We capture your impact.

You do great work.

Let’s get the word out.

Whether it’s your organization’s recent initiative, 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, promotional & training videos, and special event coverage.

Free Spirit PRO is a social enterprise of Free Spirit Media, which offers a Creative Workforce Portfolio program for teens and young adults. Free Spirit PRO’s purpose is to provide participants and alumni of that program with professional opportunities to produce media and content. By employing emerging media makers (PROs) and working with staff production professionals, Free Spirit PRO offers endless creativity and delivers high‑quality work.

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Experienced people. Extraordinary results.

Free Spirit PRO is an Emmy Award winning video production team that specializes in social impact storytelling, promotional & training videos, short documentaries, and special event coverage. We have drawn high praise for our efficiency, organization, and positive energy on the job. You can expect high-level production, efficient coordination, and excellent communication from our Team Leaders and our PROs.

Free Spirit PRO Alumni

Yarnome Hamilton

Yarnome Hamilton

“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.”

J’mme Love

J’mme Love

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

Roderick Reed

Roderick Reed

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

Danielshé Rodgers

Danielshé Rodgers

“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.”

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


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

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Nike
  • Lollapalooza
  • CPS
  • Teach For America
  • Howard Brown Health
  • Chicago Park District
  • WTTW 11
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Leo Burnett
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • The Peach Exchange
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Forest Preserve Foundation
  • Hinshaw
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Illinois Humanities

What people are saying

Wow! Five documentaries, each telling the story of young Chicagoans traveling to countries to study peace and nonviolence, and then shared with thousands of children throughout Chicago. We’re proud of the part these trips have played in developing young filmmakers.

Henry Cervantes,
Program Manager, The Peace Exchange

Free Spirit has produced several excellent videos for various departments at Rush and West Side United, providing excellent experience for young media makers and excellent content for Rush.

David Mrzek,
Manager, Rush Production Group, Rush University Medical Center

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

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

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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