Chicago Video Production

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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east st louis video production

AARP Illinois // Political Advocacy // Enough is Enough

AARP Illinois is running a political advocacy campaign entitled “Enough Is Enough“. Their microsite states, “Illinois is experiencing a severe fiscal crisis caused by years of fiscal mismanagement and recently, two years without a budget.  Millions of residents of all ages suffered through the lack of depleted programs and services.”

east st louis video production

The nonprofit organization wanted to highlight exactly how Illinois’ fiscal crisis was affecting residents and organizations in East St. Louis, Illinois through this video production.  

In less than a week, we sourced three different stories in the town. All of them highlighted how the Illinois budget crisis was affecting them. For this political advocacy video production, we interviewed local residents, town officials, and nonprofits.

All of the videos were edited and delivered within 24 hours to our client who handled online distribution of the series through social media channels, email, and the nonprofit’s microsite.

After the campaign ran, the Illinois General Assembly passed a balanced budget! It was the first time in two years this happened. 55,000 people watched the videos in their email and 3,400 clicked through to contact legislators. Pretty amazing results for videos we sourced and delivered in record time!

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