About

Leslie and Jack Hamann

WE TELL STORIES.

Not the make-believe kind. Real stories about real people leading real lives.

In a world awash with 140-character tweets and 7-second videos, a well-told tale is increasingly rare. That’s where we come in. Quality research. Compelling writing. Professional production.

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, digital and print.

Our assignments take us around the globe. A mosquito-infested Arctic island. A haunting Polish beit almin. A bustling Chinese hutong. A sprawling Brazilian favela. A sobering Siberian prison. An ancient Ethiopian market. Between us, we’ve bungeed in New Zealand, mushed dogs in the Yukon, rafted in Switzerland, played catch in Cuba, biked across Europe, and slept in the crater of an active American volcano. We’ve profiled Andean potato farmers, Russian stockbrokers, Nepali environmentalists, American volleyball players, and a barefoot South African runner. We’re currently creating video portraits of distinguished federal judges.

Stories come in many forms. We’ve written On American Soil, a groundbreaking book that overturned World War II’s largest US Army court-martial. We’ve produced more than a dozen documentaries for CNN, PBS and others. We’ve written for national print magazines, network newsmagazines, regional newspapers and a host of websites. We love what we do.

WELL TOLD STORIES.

Our work has won dozens of regional, national and international honors. Book of the Year from Investigative Reporters and Editors. Horace Mann Award for “winning victories for humanity.” Discover Great New Writers Award from Barnes & Noble. 10 Emmy Awards. Multiple film festivals, including medals in New York, Houston and Columbus. And many more.

We’re both graduates of UCLA (Jack: BA, Economics, 1976 | Leslie: BA, Psychology, 1977). Leslie has a Forestry degree from the University of Washington, and spent a decade with the US Forest Service. Jack has a law degree from the University of Oregon, and spent much of his early career as a news reporter after one year as a lawyer. Married in 1976, we have two children and three grandchildren. Our bucket list remains long.


FILM FESTIVALSPUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM
New York International (Silver, 1994)Innocence Champion Award
New York International (Silver, 1984)Loren Miller Award
Houston WorldFest International (Platinum)Urban League Spirit Award
Houston WorldFest International (Gold)Horace Mann Award
Columbus (Silver Chris)
Columbus (Honorable Mention)WRITING
Chicago International (Merit)Washington Book Award (Finalist)
Indie Spirit (Audience Award)Barnes & Noble Discover Award
Barnes & Noble WA Star Award
DOCUMENTARIES
Billie Award (Finalist)JOURNALISM/REPORTING
National Press Club (Honorable Mention)Communicator Award (Chrystal)
NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 2002)National Headliner Award
CINE Award (Golden Eagle)Cable ACE Award (Finalist, 1996)
NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1990)Cable ACE Award (Winner, 1993)
NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1988)Environmental Media Award
Livingston Award (Finalist, 1987)NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1990)
Livingston Award (Finalist, 1986)SPJ Northwest (1990)
NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1986)SPJ Northwest (1989)
Washington Press AssociationSPJ Northwest (1988)
NATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1986)
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTINGNATAS Northwest (Emmy, 1986)
Washington State Bar AssociationRTNDA Award
Investigative Reporters & Editors (Book of the Year)