About Us

Hendzel Productions is a team of creative, experienced event storytellers.   As a full service video production company, Hendzel Productions is available for your wedding, live event or commercial project.   



We really couldn’t have been happier with the treatment we received with Mike and his team.
— Adam W. 7/27/13


Meet Mike...


Mike is the owner of Hendzel Productions, LLC. When he's not shooting or editing, Mike is Executive Assistant to 3 adorable, yet ungrateful cats. A life-long Chicagoan, Mike received his BA from Northeastern Illinois University in Communications, Media and Theatre. Mike is an Adobe Premiere Certified Expert and as an Associate Professor, teaches classes in video editing at DePaul University. 


Meet Ali...

Ali is Hendzel Productions' Senior Editor. Ali has over a decade of experience in entertainment and a passion for telling good stories. She has a background in improv and sketch comedy and teaches kids’ classes at The Second City Training Center. Ali is a native New Yorker and proud adopted Chicagoan. Ali has two cats and two real children.   


Meet Thane...

Thane is one of Hendzel Productions Senior Shooters. Thane's background includes years of shooting still photos as a hobby. Shooting on film forced him to become an exposure perfectionist. A native Floridian, Thane has spent the last decade enjoying Chicago winters. Thane is also the father of two cats.  


Meet Jeff...

Jeff is an Associate Shooter for Hendzel Productions. Originally from the world-renown state of Delaware, he also teachers creative photography and video to teenagers at Harold Washington Library. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Painting and Printmaking, and makes work in lithography, drawing, video and animation. His films have been shown at festivals in Egypt, Serbia, Qatar, and the United States. He also... has a cat. 


Meet Wally...

Wally is Hendzel Productions' lead Production Assistant and Mike's father. With decades of diverse repair experience from helicopters, to printing presses, to cars, Wally can literally fix everything and the kitchen sink. Feel free to ask Wally if you want to see footage from Mike's 8th Grade Drama Club performances. Wally has no cats.

Every shoot is different.  Hendzel Productions has a growing pool of talent from which we can tap to fit the unique needs of your shoot. Contact us today to get more information. 

Mike’s recap film brought our family members to tears and captured moments my husband and I missed!
— Lauren K. 5/24/14