Hillary Bachelder
Rachel Pikelny
Anne Sobel
Executive Producers
Jolene Pinder
Betsy Steinberg
Gordon Quinn
Sally Jo Fifer
Lois Vossen
Supervising Producer
Amy Shatsky
Consulting Producers
Rosie Garthwaite
Noland Walker
Associate Producer
Carina Nieto
Paul Brill
Music Supervisor
Dawn Madell
Graphics and Animation
Consulting Editor
Miranda Yousef
Additional Editor
Sikay Tang
Assistant Editor
Amber Love
Additional camera
Margaret Byrne
Ashley O'Shay Mills
Liz Stanton
Anne Sobel
Adam Sobel
Aerial Photographers
Nick Nummerdor
Matthew McClish
John Montgomery
Production assistants
Peter DiCamillo
Nancy McDonald
Clara Rotter-Laitman
Sound Mix and Design
Sarah Krohn
Archival Research and Transcription
Lola DiNizio
Post Production Supervisor
Matt Taylor
Additional graphics
Peter DiCamillo
Leila Register
Jessika Savage
Jung-Ah Kim
Yooyeon Shim
Grant Writer
Alison Hanold
Director of Film Strategy
Tim Horsburgh
Director of Development
Joanna Lakatos
Director of Finance
Andrea de Fraga
Jamie Bourne
Director of Production and Post
Rise Sanders-Weir
Technical Director
Jim Morrisette
Post-Production Associate
Ingrid Roettgen
Director of Editing
Leslie Simmer
Director of Programs and Engagement
Laura Gomez-Mesquita
Additional Kartemquin Staff
Abbie Brewer
Tina Figueroa
Keira Kennedy
Tikahya Lampley
Julia Martin
Anu Rana
Elise Schierbeek
Whitney A. Spencer
Max Asaf
Ryan Gleeson
Leah Sacks
Emily Strong
Pedro Urgiles
Nancy McDonald
Anthony Stoll
Carlos Cova
Viorica Mereuta
Kartemquin Interns
Inbal Palombo
Rory McFadden
Siyan Huang
Martin Awano
Noah Frick-alofs
Peter Dorman
Ulysses Bufano
Ankur Singh
Andrea Raby
Elodie Edjang
Josie Pommering
Julia Davis
Stephanie Wang
Brian Lu
Sadaf Ferdowsi
Stan Wright
Ashish Valentine
Alyssa Villegas
Resita Cox
Alexandra Epstein
Jessica Vitkin
Lilly Hanson
Allison Walsh
Edwin Perez
Anna Luy Tan
McKinleigh Lair
Sara Kagness
Mitch Deitz
Gabriel Broderick
Woojae Julia Song
Lily Qi
Jess Martinaitis
Elisa Maravilla
Adia Ivey
Hannah Faris
Ashina Hamilton
Paige Benner
Nathan Kim
Scott Taylor
Rita Carmona
Anna Lee Ackermann
Special Thanks
Bryn Bird
Julie Cho
Myya Jones
The Bird and Walsh Families
The Locke Family
The Adams Family
Melanie Schott
Michelle Newman
Ceciel Shaw
Bobby Burns
Herman Starks
Barry Randolph
Margaret Byrne
Peter DiCamillo
Ryan Gleeson
Ursula Liang
Mark Mitten
Anu Rana
Adam Sobel
Leslie Simmer
Blake Sobczak and Zahra Faith
Legal Council
Holland & Knight LLP
Peter Jaszi

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.

Anne Sobel

Anne Sobel is a writer and producer who loves telling stories about women stepping out of line. Her graphic novel series, Isra’ & the Black Moon Pearl, is a superhero saga that steeped in the untold history of women in the Arabian Gulf. The first book is due out in Spring 2020 via HBKU Press and will be published in English, Arabic, and French.

