“Akasta: The Salvation of Thra” (2016) – Written, Directed & Performed by: Jack Venturo

The Jim Henson Studios (Hollywood, CA)

  • Dark Crystal Fan Film Competition – #2 RUNNER UP WINNER
  • Distributed by: The Jim Henson Company YouTube Channel


“The Death of Tempo” (2010) – 
Written & Directed by: Jack Venturo

10 Squared Film Festival (Fullerton, CA)

  • 1st Place Jury Award (Panel of judges included a film critic for the L.A Times)
  • Best Film – 1st Place People’s Choice (After watching all 10 films the audience chose the movie as their favorite)

The Crystal Palace International Film Festival (London)

  • Finalist (Nominated)
  • Transmitter Award (Runner Up)

Equity Apartments (2007)

  • $100.00 Gift Card for winning two leasing contests back to back. (Most apartments leased)

Sequoia Equities Apartments (2005-2006)

  • 2nd Quarter 2005 – Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Property of the year – 2005 & 2006
  • (Several weekly newsletter mentions)

“The Shortest Day” (2003) – Written & Directed by: Jack Venturo

The Circle of Excellence Film Festival & Archie Awards – (Burbank, CA) – 2003

  • Best Director – Jack Venturo
  • Best Screenplay – Jack Venturo
  • Best Actor – Chris Pagano
  • Best Film (Nominated)

Archstone-Smith Corporation (2002-2003)

  • Over $400 worth of Gift Cards awarded for most leases.
  • 4th Quarter 2003 – Circle of Excellence Award & 5 days off with Pay.
  • 3rd Quarter 2003 – Circle of Excellence Runner Up.
  • 2nd Quarter 2003 – Area Star Achievement Award
  • 1st Quarter 2003 – Star Achievement Award.
  • 4th Quarter 2002 – Customer Centered Sales and Excellence.
  • 4th Quarter 2002 – Star Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance.
  • (Several weekly newsletter mentions)

The Home Shopping Network (2000)

  • Free PC with printer, speakers and extras for selling the most PC’s in one day.

Tenth Congressional District of Florida (1999)

  • An Artistic Discovery Certificate of Merit