Kindling Group. Crafting Film, Igniting Change.
Kindling Group crafts powerful documentaries and engagement campaigns to ignite change. We embrace a fast changing world of storytelling — combining the artistry of award-winning films with innovative strategies that take media and impact across platforms, genres, and technologies. We initiate our own projects and support independent filmmakers, bringing a unique mix of talents and Chicago-style problem-solving using film for good. Kindling is a Chicago-based 501(c3) nonprofit founded in 2002 by Danny Alpert, a producer, director, and editor whose documentary work has been nominated for both Academy and national Emmy awards.
We love working with filmmakers in our hometown of Chicago and around the country. Kindling is currently having a blast co-producing projects with Interchange Productions, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, Kartemquin Films, Media Process Group, and Free Spirit Media. Danny Alpert also played a critical role in bringing Britdoc's Good Pitch to Chicago for the first time in 2013.