Dinesh Sabu
Matt Lauterbach
Written By
Matt Lauterbach
Dinesh Sabu
R. Patrick Lile
Ian Kibbe
Dinesh Sabu
Joshua Abrams
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Justine Nagan
Melissa Sage Fadim
Leslie Simmer
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
Clark Jackson
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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.