Erie Neighborhood House; From Where I Stand

We love it! It’s so warm and full of hope—exactly what we need right now. Utilizing Brianna’s voice was a brilliant move on your part and I think people will be enamored by both her confidence and graciousness. Thank you!
— Brian Paff, Director of Marketing and Communications Erie House

We're so excited for you to meet Brianna Vargas-Gonzalez, a remarkable young leader in our Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth, and hear her story at the 2017 Future of Promise Awards Dinner. 

This is our sixth project with Erie Neighborhood House and we could not be prouder of the direction for this years film. Fig director Melissa Fox collaborated with Erie House and Brianna to write a script about the resilient spirit of the immigrant community that Erie serves. From Where I Stand, follows Brianna Vargas, the perfect example of a woman who has used the resources in front of her to elevate herself through hard work, determination and resilience. A first generation immigrant, Brianna and her siblings will be the first in her family to graduate college. We are inspired by Brianna's mission to be a writer and our director insisted that she write part of the film. The teaser received over 20K views on Facebook and Erie House was contacted by a Univision producer to do a feature on Brianna. After the film screened Brianna walked up to the stage to a standing ovation and assisted in a paddle raise that brought in $90,000.00 at the event. 

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John Roa // Sophisticated Living Magazine

James Gustin photographed and creative directed the front cover and "John Roa - Second Acts" editorial article of the Nov-Dec 2016 edition of Sophisticated Living Magazine Chicago.

"John Roa is uberclassy, smart, handsome, and successful. It was difficult for me not to be totally jealous of the guy. But when I got over myself and got to know him, I saw him as the genuine, hardworking visionary that he is. We had a blast driving around the West Loop in his 1966 Ford Bronco." –James

Fig Media Team:
Photographer | James Gustin | Assistant | Codi Palm

Sophisticated Living Team:
Owner and Publisher | Bridget McDermott | Editor-In-Chef | Elise Hofer Shaw | Contributing Writer | Matt Lee

Shape Magazine // Meet and Tweet

Shape Magazine hired the fig media team to film and photograph their meet and tweet event in Chicago. Our team produced a short sizzle reel of the event, a vendor highlight film and rush delivery of photography for social media. We LOVED everything about this event full of positive entrepreneurial females supporting one another! 

Deliverables

+ ONE Event Sizzle Reel
+ ONE Social Media Cut, Highlighting Sponsor Spyder
+ Event Photography, 10 shots delivered end of day, full coverage within 48 hours of event. 

Venue: 19 East 
Client: Shape Magazine
Producer: Megan Taylor
Photographer: Brian Carey
Filmmaker: Melissa Fox

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