Jouska Productions was founded by John Becker, but it's taken the talents of many artists to get this started. We create films that emphasize strong writing and acting, creating as much revenue as possible while keeping costs low. This seems like an obvious business model, but quality writing and fiscal frugality are less common in film than one might hope.
John Becker has juggled life in film, theatre, and music with teaching the arts to children and adults.
He has won three Individual Artist's Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. He was asked to write a play for the One-Minute Play Festival at Round House Theatre. His musical, Everything I Do, was read at the Kennedy Center, chosen for a workshop at Artist's
Bloc, and performed at the Atlas in DC to excellent reviews. He was commissioned by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in NY to co-write and co-direct the book trailer for Susan Coll's The Stager. His play Summit Meeting was performed at the Kennedy Center for a festival, where it was awarded 1st place by audience vote.
John has had plays performed four years in a row at the Source Theatre in DC and had a play performed Off-Broadway at the Emerging Artists Theatre in New York. He has also had plays performed at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, the Writer's Center, Company 13, the Run of the Mill Theatre (for which they won a Greater Baltimore Theatre Award), the Human Rights Arts Festival for Amnesty International, and many others.
Our goal at Jouska is to create films and series' that 1. offer quality entertainment that makes you feel differently about life and 2. create a business model that rewards artists directly.