Film Independent's Documentary Lab Fellowship is an intensive five-week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films. Film Independent seeks projects that are compelling, original and demonstrate a unique filmmaker vision.
Bing Liu, a professional cinematographer, story director for the upcoming Steve James series, America to Me, and Diverse Voices in Docs alum, is the director and producer on the feature-length film. In Minding the Gap, Bing returns to his hometown of Rockford, Illinois, and reconnects with two young men he used to film skateboarding over a decade ago: 17 year old Keire and 23 year old Zack. Bing's investigation of trauma in their homes culminates in him confronting his own estranged family; and over three years of filming Bing, Keire and Zack struggle with a rocky transition from adolescence to manhood.
Diane Quon, previously Vice President of Marketing at Paramount Pictures, served as producer on Unbroken Glass as well as outreach coordinator for In the Game and Prisoner of Her Past. Currently, she's producing Left-Handed Pianist and The Dilemma of Desire. Diane’s short documentary, Cliff, Superfan! began its festival run in 2016 including screenings at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and CAAMFest.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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