Director & Producer
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA is the director of All the Queen’s Horses. Her first educational documentary, Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes, has won numerous national education innovation awards and is used in colleges, universities, and corporations throughout the country. All the Queen’s Horses is her first feature-length film. Kelly participated in the inaugural Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices in Docs fellowship program and participated in the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca Hacks in Chicago, IL.
Ivy Walker is Co-founder & CEO of Helios Digital Learning, Inc. a creator of innovative digital content used by corporations, government entities and academic institutions as a tool to help business professionals and students improve their ethical decision making. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. She was awarded Kellogg’s Alumni Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year Award and the Anti‐Defamation League’s Rising Star Award.
Justine Nagan is the Executive Director of American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) and the Executive Producer of Point of View (POV). Prior, Justine was the Executive Director and Executive Producer at Kartemquin Films. She was responsible, in concert with the Board of Directors, for creating and implementing the strategic vision for Kartemquin. Justine successfully transitioned to the ED role in a historic founder-led organization, and has made major strides in building a foundation for long-term sustainability.
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.
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.
Justin Dearborn is the Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Publishing (NYSE:TPUB). Dearborn was appointed as CEO and Director in February 2016. Prior to Tribune Publishing, Dearborn served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Merge Healthcare. During his tenure, Dearborn led the company through a period of transformation and sustainable growth.
Nicholas Gialamas is Area President for Hub International and CEO of Forest Capital Management in Chicago, IL. Prior to holding these positions, Nick served as CEO to Forest Financial Group for 18 years before selling the business to Hub International in December 2015. He is a recognized leader within the insurance industry, having over 20 years of benefits consulting experience. Nick is a Board member of the Retirement and Savings Foundation in Washington, D.C. as well as of the International Screenwriters Association.
Lesley is an Emmy nominated television and documentary film editor with over fifteen years of experience in narrative-driven projects, which range from reality docudramas to feature-length documentaries. Some of her television work includes the Emmy-nominated series Inside 9/11 for The National Geographic Channel, award-winning segments and series for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Emmy Award winning series Super Soul Sunday for the OWN network. She has also worked on the award-winning documentary SelectED, the PBS special American Pharaoh, which followed the Egyptian Men’s National Soccer team and their bid to qualify for the World Cup in 2014, and many others. She is excited to be part of the team for All the Queen’s Horses, a documentary about the largest municipal fraud in US history.
Kristyn Avalos is the Associate Producer on All the Queen’s Horses. She specializes in multimedia content development projects used in educational and corporate environments. Kristyn is currently the Digital Content Manager at Helios Digital Learning. She also worked as a post-production assistant on the Helios produced documentary, Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes.