Looking for a top documentary video production company in Chicago?

The main benefits of hiring a documentary filmmaker are expertise and resources. A documentary company will have the equipment and trained video producers to create a stellar documentary. They also will have knowledge and experience of documentary storyboarding and production. Some documentary production companies even help you market your documentary using their connections in the industry.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top documentary companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Documentary Production Services

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Umault is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, this company has six employees. Umault exclusively specializes in video production services for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses.

    Clients
    Dell
    MassMutual
    Deloitte
    APA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Umault produced an 8-part video series for a management consulting firm. The project involve pre and post-production processes, including the creation of teaser trailers. The final videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times, triggering a great increase in site views and inquiries for the client as well.

    "They created a masterpiece that I’m personally proud of. More importantly, it’s had a dramatic impact on our audiences, substantially more views than the platform we launched it on usually sees." - Research Director, Management Consulting Firm

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Bottle Rocket Media is a video content agency headquartered in Chicago. They were founded in 2011, and their team of 9 employees provide video production and AR/VR development to their small, mid market, and enterprise clients.
     

    Clients
    Google
    McDonald’s
    Starbucks
    ADIDAS
    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced video testimonials for an advertising software agency. They met with the client before filming to discuss goals and strategy, and then delivered a complete project on-time and on-budget. The finished project was well-received by viewers and provides credibility for the client.

    “The Bottle Rocket team was very quick to respond, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Scheduling was easy and flexible.” – Product Marketing Manager, Advertising Software Agency
     

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Furnace FPS is a Chicago-based video production firm founded in 2011. Their roughly 2 employees mostly serve small businesses from a variety of industries. They specialize in commercials and documentaries, and they handle all aspects of production.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    National Suicide Prevention
    Vox Media
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Furnace FPS created a video for a data analytics company. They collaborated with the client on concept creation and scripting before actual execution. Their work enabled the client to build robust awareness campaigns.

    "Their team struck a great balance between conforming to our vision and incorporating their suggestions. They were a very trusted partner in this entire process, acting as a consultant." — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Analytics Company

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Crown Point IN

    Real Video Production Co. is a full-service production company headquartered in Crown Point, IN. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of 3 people who exclusively provide video production services. In particular, they deliver branded videos, commercial videos, and corporate videos to their clients.

    Clients
    Faith Church
    Fair Oaks Farms
    Krause Construction
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Real Video Production Co. created a marketing film for a home restoration company. The client wanted to increase their sales and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Real Video Production Co. created scenarios and a script to develop a one-minute promotional film. They used voice-over technology in the video as well. The client received positive feedback about the video.

    “...everyone that views the video is as impressed as we are. ... I’m very impressed with them. I plan on working with them again and recommending them to my colleagues.” — Operations Manager, Home Restoration Company
     

  • 5
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sarofsky is a design and creative firm based in Chicago with more than 10 experts. They have offered video production, broadcast video, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2009. They work with clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Marvel Studios
    Warner Brothers
    Lionsgate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sarofsky provided creative solutions and studio production assistance for a marketing agency. The agency had a client that wished to work with Sarofsky. The project was a success overall.

    “She had a great project management style.” - Creative Director, Marketing Agency

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Imagination to Capture is a video production company headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Lombard, McHenry, and Wauconda, Ill. It was founded in 2015 and currently has a team of 2 employees. Imagination to Capture is entirely dedicated to video production services. They primarily work with small businesses.

    Clients
    Navistar
    Edisun Microgrids
    Glassdoor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A real estate broker wanted to have a promotional video to attract and impress clients. Imagination to Capture came up with the concept and then filmed and edited an elaborate video with various camera angles that positively showcases the company to potential clients. 

    "The entire process was seamless and easy. I can't imagine anything that could have been improved on. It was a great experience all around." — Managing Broker, Realty Company

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Northwoods Revolution is a video production company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2009, is a partnership of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies and institutions.

    Clients
    Optimum Nutrition
    Fitbit Ionic
    Isopure Infusions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A jewelry business hired Northwoods Revolution to produce story and homage videos for its 50th anniversary. The videos had since been featured at trade shows and on the business's website and social media, receiving positive feedback.

