Director
Steve James
Producers
Steve James
Adam D. Singer
Gordon Quinn
Executive Producers
Robert May
Gordon Quinn
Cinematography
Dana Kupper
Gordon Quinn
Peter Gilbert
Editors
Steve James
Bill Haugse
Music Composed and Performed
Dirk Powell
Production Manager
Karen Larson
Post Production Supervisor
Adam Singer
Post Production Manager
Leslie Simmer
Location Sound
Adam D. Singer
Tom Yore
Jim Fetterley

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.