Sidekick Video
A Video Studio By Your Side


Hi! We're Sidekick.

A video studio in Chicago

At Sidekick we're all about people.

And we think lots of people, and their experiences, are fascinating funny, and sometimes a bit weird. We also think there's no better way to share those stories than video. 

We specialize in documentary-style commercials and branded content, mainly for the web. We work on projects in both English and Spanish, creating videos that absorb and engross, connect and relate. 

We love video and we think we’re pretty good at it. And like any good sidekick, we’re by your side until the job is done.


Meet The Team


Ben Derico

This is Ben. Director, DP, and occasional Editor at Sidekick. He's interested in people and thinks video is the best medium to tell their stories. He's made spots for clients large and small in the commercial arena, as well as doc work around the world. He's a Spanish speaker and bike rider.  

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Kara Kittel

This is Kara. Project Manager, Studio Manager, and Social Media Enthusiast.  She's interested in learning how things work and making sure they're running efficiently. Her background is in strategy and market research. She enjoys  meeting dogs and opening too many browser tabs. 


Grace Hahn

This is Grace. Line Producer and Project Coordinator.  She's all about emails & working with new people. A producer at heart, she thoroughly enjoys watching all the moving parts of a project come together. She's a wannabe cartoonist, an amateur traveller, and an expert vegan.


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