Prior to Kartemquin, Beckie worked as the Program Director of Chicago Filmmakers, a non-profit film services organization in Andersonville, initiating advanced educational workshops and panels to film and media makers in Chicago.
Director and writer of movies. Most well known for BOOGEYMAN POP (Blumhouse, 2019)
Brant McCreaCo-writer, Composer, Production Designer - Chicago Rot
Brant McCrea is a multimedia artist from the Midwest and the creator of Chicago Rot. Centered in Chicago for the last 20 years, he has worked as a visual artist, is a musician, and is a founding partner of Rot Studios.
Carrie made her way to Chicago 15 years ago to join the incredible theater and improv groups the city has to offer. From performing, directing, set and costume design to theater management she grew her belief that small boxes breed fierce imaginatio
Scott Colton is an American professional wrestler and podcaster better known by his ring name Colt Cabana. He is best known for his time in Ring of Honor and currently works most notably for Global Force Wrestling.
A graduate from Columbia College, Cris started his entertainment career in the Music Business as a talent buyer and production manager. His 1st 2 documentaries focus on his passion and love of Star Wars.
David appears weekly on Windy City LIVE! on ABC 7 Chicago. He was Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated “At the Movies,” where he worked with well-known film critics Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper.
Gordon Quinn is Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films and a 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 45 years and has produced or directed over 30 films.
Javier Reyna adapted the award winning short film legwork, and adapted and directed the multi award winning indie feature film Regionrat, based on the book by Richard Laskowski, to be released by Gravitas Ventures in March 2019
an alumnus of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her numerous acting credits include the popular 90’s television series ER and Early Edition and a starring role in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production ofThe House on Mango Street.
Taught at a number of institutions and is currently coordinator for the Cinematography program at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago. Vice President for IFP Chicago. Member of the Education Advisory Committee for Cinema/Chicago.
filmmaker and multimedia artist. His work includes images from around the world, short films, and narrative features, including his 2009 feature film, The Brave and the Kind; distributed by IndiePix Films.
Kelly Richmond Pope is a forensic accountant, professor and filmmaker who analyzes corporate crime. Her documentary on whistleblowers, “All the Queen’s Horses” won the HBO Spotlight Award for Best Documentary at its World Premiere in 2017
Actor well known for his portrayal of Lemansky on The Shield, “Ham” Dewey on Saving Grace, Herman Kozik on Sons of Anarchy, Tyler Gray on Burn Notice, U.S. Marshal Max Clayton on Dexter, and Caleb Calhoun on Bates Motel.
The Lauren Wolf Band is the 2012 national winner of the Live Nation Battle of the Bands. They have played at iconic venues such as the House of Blues, City Winery, Lincoln Hall, The Metro, