Author Archives: 2R Productions
Director / Producer / Editor
Jason has worked in film and video production in Seattle, where he was born and raised, for the last 13 years. He attended the University of Washington and graduated with distinction in 2000 with a double major in Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature. As a prolific director, producer and editor, Jason has amassed a large body of creative work including documentary films, narrative films and music videos.
In 2003, he directed his first film, The Reid/Secrest Olympics, a self-produced 40-minute comedy/documentary. Based on the success of this film, Reid was hired to edit a 22-hour, 12-DVD box set called On The Film Scene, a compilation of interviews with filmmakers from 1978-1985. In 2006, looking to try his hand at longer form narrative storytelling, Reid and his friends produced a 77-minute comedy, Haymaker & Sally. They made the film for $10,000 out of pocket and screened it in Seattle and New York.
After that, Reid formed his own company, 2R Productions, directing and producing projects for paid clients while also making narrative shorts, documentaries and music videos, expanding his filmmaking skills and network of collaborators.
2R Productions now works with companies such as Microsoft, Costco, Amazon and The New York Times on corporate videos, TV commercials, web marketing and journalism pieces. In 2008, Reid began directing, producing and editing two feature documentaries that would achieve new levels of recognition:
Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai tells the story of four American friends and their Chinese guide as they bicycle more than 1,000 miles between China’s two largest cities. The 86-minute film aired on Northwest PBS affiliate KCTS9, winning Reid a Regional Emmy® Award for Director.
Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team exposes the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics relocation to OKC. The original 2-hour film was released online in 2009 and won the Webby Award for Best Sports Film. In 2012, CNBC aired Sonicsgate and it can now be seen on ESPN Classic and most major digital platforms.
Working to keep his narrative chops, Reid frequently contributed original short comedy films to the RAWSTOCK Film Festival, a 10-year running event founded by Barista co-writer Justin Freet. In 2011, they produced an ambitious experimental project titled Every Day is a Journey, an episodic narrative series told in six chapters, directed by six different filmmakers.
Jason’s recent filmography includes credits as producer on the feature documentaries K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012), Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (2013) and The Kicker (In Post) with dozens of client videos and music projects. Jason and the 2R Productions team have several exciting projects currently in production and development, including a feature narrative screenplay he hopes to produce and direct in 2016.
Feature Narrative Films
Discovery Bay Games
New York Times
Producer / Editor / Media Director
Adam is a dedicated film and video producer with a diverse background in content creation, media campaigns, digital marketing and event management. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Communication and Journalism, building his resume’ with marketing positions at several Seattle-area software and musical instrument companies. He worked side gigs as a freelance writer as well as the media director for nonprofit organization Save Our Sonics. As a former guitarist in Seattle area bands for ten years, his creative inspiration for filmmaking comes from the same place as his love for music and the written word.
Adam linked up with Jason Reid and the 2R Productions crew in 2009, going on to win a Webby Award as producer of the documentary Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009/2012). He has accrued a large portfolio of credits on creative films and corporate videos including Costco: A Company Built on Values (2012), Every Day is a Journey (2011), K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012), Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (2013) and Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai (2010). Adam owns the film production company Lucid Visual Media and the marketing company Press and Promotion, each with several projects currently in production and development including The Kicker (In Post).
Senior Editor / Cinematographer
Darren Lund was born in Minnesota and raised in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he lived in Japan for two years teaching English. For the last ten years, Darren has been working to combine his love of filmmaking with his love of music, producing concert videos for bands in the Seattle area including Fleet Foxes, Common Market, Blue Scholars, Spaceman, Grynch and Handful of Luvin.
Director of Photography / Producer
Ian received his training as a combat cameraman in the military for eight years, filming all over the world including Bosnia, Croatia, South Korea, Kuwait and Iraq. He studied filmmaking at Syracuse University and the Seattle Film Institute, honing his cinematography and production skills independently for more than 15 years. Ian owns the production company 8Rivers Films, which has completed a number of large-scale marketing and training videos, short documentaries and narrative films.
Ian has collaborated with 2R Productions on many projects, winning three Telly Awards as director/producer of the instructional film Critical 72 (2008) and recently taking home another Telly Award for the corporate documentary Costco: A Company Built on Values (2012). Ian was a producer and cinematographer on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai (2010), cinematographer on Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009/2012) and director of The Kicker (In Post). He has documented several stories for the Discovery Channel and covered Northwest Medical Teams International in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Short Narrative Films
2R Productions wins Telly Award
2R Productions is honored to win a 2012 Telly Award in the category of Videography/Cinematography for a video we produced titled “Costco: A Company Built on Values.” The 2R Productions team created this documentary-style retrospective video with other Costco founding members as a surprise for co-founder Jim Sinegal as he stepped down from his post as CEO this year. The video highlights Costco’s early roots, fast rise and worldwide revolution of the warehouse club business. It premiered at the 2012 Costco Annual Shareholder’s Meeting to rave reviews from the audience and media in attendance.
Directed by Jason Reid with cinematography by Ian Connors of 8 Rivers Films. Produced by Dana Sullivan and Jason Reid. Edited by Darren Lund, Jason Reid, Adam Brown, Colin White and Chad McMurray. Executive produced by Jeff Brotman and Dave Fuller with Costco.
Ken Reid began his career in the broadcast industry when he was only fifteen years old. He worked on the air in the studio and on location as a disc jockey and newscaster. He moved into engineering for a number of years before eventually working behind the scenes in both audio and video production. Portrait and scenic photography also became a specialty of Ken’s. He joined forces with his son, Jason Reid, producing several corporate video projects for his company 2R Productions.