NJ Pen Presents: Things That I Used to Do, Episode 3 – Jes Todd Brill


What is it like working in the fashion industry? A Collingswood homemaker checks in with stories of Steve Madden and Madison Avenue.

By Matt Skoufalos | May 13, 2020

Rocco Michaluk and Gina Randazzo at MageWorks in Collingswood. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.

In 2018, we asked a few people to think about themselves in the past tense.

We asked them about things they’ve done and put behind them; things with which they no longer relate in the same way.

Then we asked them what’s different now. We’re calling it “Things That I Used to Do.”

Fimmaker Rocco Michaluk brought his talented team to the project, and Jay Mage hosted us on location at Mageworks Productions.

The third installment in this series comes from Collingswood resident Jes Todd Brill, who worked in the New York City fashion industry before 9/11, and then saw her whole life change afterwards. Alia Dixon edited the story, and Sabrina Coppola (who also made the project logo!) was the assistant director. Original music was provided by Donnie Felton. It debuts Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 4 p.m. (link below).

If you missed the first installment in the project, about Collingswood resident Gina Randazzo, who once fronted Misstallica, a nationally touring, all-female Metallica tribute act, check it out here. Or watch the second episode, featuring how Jesse Reim of Cherry Hill became the 14th-ranked yo-yo player in America.

Hope you enjoy it. If you want to tell a story about the things that you used to do, drop us a line.


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