Non-Profit Video

barrington video production

Mane in Heaven // Fundraising Video

Mane In Heaven is a nonprofit organization based in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Barrington. It provides animal-assisted therapy programs thru their miniature horses. They travel around the Chicago area to promote kindness, empathy and well-being.

As with many nonprofit organizations, figuring out creative ways to fundraise became one of their priorities for this year. The nonprofit had used video production in the past for fundraising and marketing purposes but the messaging wasn’t quite on target. So, we worked with the nonprofit on messaging and created a storyline that would impact viewers on an emotional level.

When we are documenting nonprofit organizations, we oftentimes film soundbites or other material that we just didn’t plan…and that’s the nature of documentary filmmaking. You capture the moment. In this case, we had planned to document the nonprofit‘s visit to Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Chicago. The moment we captured with Phoenix was one of the first things we filmed there and that moment became the emotional peak of the fundraising film!

We hope you enjoy this fundraising video about a wonderful nonprofit organization that’s helping Chicago.

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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago | Woman’s Board

Since the end of World War II, the Woman’s Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) has proven to be a powerful force in Chicago’s philanthropic community. The members of the Woman’s Board are strongly committed to the mission of BGCC, funding programs across all Chicago-area Clubs. They also embrace a hands-on approach, volunteering their time at the Clubs and offering unique opportunities for Club members to enjoy the best of Chicago’s arts and culture through the Share Chicago program as well as providing the nonprofit’s Club members with Woman’s Board Scholarships.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago provides a safe haven for Chicago’s youth after school. It’s a place for them to be themselves. This video production tells their stories.

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PADS Lake County // Fundraising Video


Pads Lake County is a nonprofit organization based in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. PADS provides immediate, critical services to those who are homeless. The purpose of this video production was to connect viewers emotionally to the nonprofit‘s mission. The video was going to premiere at their upcoming fundraising event. To do that, we worked with our client to help identify a case study video story. Because they help so many people everyday, it was challenging to find THE BEST story. We even presented the possibility of filming several client stories and combining them into one fundraising video.
waukegan video production

//THE STORY//
It all started when PADS Lake Co. received a call that two people were living in the woods behind a building in Waukegan, Illinois. What transpired is a story of compassion and an opportunity for one man to revisit his love of music.

//How We Filmed It//
Over the course of one day, we filmed Carl + Adrienne’s Story. We interviewed them at their new home, filmed some footage of Carl playing his violin outdoors and also filmed the miracle PADS worker (Melvin) who drives around looking for homeless in Lake County. We also filmed some aerial drone video footage of the area!

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