Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Liz Kaar
Executive Producers
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Motion Graphics, Additional editing
Jake Myers
In These Times Production Support
Christopher Hass
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Jessica Stites
Kartemquin Films Director of Communications and Distribution
Tim Horsburgh

Liz Kaar

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, 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.  

Gordon Quinn

Executive Producers

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. 

Betsy Steinberg

Executive Producers

Executive Director Betsy Steinberg joined Kartemquin in December 2015 and oversees daily operations, development, and serves as Executive Producer on Kartemquin projects. Prior to Kartemquin she spent eight years as Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office where she she spearheaded Illinois’ transformation into a world class film destination. She was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois film tax credit and implemented an overall business development strategy resulting in over $1 billion in direct economic impact. During her tenure the state broke all local film industry revenues in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 and the Illinois Film Office was recognized by the Illinois Arts Alliance with an Arts Advocate Award and Cinema Chicago's Golden Hugo. She also served on the Governor's Roundtable on the Creative Arts and the boards of Free Spirit Media, Chicago Media Project and the Midwest Independent Film Festival.

Tim Horsburgh

Kartemquin Films Director of Communications and Distribution

Tim Horsburgh is Kartemquin’s Director of Communications and Distribution. Since 2009, he has driven all external marketing, public relations and social media for Kartemquin and all their films. In March 2014 he began overseeing Kartemquin's distribution strategy, working with filmmakers on festivals, theatrical, broadcast and digital releases. He is also responsible for assessing and managing potential new Kartemquin documentary projects. He has led audience building campaigns for award-winning films including Life Itself, The Interrupters, Typeface, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch, Almost There, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, As Goes Janesville, A Good Man, Prisoner of Her Past, and many more.