Non-Profit Filmmaking

Create media that matters with fig films and your non-profit.

OUR FILMS HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF RAISING MONEY AND CREATING POLICY CHANGE FOR THE CAUSES THEY SERVE.

We do that through excellent community storytelling.

WITH A TEAM THAT LISTENS TO YOUR CHALLENGES.

These films are wonderful and tell our story beautifully. It helps to have something like this to share with our funders.
— Alejandra Valarino Boyer, Director of Community Programs Lyric Unlimited

OUR CLIENTS RAISE ON AVERAGE 25% MORE WHEN USING OUR FILMS IN THEIR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY:

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Each time we have worked with Fig, their team has demonstrated an uncanny ability to listen, generate ideas, welcome feedback, and, at the end of the project, tell a powerful, compelling story through film. 

The film Fig produces for us introduces the audience at our annual fundraising gala to the event’s keynote speaker; in our case, a participant or graduate of one of our programs. Year after year, this film has evoked an emotional response from attendees and set the stage perfectly for our speaker to share about the impact Erie House has made on their life. We host a paddle raise auction following the film and keynote speech, and our revenue has grown by more than 25% since we first contracted with Fig in 2015.

Just as important, Fig thinks about the big picture when producing a film. So while we might commission a film specifically for our dinner, it is something that performs well as collateral to share with individual donors, funding partners, volunteers and more for months and years to come.

It’s easy to search for and find a bleeding heart story to tell through film, but one of the things we appreciate most about Fig is the way they have sought to tell stories that reflect the pride and resilience of people in our community. The final product isn’t just something that will tug on the heartstrings of our donors—it’s a film that celebrates the people who make us the strong, vibrant organization we are, inspiring others to join in the work we do.”

— Brian Paff, Director of Marketing - Erie Neighborhood House

Your work is beautiful and inspiring!
— Maria Shriver, Shriver Media / Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

OH, AND WE WIN LOTS OF AWARDS DOING IT.

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Case Studies 

WE LOVE OUR clients! 

Erie Neighborhood House. THRIVE CHICAGO. Dwayne Wade Foundation. Rock for Kids. Center for Conflict Resolution. Circesteem. Aids Foundation. Chicago Committee. Holy Trinity High School. St. Clement. Center for Economic Progress. Alternatives. BUILD Chicago. Teach for America. Ruth Rothstien Core Center. Lacoste and XE. American Heart Association. Heartland Alliance. A better Chicago. Shriver Center. American Diabetes Association. DIFFA. St. Teresa


Our clients come to us knowing that they need “video.” And we say “video,” with quotation fingers in the air. Yes, technically what we create is video. This is where we differentiate ourselves. We are filmmakers. We tell stories. We tell stories that stir our audiences souls. Our process engages the principles and mastery of the best filmmakers. It just happens that our medium is digital video. Your mission is so much more than a “video” or hiring a “videographer.” You want something that reflects the heart and soul of your mission. A living, breathing, compelling, tear-jerking, stand-up and take action tool that inspires others with every view. That’s why you want to create a film. 

We understand that the making a film is a complex nebulous animal. It can be expensive, time consuming and mistakes can be costly. We know how it feels to be standing at the precipice of a the dark forrest that is “video production,” and not know where to start. Never fear, we walk you through the dark forrest of creating a film with humor, grace and heart. We will emerge from said forest good friends with one hell of a story of how we got here and an award in hand. Our process isn’t all playtime. We back up our artistry with real business initiatives, marketing know-how and brand experience that will make everyone on your team happy.

All the while empowering you, our client, to collaborate on a film that you are proud to share. A film that demonstrates the importance of the work you do every day and helps raise money so you can keep doing that important work. After 20+ years in the industry, we have developed a process that ensures our pieces inspire others and raise money. As artists, this is our mission. When you book our team, you are helping us live our mission of telling stories that change the planet. The best part is, we get to do it together! 

Because our process teases out so many feelings, our films often become the cornerstone of marketing and branding efforts.
Bottom line, we love what we do and we know that good storytelling raises money and wins awards. 

So, Let’s get started…