Producer/Director
Bing Liu
Producer
Diane Moy Quon
Editor
Bing Liu
Joshua Altman
Original Music
Nathan Halpern
Chris Ruggiero
Executive Producer
Steve James
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Sally Jo Fifer
Motion Graphics
Jesse Kerman
Sound Mix
Jim LeBrecht, Berkeley Sound Artists
Colorist
Tyler Roth, Company 3 Chicago
Cinematography
Bing Liu
Featuring
Zack Mulligan
Kiere Johnson
With
Kent Abernathy
Mengyue Bolen
Nina Bowgren
Bing Liu
Supervising Producer for ITVS
Michael Kinomoto
Post-Production Supervisor
Ryan Gleeson
Assistant Editors
Carlos Cova
Sebastian Pinzon Silva
Additional Camera Op.
Philipp Batta
Additional Sound
Hayden Jackson
Additional Production Support
Kent Abernathy
Amanda Brinton
Additional Colorist
Parker Jarvie
Re-Recording Mixers
James Lebrecht
Erik Reimers
Sound Design
Bijan Sharifi
Graphic Design
Nicole Vettriano
Communications and Distribution
Tim Horsburgh
Director of Production
Risé Sander-Weir
Consulting Producer
Maggie Bowman
Finance and Operations
Andrea de Fraga
Director of Editing
Leslie Simmer
Technical Director
Jim Morrissette
Director of Development
Joanna Lakatos
Engagement Manager
Emily Strong
Documentary Coordinator
Anu Rana

Steve James

Steve James' affiliation with Kartemquin began in 1987 with the start of production of Hoop Dreams, for which he served as director, producer, and co-editor. He has since then become one of the most acclaimed documentary makers of his generation, with noted works being Stevie, The New Americans, The War Tapes, At the Death House Door, The Interrupters, Life Itself, and most recently the 2018 Academy Award®-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.

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. 

Justine Nagan

From 2008-2015, Justine led Kartemquin Films as Executive Director as well as being an Executive Producer on each new film. She was responsible, in concert with the Board of Directors, for creating and implementing the strategic vision for Kartemquin. Justine successfully transitioned to the ED role in a historic founder-led organization, and made major strides in building a foundation for long-term sustainability.

Ryan Gleeson

​Ryan Gleeson is a documentary filmmaker based in Chicago, Illinois. After cutting his teeth on his parents' VHSC camcorder and spending a summer editing Hyphenated Humor with the late Jerry Blumenthal, Ryan spent half a decade at Kartemquin Films involving himself in a variety of ways, including but not limited to film production, workflow planning, tape archiving, event planning, and gallery curation. He rose to be Kartemquin's Post-Production Manager.

Tim Horsburgh

Tim Horsburgh is an independent producer and consultant dedicated to the development, production, marketing, distributing, and impact of award-winning, impactful documentary films.

Serving on Kartemquin staff from 2009-2021, he was most recently Kartemquin’s Director of Film Strategy, leading the organization's original documentaries through their collaborative production model; industry outreach, strategic initiatives, and brand-building; and serving as the point of contact for Kartemquin Producers and Associates.

Joanna Lakatos

Director of Development

Joanna Lakatos joined Kartemquin Films in 2016 as the organization’s Director of Development, bringing 13 years of experience in non-profit management, development and marketing communications – with a deep and longstanding interest in media, the arts and social change. Her areas of expertise include individual and major giving, corporate and foundation relations, special events strategy, strategic planning and campaign management.