    "Northwoods is a small team, yet they accomplished so much and in such a timely fashion." - Director of Operations, Jewelry Business

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lisle IL

    TruFocus Productions is a video production agency founded in Lisle, Ill. in 2013 with more than two employees. They are experts in video production for small and mid-market agencies in the fields of business services, healthcare, and more.

    Clients
    Weiss Hospital
    Rush Hospital
    Kwak Brothers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TruFocus Productions provided video and photography services for an equipment supplier. These services involved the filming of the suppliers’ various installations. The footage was shot professionally in 4k resolution.

    “They were very transparent on pricing, so we could access and build out our own pricing sheets depending on what we were selecting.” - Director, Equipment Supplier

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thatch Films is a studio based in Chicago and founded in 2015. With no more than 10 employees, they specialize in video production and broadcast video solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, arts, and media.

    Clients
    CASHE LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thatch Films produced a PV for a cashmere company. The video lasted one minute and showcased the brand of the company. The video was met with positive feedback after it was shared.
    “I was very pleased with them.” - CEO, Cashmere Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    p3 mediaworks is a Chicago-based video production agency founded in 2003. Their team of approximately 11 employees serves midmarket and enterprise-level clients across a variety of sectors. In addition to video production, they also provide marketing strategy. Their production specialties are 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, and green screens.

    Clients
    The Salvation Army
    La-Z-Boy
    The University of Chicago
    Industries
    Notable Project

    p3 mediaworks has provided video production support for a Chicago-based nonprofit. Over a partnership that's now over a decade long, they've taken on messaging projects of all sizes. The client has always been impressed by their ability to work within budgetary restraints without even slightly sacrificing quality.

    "I can just give them a project scope for a video and trust that they’ll give me a final product as per the required specs." — Creative Director, Nonprofit

  • 11
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Vision One Agency is a creative video agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2020, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, corporate photography, digital strategy, and social media marketing services to small and midmarket companies in the hospitality & leisure, energy & natural resources, gaming, and other industries.

    Clients
    Rémy Martin
    Allergan
    Chalet Nursery
    Ignite Gaming
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An energy group hired Vision One Agency for an ongoing engagement to provide video and photo production services. These services include producing recap videos, highlight reels, leadership highlights, and photography of leaders during their speaking engagements. Vision One has delivered excellent productions within the given budget.

    "Will gets the job efficiently with little to no extra costs in terms of people and equipment." - Founder and CEO, Energy Group

  • 12
    $5,000+
    Freelancer
    Elk Grove Village IL

    HUVIDEOS, an advertising company, was established in 2018. Their small team is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and London, United Kingdom. The agency provides advertising, broadcast video, video production, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    HUVIDEOS was hired by a news channel to provide video production services. This involves capturing the client’s vision through the video editing of short documentaries, news stories, and other video content.

    ‘‘They’re great at understanding the work and the client’s vision to implement it on the deliverables.’’

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Kindred Content is a full-service content agency based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2013, is a team of less than ten that provides video production, content marketing, and broadcast video services to various companies.

    Clients
    Welspun
    Pyrex
    Binny's Beverage Depot
    Lincoln Park Community Service
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kindred Content was hired by a Wealth Management Firm to make a company profile video, which expanded to include commercials that promote the Firm and videos for the Firm's financial literacy campaign. Kindred Content's work contributed to the sevenfold increase of business that the Firm has enjoyed since the beginning of their engagement.

    "Our media profiles on radio and TV have grown due to the quality of work the team has done." - President, Wealth Management Firm  

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Whitehouse Post, a midsize video production agency, is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. They specialize in video production and advertising and were established in 1990.
  • 17
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 2018, Local Legend Films is a video production agency. The small team focuses on video production, content marketing, broadcast video, digital strategy, and more. The firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Big Foot Media is a small video production company. Launched in 2012, the firm is based in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include video production and graphic design.
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL
    Video production agency Filmontage Productions was established in 1976. The company specializes in video production and broadcast video and has a small team. The company is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Bridges Media is a small Chicago, Illinois-based video production company. Launched in 2001, the team focuses on video production, advertising, and graphic design.
  • 29
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Evanston IL
    Video production agency Shoreline Productions was launched in 1989. They are headquartered in Evanston, Illinois and have a small team. Shoreline Productions offers video production and broadcast video.
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