Impact Driven

We offer professional video services and impact tracking for people and organizations making a difference in their communities at no cost to them. Reach Out

Our documentary style amplifies those voices working hard to solve creative problems. Through the use of stunning visuals and empathetic storytelling we are able to tell the story.

Our Team


Jamie Fleischel
Senior Executive Producer

Jamie Fleischel is the Co-Founder and Senior Executive Producer of Small Forces, where he is the lead documentarian and team producer of stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Jamie has more than 15 years experience in filmmaking and producing award-winning docu-series for television, digital platforms, and content partners. A founding partner of Picture Show, a Chicago-based production company, Jamie produces and directs content pieces for a variety of clients including Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Wahl, The Onion A.V. Club, and The Museum of Science and Industry. He began his career as a filmmaker and story teller the moment he hit the road with a band—following them throughout Europe—and documenting much of the experience with photography and video. And the moment he returned from touring, he set about learning how to edit.


Katie Prentiss Onsager
Executive Producer

Katie Prentiss Onsager is the Executive Producer of Small Forces where she oversees story development and production.

Katie also knows how to cook a whole octopus and make it delicious.  While her culinary skills with cephalopods may appear to be a talent unrelated to her professional capacity as Executive Producer, it is a good encapsulation of how she approaches her work: a constant curiosity, a willingness to take on challenges, and a sense of what is going to make a great story.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, her documentaries seek the truth through a journalistic lens. She seeks to tell stories that amplify the work of individuals strengthening their communities.  She is the President of the Danny Did Young Professionals Board and is a Team Captain for the Chicago MS Walk. She is based in Chicago.

  • Small Forces is a gift from heaven. We need this video to help raise awareness and support and further validate what we’re doing to reach hospitals, but we wouldn’t have had the money to do it ourselves - other parts of our work, like feeding 64 people three times a day, would have to be sacrificed.

    Veronica Buckley, The Boulevard

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  • Working with the Small Forces Team is like working with family. They’ve made me comfortable to share our journey, and everybody that we’ve worked with has been incredible, and it’s been such an honor.

    Gina Szajnuk, Executive Director

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  • Expansion of my programs would be difficult without the support of Small Forces. Small Forces is my Dream Team, pushing the boundaries and making my dreams come true.

    Christopher Jacobs, Founder, Arts to Excel

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Awards and Recognition

Small Forces Productions is a new division that works with corporations on their social responsibility efforts.

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