Director
David E. Simpson
Producer
JJ Hanley
Co-Producers
David E. Simpson
Gordon Quinn
Editor
David E. Simpson
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Music
Hannah Marcus
Camera
Gordon Quinn
Tsuyoshi Kimoto
Post Production Supervisor
Jim Morrissette
Post Production Coordinator
Leslie Simmer
Sound
Jason O'Neill

David E. Simpson

Director, Co-Producers, Editor

David E. Simpson is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and editor who has crafted award- winning films and television for over twenty-five years. He has worked in close association with Kartemquin Films since 1997. David’s first feature-length documentary, When Billy Broke His Head... was a groundbreaking film about disability culture that garnered major prizes at a dozen film festivals, including a jury award at Sundance and a duPont- Columbia Baton for Journalistic Excellence. David directed Refrigerator Mothers, about a generation of mothers who raised autistic children under the shadow of professionally-promoted mother-blame. The film won top honors at the Florida, Indiana, and Sedona film festivals and aired nationally on the PBS series P.O.V.

JJ Hanley

Producer

JJ Hanley is Founder and Executive Director of JJ’s List, a not-for-profit organization, based in the Chicago area that helps people with disabilities live lives of independence and self-direction by using the Internet to self-advocate.  With a group of volunteers with and without disabilities, she operates the website www.jjslist.com as an interactive review service where individuals with disabilities and their supporters share information about community businesses, services and professionals that make disability awareness part of their service and/or workplace – or don’t. She speaks locally, regionally and nationally on disability and the Internet.

Gordon Quinn

Co-Producers, Executive Producer, Camera

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. 

Jim Morrissette

Post Production 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.