Jolene Pinder

Jolene Pinder is a documentary producer and arts administrator with 15 years of experience in the independent film space. Most recently, she helped launch and served as the inaugural executive director of #CreateLouisiana, a grantmaking and mentorship non-profit designed to champion Louisiana talent in film. Recent grantees supported through #CreateLouisiana have attracted national attention, including 2019 Tribeca multi-award winner Phillip Youmans for his film Burning Cane.

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. 

Margaret Byrne

Award-winning filmmaker Margaret Byrne, directed and produced Raising Bertie (POV 2017), a feature documentary following the lives of three African American boys growing up in rural North Carolina. Some of her previous credits include Generation Wealth (2018), All the Queen’s Horses (2017), Emmy-nominated American Promise (POV 2013).

Nancy McDonald

Manager of Development and Special Events

Nancy first joined the Kartemquin family as an intern of Xan Aranda and assisted on her film Andrew Bird: Fever Year. She then worked for several years as a Production Coordinator on an educational children's television show, Green Screen Adventures. Her roles there included costume design/styling for which she was nominated for a National Daytime Emmy.

Matt Taylor

Post-Production Manager

Matt joined Kartemquin Films in the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the team Matt earned his chops editing short videos for nonprofit organizations as well as working as a freelancer on a number of films, including Kartemquin’s Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and America to Me.

Matt now oversees and manages Kartemquin’s postproduction workflow. In conjunction with KTQ’s post team and its filmmakers, Matt provides support in all stages of editing.

Tim Horsburgh

Director of Film Strategy

Tim Horsburgh is Kartemquin’s Director of Film Strategy, leading the organization's development, production, and distribution of 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.

Risé Sanders-Weir

Risé Sanders-Weir has supervised production for documentaries appearing on MSNBC, PBS, History, National Geographic, CNBC, A&E, The Weather Channel and others. Her work as a writer, producer, director and supervisor has been recognized with Emmy, Hugo and Telly awards. Sanders has also received nominations for an MPSE Golden Reel and an NAACP Image Award. She is the Producer of America to Me.

Ingrid Roettgen

Ingrid works in the post-production department at Kartemquin Films. She supports projects through assistant editing, media management, and workflow coordination. Additionally, Ingrid manages distribution traffic for Kartemquin’s catalog of over 60 films, both domestically and internationally. Ingrid has worked with Kartemquin since 2016, and previously oversaw the Kartemquin Archive Project by managing preservation of over 18,000 historic artifacts that span 50+ years of independent documentary filmmaking.

Laura Gomez-Mesquita

Director of Programs and Engagement

Laura joins the Kartemquin team in the Spring of 2018 as the Programs and Engagement Manager. Her duties include overseeing and supporting the KTQ Labs, Diverse Voices in Doc programs. In her role, she will also be supporting the development of impact and engagement strategies for Kartemquin co-productions. She is thrilled to join a community of creatives seeking to make social change through the power of film.

Tikahya Lampley

Finance Associate

Tikahya has always had a passion for writing and mathematics. During her high school career, she was in the Creative Writing Club and an e-Board member for the Young Accountants Club. In college, she initially intended on majoring in Journalism with a minor in Finance. During the first two years of college, she noticed she loved creative writing as a hobby and not as a career, resulting in changing majors to Human Resources with the study of Finance. She loves connecting with people, solving problems and making the world a better place one number or word at a time.

Elise Schierbeek

Archive Associate

Elise joined Kartemquin Films as Archive Associate in 2019, serving as primary attendant to the Kartemquin Archive Project. Elise’s duties involve inventory, assessment, and research for the preservation of nearly 18,000 elements spanning more than 50 years of documentary production. They coordinate the retrieval and tracking of these historical elements, investigate project histories, and act as liaison for consultants and institutions developing long-term archival storage and access solutions. 

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.

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.

Mark Mitten

Co-Chair, Marketing and Development Committee

Mark Mitten is an award-winning producer who has created a variety of media and entertainment projects. Most recently he originated and produced the internationally acclaimed documentary Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams), which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Abacus was nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary and was named best Political Documentary by the Critic’s Choice Awards.