Tag: Publicity

Jpixx Springing up all over Hampton Roads

So far, 2016 has kept the entire Jpixx outfit on their toes. From the Portsmouth Public Schools Google Chromebook Launch to the TAO Sea Level Festival earlier this month, Jpixx has worked on some amazing projects with some incredible people. But don’t worry if you missed the latest — all highlights are right here, just for you.

Portsmouth Public Schools partners with Jpixx for Google Chromebook Launch

Jpixx was on location to capture the reactions of over 4,000 high schoolers the day they were gifted brand new Google Chromebooks throughout the city of Portsmouth. In conjunction with Virginia’s e-Learning Backpack Initiative and Google For Education the laptops have opened a world of opportunity for the students  to expand their education beyond the classroom.

Jpixx nabs 2016 Beacon Award at Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival

The annual TAO Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival showcased some serious talent this year and proved yet again that Norfolk’s locals know how to really bring the house down. Spearheading the festival’s digital marketing efforts was the Jpixx crew, who made a special appearance on stage to receive the 2016 Beacon Award for contributions made to TAO throughout the years. Needless to say, there were a lot of high fives that day.

Check out all the Emerging Artist performances on the Jpixx YouTube channel.

*A big congratulations to Andy Geels, the festival’s Emerging Artist Contest winner and also to Katie Howard, who was voted the audience favorite in the Jpixx online poll. As the winner of the Emerging Artist Contest Audience Poll, Howard will be receiving a free HD music video experience from Jpixx – stay tuned!

Hampton Roads

“The Tide” to make waves at NOVA Film Festival
While we’re talking music…

The city of Norfolk will be making a splash at this year’s Northern Virginia Film and Music Festival, taking place this week April 21st – 30th in the DC Metro area. Jpixx’ awarded-winning music video “The Tide” — written by Norfolk native, singer/songwriter Skye Zentz as an ode to her beloved hometown — is set to screen Monday, April 25th at the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

Help make “The Tide” Norfolk’s official anthem!

Jpixx Takes over Downtown Norfolk
Even if you haven’t seen any of our work on TV or spotted our latest projects online, you might’ve been lucky enough to have caught Jpixx in action. From the unveiling of the new Lights over Granby during First Fridays in April, helping celebrate the renovated Spirit of Norfolk at the unveiling last week to promoting the Nauticus National Maritime Center or filming with mayoral candidate “Kenny” Alexander, Jpixx has been hustling to capture Norfolk at its best.

Hampton Roads

Jpixx/In Captivity receives full feature spread in “The Beacon”

Today’s edition of the “Virginia Pilot’s Beacon” featured a full-page color article on Jpixx founders Jon and Teviya Abrahams. The article, which can be found here, goes into the creative process of their award winning film “In Captivity” and introduces further insight on future developments. You can also read the text below:

By Sandra J. Pennecke
Virginian-Pilot correspondent
© August 1, 2012

Teviya and Jon Abrahams love to tell stories.

Their latest story, “In Captivity,” is a six-minute film that was named the winner of the 48-Hour Film Project.

The competition this year had more than 3,500 teams from 100 cities around the world submit films.

Participants are given a character (Tim or Tammie), a prop (playing cards), a line of dialogue (“There’s not enough time”) and a genre (superhero).

Then they have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and score their film. Jon’s high school friend from Kansas City, Jim McCullough, joined with them on the project as one of the writers and special effects specialists.

Scenes shot across Hampton Roads – including the beach, Mount Trashmore and a parking garage in Norfolk – are seen throughout the film.

“It was a huge collaborative effort,” Jon said about the brainstorming, writing, acting and more.

“The 48 hours is like a double-edged sword because it forces you to get things done and make decisions, but it also forces you to make decisions as quickly as you can,” said Jon.

“In Captivity” was selected as the International Grand Prize winner at the Filmapalooza in New Mexico in March.

“I think one of the reasons we won was because it’s a very touching film and it really grabs you,” Teviya said. The film has a plot twist near the conclusion that deals with autism.

The film won Best Film, Honorable Mention for Directing, Best Editing and Best Special Effects.

At the end of May several members of the team – including McCullough, and Jon and Teviya Abrahams – traveled to the Cannes Film Festival.

Dressed in black tie and gown, the couple briefly walked the red carpet, attended screenings, met filmmakers from around the world, stayed in a villa in a nearby town, and soaked in the celebration.

“It’s an amazing feeling of validity that something I’m passionate about is recognized by people in the industry,” Jon said.

The couple met while both were attending the University of Missouri.

“We’ve always been a great team,” said Teviya, noting Jon plays the piano while she sings.

Teviya, 32, studied art education and Jon, 31, majored in photojournalism. They graduated in 2002 and it’s been a whirlwind of delving into the field, entering competitions and becoming parents to their son, Nova, who is now 14 months old. Jon works on video and photography with Jpixx Films.

This is not the first time they have entered the 48-Hour Film Project. They won for their film, “Passion Fruit,” in 2010.

Jon is busy working on his next big idea and said a feature film is in his future. They also plan to enter the Sundance Film Festival.

“We are on some kind of wave, a momentum,” Teviya said.

“What does this mean for our future, if this is something we can do in 48 hours?” Jon said.

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