We are a Telly & film festival award winning Chicago based 501(c)3 Non-Profit film production company telling stories of non-profits, motivating viewers to take action, transforming our world into a more equal place…one film at a time
In a Nutshell
We find powerful stories about non-profits, connect with brands to fund the production, then help distribute socially to spread awareness & fundraise for the non-profit while promoting the C.S.R. of the brands.
Awards and Accomplishments
Our film festival award winning micro-docs have also won Telly Awards here at home. More importantly, we've helped non-profits raise over 150k in the past year alone.
Person Focused Stories
We aim to tell stories in visually engaging and thought provoking ways through the lens of an individual impacted by a non-profit. Additionally, people and communities that are underrepresented and often inaccurately portrayed in media, such as people experiences homelessness or forced migration.
What We Do
Non-Profit Focused Video Production Services
We aim to tell the stories of non-profit companies, corporate social responsibility, NGOs, and charitable groups through the lens of a individual the group has helped. Our film festival and Telly Award winning micro-documentaries speak to hearts and minds of viewers motivating them to take action and help the cause.
Visually engaging imagery and thought provoking narratives will be our driving tools that motivate viewers to get involved, take action, and help heal the world. We want to be your partner in sharing the good you do for the world, with the world.
Brand Sponsored Storytelling:
We find engaging stories the world needs to hear like, ‘Jennifer’s Story’, then find a brand partner to sponsor the production.
Our films help gain media attention and our social media cut-downs spread virally online to spread awareness & fundraise for the non-profit as well as advertise & highlight corporate social responsibility for the brands.
The best part is that we are a 501(c)3 non-profit, making brand sponsorship tax deductible.
“Working with Quinn and What Matters Productions was a totally positive experience. Their genuine care and concern for people experiencing homelessness meant that they were able to respectfully draw out and tell sensitive stories. We were pleased with the creativity, project management, and quality of the final product, which we were able to use at a fundraising event that netted more than $100,000 for us and we look forward to using the video in other places as well!“
– Lyida Stazen Michale
Vice President of Development and Communications at All Chicago, Making Homelessness History
“Chestnut Health Systems partnered with WMP in the fall of 2017 to “Tell the Chestnut Story” – Our agency has been serving Illinois families for over 40 years, but many individuals were not aware of the services Chestnut delivered and populations Chestnut served. Quinn and his team were great to work with! Respectful of our staff and clients, and in the end, delivered a quality product that we are very pleased with showcasing.”
– Jim Wallis
Corporate Director of Business Development & Public Affairs, Chestnut Health Systems
“What Matters Production was crucial in helping us share our story with the world through the wonderful video they did. They helped us understand better, and grow our social media channels (they doubled our facebook page in 2 weeks), and we’re so thankful they designed this crowdfunding template that we’ve used again and again to raise thousands and thousands of dollar. Further, Quinn did this amazing work after volunteering with us on the ground for weeks, giving him true insight, connection with the residents, and community with our organization. We highly recommend What Matters Productions to anyone!“
– Catharina Kahane
Co-Founder Echo100 Plus
“WMP arrived in Burkina Faso West Africa and hit the ground running despite a most challenging environment with intense heat, extreme dust, several foreign languages, and a vastly different civilization. They were consummate professionals, everyone fell in love with them, and they worked seamlessly be it in a bush village, or interviewing the US Ambassador at the Embassy. WMP created multiple beautiful films for our organization for different purposes. We can’t recommend WMP highly enough and hope we have the pleasure of working with them again soon.”
– Esu & Ina
President & Treasurer of The BARKA Foundation
“Quinn and the entire team from What Matters Productions produce excellent videos which are very impactful in terms of concisely relaying the organization’s message, and making a case for support. Working with What Matters Productions was stress free for our staff, as well as with the clients who participated in the video. We all look forward to our next project with this group.”
– Kathy Ragnar
Executive Director of Sarah’s Circle
“Working with What Matters Productions has been a creative and joy-filled experience. The team came into our organization with a passion for the project and a deep sensitivity for all involved. Family Matters deeply appreciates their insight and expertise in producing the film (specifically for fundraising platforms) and also their flexibility throughout the entire process— a testament to their commitment to honor our mission and vision. Through countless hours and with a collaborative spirit, they ensured that our voices were heard and our story was accurately represented. Thank you!”
– Kim DeLong
Founder & Executive Director of Family Matters
“Quinn and his staff understand just how critical it is to keep our highways and byways safe. The staff at What Matters Productions, have worked hard to create a story, that fits into our budget, and which emotionally engages possible donors and volunteers. Because of their dedication to our project and message, we believe we will be able to reach many more donors, which will lead to reaching many more victims of destructive driving, and ultimately reach more teens with preventive education against the dangers of destructive driving. We are planning for a day, when we will no longer need victim services, Quinn and What Matters Productions, are helping us realize that goal!”
– William Michael Piecuch, Jr.
Founder and President of A.U.A.D.D.
Directly raised $35,000 and growing.