or an intimate portrait of a couple on their wedding anniversary, every one of our movies reflects a lot of hard work, heart, and creativity. This all makes premiere night a very special event!


I was new at JMK Life Films when I had the privilege of screening one of our movies for a Bat Mitzvah. This particular movie was a documentary style portrait of our client: a spunky, opinionated teenage girl who maybe wasn’t 100% sure she wanted to be in a movie.


Nevertheless, she cooperated and started to enjoy the process. We interviewed her friends and family, wove in pictures & home video, and added graphics and movie clips. The result was a true portrait of this lovely young lady’s life filled with humor and touching moments.


In true Hollywood fashion, this party was at Sony Studios (complete with a personalized marquee) and screened at a theater on the lot. The projectionist, a seasoned old-timer, ran a test run of the movie before the audience arrived. He enjoyed it so much that he ran it again! I began to suspect we had a hit on our hands.


Soon, a few hundred guests arrived, settled into their seats, and the lights were dimmed. The audience laughed in all of the right spots and their applause was thunderous. It was thrilling to watch this movie with our client, her friends, and family. Our Life Film brought more joy and laughter to an already celebratory occasion. Our client’s parents had given her the most generous of gifts. This movie will be a lasting document of who she was as a young girl, and I can only imagine how much fun it will be for her to share this with her own children.

HQ Creative Office Shoot

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to capture the beauty of this new space, completely re-designed by HQ Creative Office.  They converted this old warehouse into a striking and unique work environment, incorporating a designer kitchen, a chic bar, a large projection screen with an interior grandstand, as well huge office spaces flooded with natural light.


I was quite inspired by this structure to shoot still photographs as Jason and the crew were shooting the video.  Photography has become one of my passions in life.  In our many travels, my wife and I utilize our artistic backgrounds to capture the wonders of the world with our cameras.  Throughout Europe, I have taken photos of everything from cathedrals, monuments and squares to the countryside, vistas, mountains and lakes.  Of those, my architectural photos are some of my favorites.  Clearly, this project was right in my wheelhouse and an enjoyable challenge.  Jason let me loose to hunt out the best angles for shots in the video.  And some of my stills motivated what they ultimately captured.  This kind of collaboration, with a keen attention to detail, raised the project to an even higher level.  This is what we aim for on every JMK Corporate video.


See more of the shoot and more stills of this impressively designed space…