Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Producers
Steve James
Peter Gilbert
Directors
Frederick Marx
Steve James
Director of Photography
Peter Gilbert
Writers
Tim Meadows
Steve James
Frederick Marx
Cast
Tim Meadows (Dexter)
Gary Dewitt Marshall (Captain #1)
William James Jones (Captain #2)
Fred Ephraim (Teacher)
Johnny Lee Davenport (Stick)
Stavon Davis (Boy #1)
Brandon Stephens (Boy #4)
Jamileh McKnight (Girl)
Kenneth Northcott (Chauffeur)
Music (Written and Produced)
Ben Sidran
Editors
Steve James
Suzanne Suffredin
Production Manager
Dana Kupper
Producers
Frederick Marx

Gordon Quinn

Executive Producer

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. 

Steve James

Producers, Directors, Writers, Editors

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.

Peter Gilbert

Producers, Director of Photography

Peter Gilbert is one of the filmmakers who made Hoop Dreams, serving as a Producer and Director of Photography. The film won numerous awards including The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Producers Guild of America, Independent Spirit Award, and The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Journalism. Hoop Dreams was on 100+ top ten lists for 1994. Also with Kartemquin and Steve James, he recently finished At the Death House Door which premiered at South by Southwest in 2008, and won awards at several other festivals following, including the inspiration award at Full Frame. It aired on the Independent Film Channel in May of 2008.