Director of Production, Free Spirit PRO
Chad Rispalje is the lead producer for Free Spirit PRO, the social enterprise production arm of youth development and media organization Free Spirit Media. Chad guides young adult media makers as they earn experience producing professional quality work for clients and partners.
Projects have included documentaries filmed in Myanmar, Nicaragua, and South Africa for air on WTTW, and promotional videos for non-profits, foundations, and corporations.
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Alvin Ailey believed that dance is for everybody. AileyCamp represents a vital component of Alvin Ailey’s vision: using the power of dance to enrich and positively impact the lives of children. Video support provided by ABC7 Chicago and Free Spirit Media.
Navigating the "sea of goodwill" can be a challenge for service members, veterans, and their families (SVMF) in need. Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) connects the SVMF community to resources and services throughout the State of Illinois. Meet Rich Malone who reached out to IJF when he needed help. Video support provided by Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Public Narrative, and Free Spirit Media.
Women's History Month Celebration | A Storytelling Event at Mount Sinai Hospital North Lawndale Sesquicentennial | 150 Years
The Center’s mission is to provide a range of support services to empower student veterans with disabilities to realize their potential through a world-class educational experience that prepares them to lead fulfilling, meaningful, and maximally independent lives. Through educational innovations, research breakthroughs, and a dedicated staff of counselors and specialists, the Center supports student veterans’ health and full participation in society. Video support provided by Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Public Narrative, and Free Spirit Media.
To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
The National Gathering of American Indian Veterans is a yearly event held in the summer at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. This three day weekend event honors veterans and military personnel of all cultures, eras, and branches in a Native American style. Guests can come to participate in special panels lead by veterans and veterans service providers on topics ranging from traditional health and wellness, working with the VA, jobs and economic development for veterans after service, and more. Each year features unique performances and entertainment, as well as cultural vendors and artists. This event is free and open to the public, and to anyone who would like to join us in honoring all those in the United States military. National Gathering 2018 Report Online: http://online.fliphtml5.com/vtib/qxbg... Trickster’s newest documentary, “Forward, Together” – Stories from the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans has been honored with an Award of Excellence from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Here is the link to view the documentary as it aired on WTTW. https://schedule.wttw.com/episodes/46... Video support provided by Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Public Narrative, and Free Spirit Media.
Mikva Challenge Youth Advocates invited all 2019 Chicago Mayoral Candidates to have a conversation about issues that matter to young people. They asked candidates 5 questions submitted by young Chicagoans from all over the city.