Joanna Rudnick, Producer
Producer Joanna Rudnick is a documentary filmmaker with the award-winning, social-issue documentary film company Kartemquin Films. She recently completed her directorial debut In the Family, a nominee for the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming—Long Form. In the Family premiered at SILVERDOCS in 2008, was broadcast nationally on PBS' P.O.V. the same year, and was a finalist for the NIHCM Foundation's Health Care Radio and Television Journalism Award. She is currently producing two feature-length films for Kartemquin, Prisoner of Her Past, and A Good Man, and developing a documentary on photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world to photograph kids with genetic conditions. Joanna has been working in documentary filmmaking for a decade. During her tenure at the American Masters series at WNET in New York, Joanna co-produced Robert Capa in Love and War, which was broadcast on PBS and the BBC, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was the presenting film for the 2003 Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. Joanna holds a master's degree from NYU in Science and Environmental Reporting and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. She is an adjunct professor at Medill School of Journalism teaching a class in documentary filmmaking.
Gordon Quinn, Director
Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for more than 40 years. His producing credits include such award-winning and highly acclaimed films as Hoop Dreams; Vietnam, Long Time Coming; Golub; 5 Girls; Refrigerator Mothers; Stevie, for which he won the Cinematography Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival; and The New Americans (for which h also directed the Palestinian segment). Most recently, Quinn executive produced Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita; At The Death House Door; Milking the Rhino; In the Family; and Typeface, as well as directing a film on delayed posttraumatic stress syndrome, Prisoner of Her Past.
Bob Hercules, Director
Bob Hercules’ work includes Bill T. Jones: A Good Man and Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, both of which aired on PBS’s American Masters series. A Good Man was an official selection at Full Frame, IDFA, Silverdocs, DOXA, and many other festivals. Joffrey was the opening night film at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2012 and the closing night film at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. His 2006 film, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, was shown at film festivals around the world and won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival.