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February 25, 2013

Big news, we officially have our own studio for Distract Chicago Productions! We're located in Lakeview right off the ol' Addison Brown Line stop. We've been getting the space ready all month, and will have more info soon about our new capabilities!

January 17, 2013

We got a big year coming up here at Distract Chicago Productions with all sorts of exciting projects starting in the near future! In the meantime, we got two new videos that have been recently released by clients of ours. We produced a promotional video for Faithway Baptist Church as well as the entrepreneurs behind the Party Plate. Check out both over on our corporate video page!

December 11, 2012

Wooden Rings just released their music video for 'Finding Me' that we produced for them!

December 3, 2012

Happy holidays from all of us here at Distract Chicago Productions! We have a lot to be thankful in 2012, our first full year of making videos in the Windy City. Here's to an even bigger, more exciting 2013!

While you're at it, grab some 'nog, curl up in front of the fireplace, and enjoy our Mystery Tackle Box ad we produced for Christmas 2012...

November 20, 2012

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we got a new Mystery Tackle Box ad out starring Derek Cox as outrageous fisherman KVD! If you enjoy the antics of KVD sit tight, because we got another one coming out in time for the upcoming holiday season.

November 9, 2012

Mind's Hideaway just released their new music video for X-Ray Skin that we produced. Check it out below and get your mannequin on!

October 16, 2012

We've been busy here at Distract Chicago Productions, and we got the videos to prove it! Above is the music video we produced for Mazizo All-Starz, and embedded below is an ad we created for comedy hypnotist Dan Lornitis. Enjoy!

September 25, 2012

Distract Chicago Productions is in the middle of releasing our biggest webisode series yet! Liars stars Brett Elam and Josh Logan of Michael Pizza fame and follows the misadventures of two young men and their tall tales. Check out the first episode above, and If you're interested in learning more about the series check out Faux Society's interview with the two stars.

September 5, 2012

Distract Chicago Productions is Zooppa's member of the week! Check out the article on their blog, complete with an interview and some great photos of us in action!

September 3, 2012

August was a busy month, and now we got all sorts of new videos online for you to check out! Below is a new Mystery Tackle Box ad starring our very own Derek Cox, and if you hop on over to the music videos page you'll find a new comedy music video we made for rapper Mike/M.I.Q. Also, the brand new show Liars (starring the comedy geniuses behind Michael Pizza) has made its debut on, and you can watch the whole first episode over on our projects page!

August 14, 2012

Keith Semple just released his newest music video for his single 'Makes My World Shine.' We had a blast shooting this music video with Keith, the 'home video' segments were all actually shot on a VHS camera from 1988. Check it out below!

July 17, 2012

Mystery Tackle Box is up and ready for business! Check out the video we produced for their site, starring our very own Derek Cox taking aggressive fishing to a whole new level.

June 30, 2012

Dan Miftari just released the music video for his single 'Both Times it was You' that we produced for him! Dan Miftari is a singer/songwriter who is launching his own solo music career and the song features a guitar solo from Burim Memeti. As always, you can watch the full video below!

June 13, 2012

Bobby Lee just released his new music video which we produced for him! Bobby Lee writes and performs Christian pop, and it was a blast working with him and his team. You can watch the full video below!

May 28, 2012

BIG NEWS! Co-founder Derek Cox won an Emmy for his work on the PBS documentary 'Seeing Stars in Indiana!' Congratulations to Derek and everybody else who won for the video! You can check out the full video below.

May 25, 2012

Ross just wrote us a fantastic review on our Yelp page! This is what he had to say:

"Hired Distract Chicago to work on a video for my startup last fall. They did an amazing job. The production quality, acting talent, scriptwriting, and creative direction are all top notch! Plus the pricing was very fair. In fact, I hired them recently to work on another video for another company I am involved in and they were once again amazing. I have worked at a large Chicago area advertising agency as a creative and I think the Distract Chicago team talent is on par with many of the (much more expensive) ad agencies in the area. Highly recommended!"

Thanks Ross!

May 3, 2012

Stu's Bloody Mary Mix has launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise money to expand their business! We produced the video promo for their Kickstarter page, and enlisted the services of Carter Lodwick for the drawings in the video. You can see the video embedded below, and if you're feeling inspired, head directly over to their Kickstarter page.

May 2, 2012

The music video we produced for Kirk is now online! Check out 'Picture Me Like That' now on his YouTube channel.

April 24, 2012

If you're a fan of Sean Astin, John Cusack, DotCom, or general tomfoolery, check out the most recent episode of The Windy City Show as we go to C2E2 2012! The Windy City Show is one of the many webisode series we produce for and follows host Drew Duhig as he explores all that is weird and wonderful about Chicago.

April 18, 2012

We've just launched our Actor Video Services program! Distract Chicago Productions now offers filmed monologues and actor reels for those who are looking to break into the film and television industry. Find out more at the Actor Video Services page!

March 6, 2012

The music video for Illusions Fate's 'The Dying Anthem' is now out in its entirety! You can watch it below through distributor Spook Show Entertainment's YouTube page.

February 24, 2012

Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance has posted their Chicago Showcase 2011 promotional video that they enlisted us to produce and shoot. The video features interviews with the acting and musical theater students who will be graduating this spring, so be on the lookout for them as they jump into the industry!

February 12, 2012

It's a busy week for music videos for us! The great singer/comedian Manny Capozzi just released the music video we produced for the song Let's Get Fat Together. You can watch the whole video below!

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