Suzanne Davenport
Greg Grieco
Betsy Martens
Gordon Quinn
Teena Weeb
Jerry Blumenthal
Sue Delson
Sharon Karp
Peter Kuttner
Mike McLoughlin
Richard Schmiechen

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. 

Jerry Blumenthal

Founding Partner

Jerry Blumenthal, one of the founding partners of Kartemquin Films, was a director, producer, editor and sound recordist with Kartemquin from 1967 until his passing on November 13, 2014. His most recent completed work was as Editor on Kartemquin's 2010 documentary, Prisoner Of Her Past.

Peter Kuttner

For over 40 years, Peter Kuttner has worked in mainstream and alternative media. He began his career in 1965 working for WTTW, Chicago's Public Television station. There he was introduced to the cinema-verité style of documentary filmmaking by a visiting BBC crew. In the later 60's as he became politically active, he joined Newsreel, a documentary collective working with the Peace, Black Power, and Women’s Movements.