Margaret Byrne
Ian Kibbe
Director of Photography/Producer
Jon Stuyvesant
Executive Producer
J. Cole
Justine Nagan
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Leslie Simmer
Original Score
Eric Andrew Kuhn
Original Music and Title Track
J. Cole / Dreamville Records
Written By
Margaret Byrne
Leslie Simmer
Story Consultant
Gordon Quinn
Director of Production, Kartemquin Films
Hillary Bachelder
Post Production Supervisor
Ryan Gleeson
Additional camera
Margaret Byrne
Additional Editor
Hillary Bachelder
Ryan Gleeson
Assistant Editor
Francis Cedro
Eugene Kobayashi
Nancy McDonald
Editing Consultant
David Teague
Technical Supervisor
Jim Morrissette
Additional Music Composed by
Robin Landy
Drew Anagnost
Leah Gibson
Jonathan Henderson
Eric Kuhn
Robin Landy
Dina Maccabee
Lewis Patzner
Rachel Rollins
Music Mixed by
Ari Picker
Eric Kuhn
Mark Argenti
Jillian Dudziak
High Definition Finish
Nolo Digital Film
Digital Colorist
Elliot Rudmann
Boris Seagraves
Online Edit
Elliot Rudmann
Boris Seagraves
Producer at Nolo Digital Film
Joe Flanagan
Assistant at Nolo Digital Film
Marina Monks
Re-recording mixer/Dialog Editor
Michel Marrano
Re–recording mixer/Sound Editor
Aaron Keane
Audio Post Supervisor
Eric W. Johnson
Executive Director, Kartemquin Films
Betsy Steinberg
Vice President of Finance and Operations, Kartemquin Films
Suzanne Niemoth
Director of Communications and Distribution, Kartemquin Films
Tim Horsburgh
Director of Programs and Engagement, Kartemquin Films
Beckie Stocchetti
Finance, Kartemquin Films
Marriah Kern
Pedro Urgiles
Development Associate
Mo Johnson
Office and Events Associate
Emily Strong
Diverse Voices in Documentary Coordinator
Justin Williams
Kartemquin Post Production Manager
Al Williams
Lauren Feinman
Matt Mele
Andrea Swanson
Will Swanson
Legal Counsel to Kartemquin Films
Holland & Knight LLP
Robert Labate
Joi Thomas
Cheryl Kang
Additional Kartemquin Staff
Eleanor Bryan
Gregory Collins
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Tamara Fouche
Maria Galent
Nicole Gotthelf
Alison Hanold
Andrew Jones
Matt Lauterbach
Christine McAlonan
Alex Stein
Kartemquin Interns
Abbie Brasch
Alexander Skalomenos
Alexandra Cox
Andrea Blake
Aniluz Mercedes
Anna Hull
Arpita Aneja
Ashley Mills
Ben Schamisso
Brent Bandemer
Brian Gersten
Brooklyn Demme
Bucher Almzain
Carlos Cova
Charlie Kessler
Clancy Calkins
Cody Wallace
Dain Evans
Daria Taylor
David Granskog
Douglas Henry
Eileen O'Donnell
Emily Strong
Erica Avery
Eugene Kobayashi
Evan Dolan
Eve Studnicka
Felix Ofosu Yeboah
Hannie Lee
Hans Glick
Jessica Naudziunas
Justin Williams
Kayla Lane Freeman
Kazuko Golden
Kevin Hammontree
Kristen Zelenka
Kristin Leffler
Laura Kinter
Madeleine Burdzy
Marcus Davis
Marriah Kern
Martine Granby
Michael Zarowny
Mihaela Popescu
Natalie Stone
Nehemiah Stark
Nushmia Khan
Rachel Dickson
Rachel Glass
Rachel Rozycki
Reginald Rice
Reid Compton
Rondell Merrill
Rubin Daniels Jr
Spenser Gabin
Stacy Moon
Stephanie Sunata
Tracy Ko
Will Thwaites
Zachary Vanes
Beti Films Interns
Minjin Han
Mimi Wilcox
Funding provided by
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Ford Foundation
One Economy Corporation
The Dobkin Family
Southern Documentary Fund
Harper Foundation
David Roswell & Maggie Heraty
Mark Trustin & Marcia Angle
Denny Cummings
Chaz Ebert
Judy Rice
Amy & Michael Tiemann
With Support From
Raymond Byrne
IFP Labs
Cucalorus Film Festival

Ian Kibbe

Ian Robertson Kibbe is a freelance filmmaker, writer, producer and musician with over 10 years experience as a producer, director and editor. Ian was the engagement coordinator for the award-winning PBS documentary, The Calling, and its companion campaign, What’s Your Calling (The Kindling Group) and also the engagement coordinator for the Emmy nominated, designer cult hit, Typeface (Kartemquin Films). Ian is currently working on the upcoming Kartemquin documentaries, Raising Bertie and Unbroken Glass. Ian's work has appeared on PBS, CNN, G4, The Health Care Blog, Billboard Magazine and the Huffington Post.

Jon Stuyvesant

Jon Stuyvesant is originally from Chicago, but currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He has been working in documentary film for over a decade and has also worked on a wide range of television shows for a host of networks. Jon earned a BFA in Film & Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied under a very talented faculty including Jennifer Reeder, an award winning filmmaker/video artist, and Jim Morrisette, the current Technical Director at Kartemquin.

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.

Gordon Quinn

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. 

Hillary Bachelder

Hillary Bachelder is a documentary director, cinematographer, and editor. She is the former Director of Production at Kartemquin Films and earned both editing and production credits on over a dozen of the company’s critically acclaimed films and series, including the Emmy-award-winning Trials of Muhammad Ali, POV’s Raising Bertie, and Oscar nominated Minding the Gap. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Sundance Documentary Edit and Storytelling lab as an up-and-coming editor of promise.

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.

Eugene Kobayashi

Post-Production Assistant

Eugene is a Post Production Assistant. He works on various aspects in the finishing of a film. His responsibilities include media management, online editing, and creating exports for festivals and distributors. Eugene is a former intern at Kartemquin and worked extensively on the show Hard Earned. Most recently, he was the assistant editor for In the Game.

Suzanne Niemoth

Suzanne, the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Kartemquin, is a non-profit finance, operations and accounting expert dedicated to building stronger non-profit organizations through better fiscal management and organizational efficiency. Suzanne has a decade of professional experience focused on strengthening the internal capacity of charitable organizations. She believes that navigating the financial challenges unique to non-profits requires a high level of financial accountability, transparency, and integrity. In her role at Kartemquin, Suzanne is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s financial management, general operations, human resources, compliance, information technology, legal affairs and risk management.

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.

Pedro Urgiles

Pedro is the Finance Manager at Kartemquin Films. He assists the Director of Finance & Operations in planning and organizing the activities of day-to-day accounting functions. His responsibilities include overseeing accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly intercompany processes, and payroll. His interest in documentary films stems from watching Spellbound at a young age as he prepared for a citywide spelling bee.

Rachel Dickson

Rachel Dickson is an independent filmmaker based in Chicago with a background in journalism and Spanish translation. She produced ‘63 Boycott with Kartemquin Films, which was named on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Short Subject, won the Jury Award for Best Short Documentary at the Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and was an official selection of the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight and the DOC NYC Short List.