Director/Producer
Dinesh Sabu
Editor
Matt Lauterbach
Written By
Matt Lauterbach
Dinesh Sabu
Co-Producer
R. Patrick Lile
Cinematography
Ian Kibbe
Dinesh Sabu
Composer
Joshua Abrams
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Justine Nagan
Melissa Sage Fadim
Leslie Simmer
Outreach/Marketing
Diane Moy Quon
Outreach Coordinator
Max Asaf
Outreach Advisor
Anushri Singhvi
Consulting Editor
Nora Gully
Gordon Quinn
Leslie Simmer
Additional Editing
Hillary Bachelder
Katerina Simic
Additional Cinematography
Tom Bailey
Sandeep Sabu
Sound Recording
R. Patrick Lile
Jonathan Vogel
Post Production Manager
Ryan Gleeson
Post Production Assistant
Eugene Kobayashi
Additional Producing
Jennifer B. Wells
Color Correction Facility
11 Dollar Bill
Colorist
Clark Jackson
AUDIO POST FACILITY
Another Country
Re-Recording Mixer
Drew Weir
Audio Post Supervisor
Tim Konn
Executive Director, Kartemquin Films
Betsy Steinberg
Director of Finance and Operations
Anthony Stoll
Finance Manager
Pedro Urgiles
Finance Assistant
Viorica Mereuta
Director of Communications and Distribution
Tim Horsburgh
Community Engagement and Programs Manager
Emily Strong
Technical Director
Jim Morrissette
Production Manager
Nancy McDonald
Post Production Associate
Carlos Cova
Marketing and Distirbution Associate
Julia Martin
Director of Development
Joanna Lakatos
Data and Administrative Coordinator
Max Asaf
Kartemquin Staff
Alanna Schmelter
Alex Skalomenos
Alex Stein
Alison Hanold
Andrew Jones
Beth Iams
Cate Ryan
Christine McAlonan
Eleanor Bryan
Elizabeth Neufeld
Gregory Collins
Jacinta Banks
Jennie Gambach
Lindsey Bahr
Liz Kaar
Maria Galent
Nicole Gotthelf
Rachel Dickson
Tamara Fouche
Will Thwaites
Yvonne Afable
Kartemquin Intern
Bucher Almzain
Max Asaf
Hillary Bachelder
Phillip Batta
Chris Bentley
Andrea Blake
Ryan Buckley
Madeleine Burdzy
Ranjani Chakraborty
Reid Compton
Alexandra Cox
Marcus Davis
Rachel Dickson
Dain Evans
Nick Fraccaro
Kevin Fullam
Rosa Gaia Saunders
Rachel Glass
Hans Glick
Martine Granby
Blake Griffin
Elena Guobyte
Douglas Henry
Anna Hull
Marriah Kern
Nushmia Khan
Tracy Ko
Naomi Kothbauer
Kristin Leffler
Lauren Makholm
Thomas Matthew
Rondel Merrill
Ashley Mills
Jessica Naudziunas
Eileen O'Donnell
Orion Pahl
Jeff Perlman
Katie Prentiss
Joe Riina-Ferrie
Hannah Roodman
Ben Schamisso
Ayesha Siddiqi
Alex Skalomenos
Natalie Stone
Eve Studnicka
Isabella Szabolcs
Will Thwaites
Stanzi Vaubel
Julian Walker
Cassie Wierenga
Justin Williams
Wei Ying
Kristen Zelenka

R. Patrick Lile

R. Patrick Lile is currently producing his first feature-length documentary Unbroken Glass with Kartemquin. Following an internship with Kartemquin, Patrick was the Outreach Coordinator for the award winning documentary, The Interrupters (2011).

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.

Joshua Abrams

Joshua Abrams has composed scores for 7 feature films, 6 short films, and the themes for StoryCorps Animated Shorts. His music has appeared in Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning films by directors Steve James and Bill Siegel, as well as films by Aaron Wickenden, Dan Rybicky, Jamie Meltzer, Dinesh Sabu, and Simon Starling. Joshua's score for Life Itself earned him a nomination for best score of 2015 from Cinema Eye Honors.

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. 

Betsy Steinberg

Executive Director

Executive Director Betsy Steinberg joined Kartemquin in December 2015 and oversees daily operations, development, and serves as Executive Producer on Kartemquin projects. Prior to Kartemquin she spent eight years as Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office where she she spearheaded Illinois’ transformation into a world class film destination. She was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois film tax credit and implemented an overall business development strategy resulting in over $1 billion in direct economic impact.

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.

Max Asaf

Development Coordinator

Max joined Kartemquin's staff in the fall of 2016, after a KTQ internship following his graduation from the University of Chicago. Max’s duties as Development Coordinator provides strategic support for organizational fundraising alongside the Director of Development. These fundraising efforts include leading the KTQ Membership program, grant writing, special event planning, and corporate sponsorships. Max also supports the Director of Development in providing fundraising support to KTQ’s filmmaking teams.

