Director and Producer
Maggie Bowman
Stacy Robinson
Executive Producer
Carroll Bogert
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Rise Sanders-Weir
Illinois Humanities
Kim Bellware
Associate Producer
Brendan Brown
Ingrid Roettgen
Melissa Sterne
Motion Graphics
Kathleen Chee
Additional Editing
Matt Taylor
Seth Bomse
Director of Photography
Oral Berat User
Scott Morgan
Additional camera
Edwin Diaz
Brendan Hubbard
Sound Recordist
Martin Stebbing
Production Assistant
Resita Cox
Alexandra Epstein
Additional Research
Mago Torres
Location Photography
Pat Nabong
McKinleigh Lair
Mitch Dietz
Assistant Editor
Ingrid Roettgen
Post Assistance
Edwin Perez Osuna
Sara Kragnessi
Post Supervisor/Color Grading
Matt Taylor
Audio Post-Production
Drew Weir, Another Country
Legal Counsel
Peter Jaszi
Robert Labate, Holland & Knight LLP
Impact producer
Resita Cox
Supervising Producer
Ruth Baldwin
Consulting Producer
Alex Kotlowitz
Jenny Carchman
Additional Reporting and Social Media
Tatiana Craine
Website Designer
Alex Tatusian
Website Development
Katie Park and Gabriel Isman

Stacy Robinson

Stacy Robinson is a non-fiction producer with more than a decade of experience writing, producing, and supervising documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, Own, CNBC, and numerous cable networks. As a storyteller, she searches for the emotional soul of every story – no matter how big, or small, the subject might seem.

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. 

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.

Melissa Sterne

Melissa Sterne is an editor whose recent credits include "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" which aired on the PBS series American Masters in 2012, was the opening film at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center, and had a national theatrical release, playing in over 130 theaters. She also edited "Radicle Disciple: The Story of Father Michael Pfleger" which garnered 3 stars from Roger Ebert, won Best Documentary at the Big Muddy Film Festival, aired on PBS, and has shown at film festivals throughout the world.

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.

Resita Cox

Resita is a North Carolina-born, Chicago-based independent filmmaker and artist. Resita launched her career in journalism at WTVD-TV in Raleigh, NC and WCTI-TV in New Bern, NC as a multimedia journalist and news reporter. Resita transitioned from news media to documentary film in 2018, where she was named a Chicago Filmmakers Digital Media Production Grantee for her film, Regrowth, which is about food and environmental justice on the West Side of Chicago.

Alex Kotlowitz


Alex Kotlowitz is perhaps best known for the bestselling There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America. The book, which was published in 1991 and has since sold over half-a-million copies, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Helen B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award. The New York Public Library selected There Are No Children Here as one of the 150 most important books of the century.