Kelly Richmond Pope 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.

Kelly Richmond Pope
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 Executive Producer     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.

Ivy Walker
Executive Producer

 

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.

  Lesley Kubistal Editor, Co-Producer    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.

Lesley Kubistal
Editor, Co-Producer


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.

  Kristyn Avalos Associate Producer    Kristyn Avalos specializes in multimedia content development projects used in educational and corporate environments. Kristyn was formerly 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 .

Kristyn Avalos
Associate Producer


Kristyn Avalos specializes in multimedia content development projects used in educational and corporate environments. Kristyn was formerly 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.

 
  Margaret Byrne Director of Photography/Consulting Producer     Margaret Byrne has worked in documentary and television for 15 years. She is the director and producer of award-winning   Raising Bertie .  She was a director of photography and editor for Emmy nominated  American Promise  (2013), a thirteen-year feature film following the education of two African American boys from New York City. Margaret edited  Slaying Goliath  (2008), Winner of 2008 Best Documentary at the LA Black Film Festival, a feature film following an inner city youth basketball team. Margaret lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria at which time she produced and edited a television series, “MTV Base 100th Live” which launched MTV across Africa in 2005. She was a Creative Director at Universal Music and directed live concerts and music videos for artists such as Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. She is the founder of Beti Films. 

Margaret Byrne
Director of Photography/Consulting Producer

 

Margaret Byrne has worked in documentary and television for 15 years. She is the director and producer of award-winning Raising BertieShe was a director of photography and editor for Emmy nominated American Promise (2013), a thirteen-year feature film following the education of two African American boys from New York City. Margaret edited Slaying Goliath (2008), Winner of 2008 Best Documentary at the LA Black Film Festival, a feature film following an inner city youth basketball team. Margaret lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria at which time she produced and edited a television series, “MTV Base 100th Live” which launched MTV across Africa in 2005. She was a Creative Director at Universal Music and directed live concerts and music videos for artists such as Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. She is the founder of Beti Films. 

  Keith Walker Cinematographer/Consulting Producer     Keith, co-owner and director of photography for Media Process Group, has shot hundreds of broadcast segments for shows like 60-minutes, Oprah’s Next Chapter, Dateline, and HBO Real Sports, as well as numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS, NBC and CBS. He also shot many corporate marketing and educational projects for clients like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Gates Foundation, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Starbucks.

Keith Walker
Cinematographer/Consulting Producer

 

Keith, co-owner and director of photography for Media Process Group, has shot hundreds of broadcast segments for shows like 60-minutes, Oprah’s Next Chapter, Dateline, and HBO Real Sports, as well as numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS, NBC and CBS. He also shot many corporate marketing and educational projects for clients like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Gates Foundation, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Starbucks.

  Bing Liu Cinematographer     Bing received a B.A. in English Literature from University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2011. Since July 2011, Bing has been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, working on projects including  Shameless, Empire, and Chiraq  to fund his documentaries. In 2015, his short film about two Vietnamese immigrants,  Nuoc , won Best Directed Documentary at the Collected Voices Film Festival. Since September 2015, Bing has been a Story Director and DP for the upcoming documentary series  America To Me  directed by Steve James. His directorial feature,  Minding the Gap , will world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

Bing Liu
Cinematographer

 

Bing received a B.A. in English Literature from University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2011. Since July 2011, Bing has been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, working on projects including Shameless, Empire, and Chiraq to fund his documentaries. In 2015, his short film about two Vietnamese immigrants, Nuoc, won Best Directed Documentary at the Collected Voices Film Festival. Since September 2015, Bing has been a Story Director and DP for the upcoming documentary series America To Me directed by Steve James. His directorial feature, Minding the Gap, will world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

  Betsy Steinberg Executive Producer    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.  

Betsy Steinberg
Executive Producer


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.  

 
  Justine Nagan Executive Producer    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.

Justine Nagan
Executive Producer


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.

  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 cinema verité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people. He was the recipient of the 2015 Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.

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 cinema verité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people. He was the recipient of the 2015 Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.

  Nicholas Gialamas Executive Producer    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.

Nicholas Gialamas
Executive Producer


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.

  Justin Dearborn Executive Producer    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.

Justin Dearborn
Executive Producer


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.