- David E. Simpson
- Executive Producer
- Gordon Quinn
- Jeannie R. Magill
- Associate Producer
- Xan Aranda
David E. Simpson
David E. Simpson is a documentary filmmaker with over three decades of experience. Films he has produced, directed or edited have garnered three national Emmys, a pair of Peabody awards, two DuPont-Columbia batons, an Oscar nomination, a Sundance jury award and best in category at countless festivals. He has worked in close association with Kartemquin Films since 1997.
An experienced director/producer, David deems editing the heart of documentary-practice and spends the bulk of his time in the cutting room crafting impactful works with talented collaborators.
Founder and Senior Advisor
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.
Emmy nominee Xan Aranda is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with HBO, Jill Soloway, the Duplass Brothers and Focus Features, among others.