Written, Produced and Directed by
Joanna Rudnick
Producer, Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Co-Producer
Beth Iams
Editor
Leslie Simmer
Original Music
Erin O’hara
ORIGINAL ANIMATION
Samantha Olschan
OPENING TITLES
Dizzy Giant
Dan Sharkey
Matt Sharkey
Cinematography
Dana Kupper
Gordon Quinn
Ines Sommer
Cynthia Wade
additional camera
Neil Barrett
Beth Iams
Joanna Rudnick
Sound
Zak Piper
Additional Sound
Judy Karp
Paul Rusnak
Mary Wong
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
Justine Nagan
POST PRODUCTION TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR
Jim Morrissette
Assistant Editor
Liz Kaar
AUDIO POST FACILITY
Dig It Audio Inc.
Tom Efinger - Sound Supervisor, Re-recording mixer
John Moros - Sound Design
Nicholas J. Schenck - Assistant Sound Editor
COLOR CORRECTION
Nolo Digital Film, LLC
Mike Matusek - Digital Colorist
Joe Flanagan - Producer
Boris Seagraves - Engineer
ONLINE
AnswersMedia Inc.
Marilyn Wulff – Editor
Patrick Yackley – Producer
Hunter Andre – Account Executive
NARRATION RECORDING
Experimental Sound Studio
Tim Shaw – Engineer
EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS
Steve James
David Simpson
Bookkeeping
Yvonne Afable
Transcription
Joyce Schmitt
Legal Services
Peter Jaszi
Robert Labate
Holland & Knight
ADDITIONAL OFFICE SUPPORT
Jennie Gambach
Outreach Coordinator
Beckie Stocchetti
Kartemquin Interns/Production Assitants
Mary Adekoya
Dorian Anderson
Michael Carney
Michael Chandler
Leah Daly
Shana East
Tobiah Gaster
Sari Gelzer
Ryan Gilbert
Bryce Goodman
Elliot Greenberger
Susan Hanrahan
Kirsten Johnson
Amadi Jordan Walker
Brendan Kirwin
Jessi Knowles
Danielle Krudy
Matt Lauterbach
Ahnna Lee
Todd Lillethun
Charle Luckett
Meghan McGillan
Fouzia Najar
Nick Nummerdor
Kevin O’Dowd
Neal Patel
Jackie K. Robinson
Dinesh Sabu
Tom Salek
Brian Schodorf
Katie Schulz
Rich Simpson
Chad Smith
Ivana Stolkiner
Sarah Wagley
Aziza Ngozi Walker
Katherine Weber
Matt Wittmer
Ellen Wohlberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR ITVS:
Sally Jo Fifer
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF LINDA PEDRAZA
(1960 – 2006)

Joanna Rudnick

Written, Produced and Directed by, additional camera

Joanna has worked as a producer, director and a former Director of Development for Kartemquin over the past decade. No matter where life takes her, she will always consider Kartemquin her filmmaking home! Currently, living in the Bay Area with her husband and two little girls, Joanna is finishing the Kartemquin film On Beauty about former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti’s campaign to change the way we see the beauty in difference told through the stories of three women with genetic syndromes living in Africa, Upstate New York and the Middle East.

Gordon Quinn

Producer, Executive Producer, Cinematography

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. 

Beth Iams

Co-Producer, additional camera

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. With Kartemquin, she has contributed to proposals for projects on public education and immigrant health, organizational development grants, and has overseen multimedia projects, most recently for the MacArthur Foundation. Beth has also worked as a freelance field producer, writer for a Chicago travel website, and coordinator for a 40-person educational trip through southern Africa.

Ines Sommer

Cinematography

Ines Sommer is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, who frequently collaborates with other filmmakers as a cinematographer. Ines' camera work has been featured in several productions for Chicago's legendary Kartemquin Films, including Maria Finitzo's Peabody Award-winning Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita and Joanna Rudnick's Emmy-nominated In the Family. She shot on two PBS Frontline programs directed by Marian Marzynski and a number of Kindling Group documentaries: A Doula Story: On the Frontlines of Teen Pregnancy, "The Calling" , and the forthcoming @home. Other recent credits include Mary Fishman's A Band of Sisters, Ethan Bensinger's Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, and Pamela Sherrod Anderson's award-winning The Curators of Dixon School, which Ines shot and co-produced.

Neil Barrett

additional camera

Neil Barrett is a British director of photography who has worked on over 30 broadcast documentary films for National Geographic, BBC, PBS, Discovery, The History Channel, NBC, ABC and CNN. Three of his feature documentaries - The Woodmans (2010), The Other City (2009), and Kicking it (2008) - have been released theatrically in the United States. His work has won several awards: a Columbia Dupont award for excellence in journalism, the Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary on the civil war in Liberia, and four Cine Golden Eagle Awards.

Zak Piper

Sound

Zak is an Emmy-winning Documentary Producer who previously served as Director of Production at Kartemquin Films for more than a decade. Most recently, he produced Saving Mes Aynak, which follows an Afghan archaeologist as he and histeam race to save a 2,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese copper mine. Zak also produced the critically acclaimed film Life Itself.

Justine Nagan

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Since 2008, Justine has led Kartemquin Films as our Executive Director as well as being an Executive Producer on each new film. She is 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 has made major strides in building a foundation for long-term sustainability.

Jim Morrissette

POST PRODUCTION TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR

For over thirty-five years, Jim Morrissette has had extensive experience as both a professional videographer and teacher, supporting his conviction that sharing and access are instrumental to the vitality of the independent production community. Jim has been the director of photography on numerous productions including: the award winning PBS documentary A Still Small Voice dealing with spiritual thought and mystic understanding, five episodes of Bill Kurtis' New Explorers, two episodes of Discovering Women for WGBH Boston, and Shadow Over Tibet, a documentary featuring the Dalai Lama. He was the principal videographer on the highly acclaimed six hour Frontline documentary The Farmer's Wife, which aired twice nationally on PBS.

Liz Kaar

Assistant Editor

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.  

Steve James

EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS

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, and most recently, Life Itself.

Yvonne Afable

Bookkeeping

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. Then she joined the Corporate Reporting Department of Rotary International as the Accounting Manager before working on the PeopleSoft upgrade and Business Process Redesign. She started her own business in 2001, Afable ACS LLC, offering accounting services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Beckie Stocchetti

Outreach Coordinator

Beckie is responsible for managing the professional development programs and outreach initiatives of the organization including Diverse Voices in Docs, KTQ Labs, the KTQ Internship program, and classroom, media advocacy, and production outreach initiatives. Additionally, she works to build successful strategies for providing producers with critical advice and support around audience engagement, social impact, and fundraising throughout the production and distribution process. Beckie has led strategy for over 10 social impact and audience engagement campaigns for award-winning documentaries.

Dinesh Sabu

Kartemquin Interns/Production Assitants

Dinesh Sabu made his first feature documentary Unbroken Glass with Kartemquin. It played at numerous film festivals and was broadcast on America ReFramed’s 5th Season in May 2017. Dinesh was awarded “Best Director” at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2017 for his debut feature. Before Unbroken Glass, Dinesh shot parts of American Arab and The Homestretch with Kartemquin filmmakers. He also shot and is co-producing the forthcoming How to Build a School in Haiti with director Jack C. Newell. He is currently attending Stanford University’s Documentary Film and Video MFA program.