Director/Producer
David E. Simpson
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Co-Producer
Jeannie R. Magill
Associate Producer
Xan Aranda

David E. Simpson

Director/Producer

David E. Simpson is a highly-awarded filmmaker who brings to his projects a collaborative spirit, proven storytelling chops and formidable attention to detail. Films he has produced, directed or edited have garnered two Emmys, two DuPont-Columbia batons, a pair of Peabody awards, an Oscar nomination, a Sundance jury prize and best in category at countless festivals. He has worked in close association with Kartemquin Films since 1997.

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. 

Xan Aranda

Associate Producer

Emmy nominee Xan Aranda is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with HBO, Jill Soloway, the Duplass Brothers and Focus Features, among others.