Virgin Hotel Peep Show

Our cameras were the first to see the inside of the new Virgil Hotel that opened in Chicago. This concept film was created with the Virgin marketing team for a secret rooftop party where Chicago influencers got the first "peep show," of what the new building spaces and concepts would be. The idea is that our team filmed the Virgin team "secretly," and you are looking at spy style surveillance footage. 

Filmed over the course of three days, our crew donned hard hats and worked their way through the spaces of the Virgin Hotel as it was still under construction. 

Now that the hotel is open and operational, we can finally share this super secret project. 

Illinois Meetings and Events Names Fig Media Inc. "Best Of."

Illinois Meetings and Events annual Best Of awards honored our film and photo team with the honor of Best of Photo and Video in Illinois!

We are grateful to be among such great talent in Illinois.

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Sargeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law 50th Anniversary

Sargeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Over the course of the next year, our fig films team will be creating films to inspire the next group of lawyers, advocates and volunteers to continue fighting the fight to end poverty. In preparation for the launch of their 50th anniversary campaign, the fig team had the opportunity to interview two of Sargeant Shriver's children to discuss the legacy of their father's work and what they think is next. We filmed Timothy Shriver in Chicago and flew out to Santa Monica to film Maria Shriver.

All filming took place before the 2016 United States Presidential election. 

In the wake of the rapid changes our country faces and the awakening of it's citizens, the Shriver Center was emboldened to offer hope and a solution to those looking to create real change. The fig team adjusted their initial messaging to fit that spirit. 

The result is a film that resonates with our current climate and calls to the heart of those that still believe that poverty can be eradicated. Our team was inspired hearing from both Maria Shriver and Timothy Shriver. We can't wait to share more from their interviews.  

Your work is beautiful and inspiring.
— Maria Shriver

Pre-Production has begun on our upcoming collaboration.
See our Behind the Scenes Photos Below. 


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Our team had just 24 hours to fly into Santa Monica, get our interview with Maria Shriver and fly back home. We had just 40 minutes to set up, interview and break down our gear at Maria's offices. Eeeek! We had 15 minutes to soak our toes in the ocean before flying back home. 

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Our team was in tears after seeing the film. This is just what we needed right now.
— Venu Gupta, Vice President of Development

Fifty years ago, Sargent Shriver inspired us to believe that everyone deserves the right to equal access to justice and opportunity. Today, the Shriver Center one of the nation's leading advocates for the poor, giving voice to people living in poverty. 


Shriver Center Team: John Bouman, Venu Gupta, Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Harleen Singh, Michelle Nicolet

Fig Team

Executive Producers: James Gustin and Michele Gustin 

Producer: Megan Taylor 

Director, Writer and Editor: Melissa Fox

Design : Kym Abrams Design