© 2016 Jack & Leslie Hamann | no little things Productions
JACK HAMANN and LESLIE HAMANN
are award-winning journalists, writers, photographers and producers.
no little things Productions is renowned for COMPELLING STORYTELLING, offering professional video, podcasts, digital and print.
Sometimes, things don't add up.
We're drawn to investigative reporting because the first draft of history is usually incomplete. That was the case when we came across the extraordinary World War II court-martial of 43 African-American soldiers for the alleged lynching of an Italian prisoner of war. Years of research led to our book, On American Soil. As a result of our investigation, the US Army's highest court of appeals overturned the soldiers' convictions and ordered monetary reparations for their imprisonment.
Other investigative reports include:
How well did you know your grandparents? Your great-grandparents?
Imagine you could see and hear your ancestors talk about the most meaningful moments in their lives. It'd be pretty amazing, wouldn't it?
Whenever we produce a profile, we never forget how profoundly powerful and long-lasting a great personal feature can be. From athletes to scientists to jurists to journalists, we unlock the compelling--often hidden--gems that make people unique ... and very, very interesting.
People rarely feel comfortable sharing unvarnished truth. But it's what we do. And it's not just for our journalism clients. Feel free to contact us about creating a professional video profile of a loved one or cherished colleague.
Among the many we have profiled:
Underdogs. Overachievers. Champions. Also-rans.
Sports makes for great stories. And great sports journalism succeeds the same way great teams succeed: with passion, practice, calculated risk, and endless perseverance. Sports have always been a big part of what we do.
Our immediate family includes a host of athletes with major-college, and even Olympic, experience. We've played, coached, broadcast, written about and produced award-winning documentaries about athletes, coaches, teams and the intriguing issues they allow us to explore.
Among our many assignments:
It's the biggest story of our time. Who wouldn't want to cover it?
In 1990, Ted Turner created a special TBS/CNN Environment Unit. Five correspondents, including Seattle-based Jack Hamann, traveled the world to bring viewers stories about the challenges, successes and failures of biodiversity, sustainability, climate and other emerging topics.
During that same decade, Jack collaborated with producer John deGraaf on two wide-ranging environment documentaries for PBS.
Among our many environment assignments:
We got married. We bought a camper van, grabbed our cat, and drove to the four corners of the Continental United States. San Diego. Key West. Maine. Seattle.
Forty years on, we've never stopped traveling. With a new camper van and new cats, we continue to find backroads across North America and the world.
We've driven across the United States dozens of times. All 50 states. Most of Canada. Driven to the Arctic Ocean. Driven throughout Europe. One year, we bicycled through Europe, bringing just two sets of clothing each.
Among our many travel assignments:
JUSTICE ... ENVIRONMENT ... SPORTS ... PROFILES ... TRAVEL
From a groundbreaking investigative book about civil rights history and military justice ... to globetrotting documentaries about sports, health, environment and politics ... to engaging multimedia travel journalism ... we have a broad range of interests and expertise.