Director
Jason Osder
Producer
Beth Sternheimer
Executive Producers
Bob Hercules
Gordon Quinn
Ellie Siegel
Editor
Anne Alvergue
Archival Producer
Rich Remsberg
Director of Photography
Keith Walker
Film Conceived By
Bill Siegel

Jason Osder

Director

America Sells Itself director Jason Osder is responsible for the award-winning documentary LET THE FIRE BURN about the 1985 confrontation between the group MOVE and the Philadelphia police that claimed the lives of 11 people. LET THE FIRE BURN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the best editing in a documentary award and a jury special mention for best new documentary director.

Beth Sternheimer

America Sells Itself  producer Beth Sternheimer’s independent film work includes serving as co-producer for THE CALLING, a four-hour PBS series that broadcast nationally on Independent Lens. Beth was producer and archival researcher for the public television documentary REFUGE: STORIES OF THE SELFHELP HOME and field producer for several Kartemquin Films productions, including THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI and Judith Helfand’s COOKED.&nb

Bob Hercules

Bob Hercules is an independent filmmaker and co-owner of Media Process Group. His recent films include Bill T. Jones: A Good Man (American Masters 2011, Full Frame/Silverdocs/IDFA/DOXA, 2011), Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (American Masters, 2012), Forgiving Dr. Mengele (Slamdance Special Jury Prize, 2006) and Senator Obama Goes to Africa (seen in over 100 countries in 2007-08).

Gordon Quinn

Founder and Artistic Director

Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 50 years. Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home for Life (1966) "an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon established the direction he would take for the next four decades, making cinéma vérité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people. 

Keith Walker

Keith, co-owner and director of photography for Media Process Group, has shot hundreds of broadcast segments for shows like 60-minutes, Oprah’s Next Chapter, Dateline, and HBO Real Sports, as well as numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS, NBC and CBS. He also shot many corporate marketing and educational projects for clients like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Gates Foundation, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Starbucks.

Bill Siegel

(deceased)

Bill Siegel was a valued member of the Kartemquin community for several decades, beginning as a researcher on Hoop Dreams, through to his masterpiece The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and up to his passing in December 2018.