We capture your impact.

You do great work.

Let’s get the word out.

Whether it’s your organization’s recent initiatives, your current social impact, or your future growth, let Free Spirit PRO help you tell your story. Free Spirit PRO is an Emmy Award winning video production team that specializes in social impact storytelling, documentaries & PSAs, and special event coverage.

A social enterprise of Free Spirit Media, Free Spirit PRO employs young adult media makers to work with staff production professionals to deliver high-quality work and amazing results for clients and partners. Our emerging filmmakers have advanced through years of video production programming, and this real-world experience provides them with both professional and economic opportunity. Hear from one of our PROs here.

By hiring Free Spirit PRO for your production needs, you will be investing in both your organization and the youth of Chicago. Now, let's get to work!

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Our work

We tell your story the way it deserves to be told.

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Philanthropy & Social Impact

Messaging & Advocacy

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Experienced people. Extraordinary results.

Our team has garnered Emmy Awards for documentaries and public service announcements. We have drawn high praise for our efficiency, organization, and positive energy on the job. You can expect tight coordination and excellent communication from our Team Leaders and our PROs.

Free Spirit PRO Team

Yarnome Hamilton

Yarnome Hamilton

Free Spirit PRO

“The PRO team is like family to me. Because there is so much trust in our crew, the final product for clients is always high-quality.”

Laura Landry

Laura Landry

Producer

“When you entrust us with your story, you can be confident that we will find the best way to convey its importance and emotional impact with nuance, creativity and strong visual imagery.”

J’mme Love

J’mme Love

Free Spirit PRO

“Thanks to the experience I gained through PRO, I am now a member of two camera/production unions (Local 600, Local 476).”

Jeff McCarter

Jeff McCarter

Executive Producer

“Free Spirit PRO is empowering our emerging filmmakers to tell powerful stories and advance their economic and professional prospects. See what PRO can make possible for you.”

Roderick Reed

Roderick Reed

Free Spirit PRO

“PRO has given me the exposure, tools, and resources necessary to create meaningful media.”

Chad Rispalje

Chad Rispalje

Lead Producer

“It means so much knowing that our clients believe in our youth as much as we do. It is a real investment in the media industry and the future of Chicago.”

Danielshé Rodgers

Danielshé Rodgers

Free Spirit PRO

“Working with Free Spirit really helped me get my feet wet in the media industry. I love how we are a team. We not only encourage each other to do well, but also encourage society for a better change.”

Tracee Stanford

Tracee Stanford

Special Projects Instructor

“Working with PRO gives me an invaluable opportunity to mentor emerging filmmakers and help build Chicago's creative workforce.”

Free Spirit PRO advisory committee includes: Jon Desir, Optimus; Qadree Holmes, Quriosity Productions; Jon Siskel, Siskel/Jacobs Productions; Keith Walker, Media Process Group; Maria Xerogianes, Producer

Clients

Here are just a few organizations for whom we’ve had the pleasure of telling their stories, capturing their impact, and envisioning their futures.

  • Career Builder
  • Nike
  • Lollapalooza
  • Poetry Foundation
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Polk Bros Foundation
  • Chicago Park District
  • WTTW 11
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Mikva Challenge
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • CPS

What people are saying

Your team is truly a delight to get to work with. The quality, professionalism, and attentive ear to what we were trying to achieve was really wonderful.

Jenny Arwade,
Co-Executive Director, Communities United

I look at the video over and over and I feel truly blessed that you took care of me and expressed my story. I will always cherish this special memory and keep you in my heart.

Evette Washington

We loved the videos as did everyone at the dinner. We were thrilled to partner with Free Spirit and look forward to working together in the future.

Andrea Zopp,
Deputy Mayor, former president & CEO, Chicago Urban League

Are you ready to go PRO?

Let’s start talking about your next video project.

What story or impact are you trying to capture? Who is the audience? When do you need the video to be ready for the world to see?

We’ll get back to you promptly to discuss all the details: goals, budget, and timeline.

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