About Spirit Juice Studios

Spirit Juice Studios is an award-winning, Chicago-based creative production firm specializing in the transformative power of high quality visual media merged with the ever ancient, ever new beauty of Catholicism. Through the collaborative efforts of those involved with Spirit Juice Studios, the Gospel is delivered by means of a strong visual design aesthetic, coupled with the paramount components of modern technology. Both engage the eyes, ears and soul of an individual — both depend on parables and belief in the compassion of the human heart.

 

The team at Spirit Juice Studios are passionate not only about the standards in which they hold their work, but also in their Catholic faith, ultimately fusing together to form the best representation of Catholic values to advance the mission of the Church today. We welcome the impossible idea.  When it comes to our clients’ ambitions and aspirations, we believe we can achieve the highest-caliber results on time and within your budget.

 

To learn more about Spirit Juice Studios’ roots within the Catholic community, company objectives, and overall body of work, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Our Approach

Creative Development

Creative Development

Some of our best work comes from being able to workshop ideas with our clients and key creative team. Whether its writing, design, strategy or research, we want to be involved in the earliest stage of any project.

Production

Production

Shooting great film remains one of our core competencies. Our collective production experience and vast pool of collaborators allow us to tackle nearly any production challenge.

Post-Production

Post-Production

Our Chicago studio houses nearly 1,000 square feet of post-production resources. We offer offline and online editorial, color correction, design, animation and compositing, and occasionally a dog named Amelia.

Meet The Team

Rob Kaczmark

Rob Kaczmark

Rob played matchmaker some years back, introducing quality media to the Catholic Church. The two hit it off immediately, giving Rob the excuse he had been looking for to purchase obscenely expensive camera equipment.

Bernie Czerwinski

Bernie Czerwinski

Bernie recognized the importance of youth outreach through a now-defunct radio program hosted by Rob of all things. Between his refined business savvy and true love of God, Bernie has helped develop the company into what it is today.

Fr. Claude Burns

Fr. Claude Burns

The rudder to our ship, the margins to our page, the Gandalf to our fellowship. Spirit Juice Studios' official Spiritual Director is Fr. Claude Burns, who never fails to provide sound advice, faithful guidance and wicked rhymes.

Greg Krajewski

Greg Krajewski

Words one associates with Greg are talented, tenacious, and tall. Armed with his film school discipline, Greg has intermingled his passion for Catholicism and love of distinguished entertainment to become a highly-valued asset.

Melinda Collins

Melinda Collins

When picturing Melinda, one cannot imagine her without a camera, a cup of coffee, or a rosary clutched in her hand. With her discerning eye, she holds Spirit Juice Studios to a high standard for creative aesthetics. Also, girl.

Branden J. Stanley

Branden J. Stanley

Branden may be the youngest member of the team, but that doesn’t stop him from bringing his unique cinematographic style to the table. He refuses to be defined by stereotypes…although we think he's kind of a hipster.

Danny Hidalgo

Danny Hidalgo

The hats Danny has worn over the years are as numerous as they are diverse — director of photography, camera operator, editor, producer, professional bodybuilder. But, the most prized cap in his collection reads "World's Best Dad."

Rachael Nielson

Rachael Nielson

Rachael is our upbeat administrative and production assistant - she can be seen crossing our T's and dotting our I's. With her degree in music, Spirit Juice is the opportunity to combine faith with two other passions: film and music.

Clients

Ave Maria Press
Catholics Come Home
Catholic Heart Workcamp
CatholicVote.org
Christopher West
Danielle Rose
De Montfort Music
Direction for Our Times
Fr. Pontifex
Ike Ndolo

John Paul II Newman Center
Knights of Columbus
L’Angelus
Loyola Press
Lighthouse Catholic Media
Liturgy Training Publications
March for Life
Mayslake Ministries
Midwest Theological Forum
MPower Pictures

NFCYM
Outside da Box
Pauline Books and Media
Pro Life Champions
Pro Life Action League
Sacred Heart Seminary
Susan B. Anthony List
St. Josemaria Institute
Word on Fire
World Library Publications