Nora Gully

Nora Gully is a curious and compassionate video editor who specializes in long-form documentary films. She values the opportunity to learn about people's lives and bring their stories to the screen.

Nora was most recently an editor on How to Build a School in Haiti and Unity Dinners, additional editor on Finding Vivian Maier and post production supervisor for Almost There.

Hillary Bachelder

Hillary Bachelder is a former Kartemquin intern turned staff member now working as a freelance editor, producer, and director in Chicago. Hillary first began her Kartemquin staff life as a night shift assistant editor for the Emmy-award winning The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Hillary went on to become Post Production Manager and then Director of Production at Kartemquin, managing teams, collaborating with filmmakers, and ultimately earning credits on over a dozen recent Kartemquin projects.

Ryan Gleeson

Post-Production Manager

A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Ryan first joined the Kartemquin family as an intern of Xan Aranda and assisted in the rollout of her film Andrew Bird: Fever Year. Later, as an intern at Kartemquin, he worked on a range of tasks including contributing to outreach on The Interrupters, assisting in editing of the demo of Living Revolution, and helping with Kartemquin’s first KTQ Labs Spring Showcase.

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.

Anthony Stoll

Director of Finance and Operations

Prior to joining Kartemquin Films as its Director of Finance and Operations, Anthony owned and operated AJ Stoll & Associates, LLC from September 2009 through November 2015. While there, he provided an array of services for nonprofits including: creating policies and procedures including internal controls, bookkeeping services, financial statement preparation, financial and programmatic assessments and strategic planning.

Tim Horsburgh

Director of Communications and Distribution

Tim Horsburgh is Kartemquin’s Director of Communications and Distribution. Since 2009, he has driven marketing, audience engagement, public relations, and social media for Kartemquin and all their films. In March 2014 he began overseeing Kartemquin's distribution strategy. He is also responsible for assessing and managing potential new Kartemquin documentary projects.

Emily Strong

Programs and Engagement Manager

Emily Strong is committed to sharing and supporting authentic and inspiring stories from diverse perspectives that stimulate conversation, unite people, and express humanity. She is grateful to have the opportunity to do this every day running the Internship, KTQ Labs, and Diverse Voices in Documentary programs at Kartemquin, cultivating and producing over 42 filmmakers each year.

Nancy McDonald

Production Manager

Nancy first joined the documentary community as an intern of filmmaker Xan Aranda and assisted on her film Andrew Bird: Fever Year. She then worked for several years as 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.

Julia Martin

Marketing and Distribution Associate

Julia has served as Kartemquin’s Marketing and Distribution Associate since the fall of 2016, having interned with Kartemquin during the spring of 2016. She feels very lucky to have found the supportive and collaborative filmmaking community that is Kartemquin, and to have the opportunity to work with and learn from its talented filmmakers and staff everyday.

Alanna Schmelter

Alanna Schmelter is a film & television editor with a concentration in narrative non-fiction & documentary. After graduating with a degree in film editing from Columbia College Chicago, she started her career by cutting comedy at the world-renowned Second City. She has since edited series for National Geographic, Travel Channel, Ovation and A&E.

Beth Iams

Director of Project Research

Beth is the Director of Project Research and has been working with Kartemquin since 2005. Currently, she is the Co-Producer of In the Family, a documentary feature exploring the impact of genetic testing for the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer gene. The film will be broadcast nationally on the series "P.O.V." on PBS in Fall 2008. In addition to her production role, Beth is also coordinating the outreach and education campaign around the film.

Liz Kaar

Liz Kaar is an independent documentary filmmaker, working in Chicago and Latin America. She edited Kartemquin’s feature-length documentary Typeface, as well as a slew of shorts, demos and trailers for the company.  She’s also produced and directed non-profit videos for the Illinois Department of Public Health, CDC, and The Newberry Library.  Most recently she edited and associate produced the feature-length music documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year.
 

Rachel Dickson

Rachel Dickson is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Chicago. Before working in film, she worked as a print and radio journalist in Latin America. She is currently the Supervising Producer of The School Project, a series of short documentaries and webisodes about public education collaboratively produced by Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, Media Process Group, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, and Free Spirit Media.

Yvonne Afable

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Yvonne P. Afable was Kartemquin's Director of Finance from 2004-2012, before transitioning to the Board of Directors. A graduate of DePaul University, Yvonne has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting & Finance. She is a Certified Management Accountant with 16 years of accounting experience. She was an auditor for two years before beginning her career in the not-for-profit industry. She monitored the budget and assisted with investments for the American College of Surgeons before becoming the Assistant Accounting Manager.

Justin Williams

Diverse Voices in Docs Coordinator

Justin Williams has worked as a communications and arts management professional to enhance the outreach and impact of theaters, businesses, and individuals. He has been affiliated with Kartemquin beginning in 2014 – first as an intern then as an Associate Producer. He is glad to return to Kartemquin in the role of Diverse Voices in Docs coordinator as the company further commits and invests in documentaries produced by filmmakers of color.