2016 Pittsburgh Indie Film Festival

July 22, 2016

PIFF Selection 2016
White Ball Productions was honored to participate in the 2016 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival (PIFF) this month! Their film, “Monday,” was screened as a “Made in Pennsylvania” narrative short on Sunday, July 17th. Many thanks to Ron Quigley, and all of the folks at PIFF for their support of independent and local film!

The Anatomy of Story

March 29, 2016

Anatomy of Story
There are hundreds of books, blogs, and websites that provide tremendous insight into the screenwriting process. But for all the seemingly limitless resources out there, I found myself in need of a clinical, objective, classroom approach to story. Not screenwriting, not movie-making…story. Inevitably, I asked the age-old question: “What makes a story good?” It wasn’t until I read The Anatomy of Story by John Truby that I found an answer that resonated with me…

Christum Natum Adoremus

November 1, 2015

Christum Natum Adoremus - cd artwork
The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish, directed by John Rokosz, has proudly released their new CD, “Christum Natum Adoremus.” The 14-track album showcases the favorite musical pieces from their fall semester of 2014, with a spotlight on the Advent and Christmas season. Gregorian Chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other choral works provide a beautifully reverent soundscape for any lover of sacred music…

In the Neighborhood

August 8, 2015

PaFIA Millvale article
Please take a moment to read John’s article on the Pennsylvania Film Industry Association’s website (PaFIA). It delves into the benefits of filming in Pittsburgh, specifically its surrounding neighborhoods. More importantly, it strongly advocates the PA film tax credit, which is pivotal to attracting and keeping film projects in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia!

In the Neighborhood: Filming in the Communities of Southwestern PA

John will be working more closely with PaFIA in the future, so stay tuned for more articles and insight!

JohnRokosz.com is up and running!

July 11, 2015

JR logo
Hello all, and welcome to JohnRokosz.com! The purpose of this website is to provide a one-stop shop for all things JR, and to promote and strengthen the artistic community in which we live. On the home page, you’ll see the newest goings-on for John and his friends. You can also click on the contact info below to get in touch, or use the navigation links to see more about John—his story, his composition portfolio, and his network of fellow dreamers and doers in the artistic world. Thank you all for your support!

Please Join/Support Our Network

June 8, 2015

JR Links page
As an artist, it can be difficult to maintain that balance of “surviving” and “living.” Art is one of the most appreciated phenomena in America, yet the least supported. The familiar phrase is “everyone loves art, but no one wants to pay for it.” It’s no secret that the road to happiness in this business is a difficult one. But I believe the best way to travel it is with friends that will push you forward…

Monday

May 24, 2015

Monday short film
White Ball Productions proudly presents their newest short film, “Monday”! Written by John Rokosz, directed by Jeff Balmert, cinematography by Marcus Morelli, with original music by Morgan Erina.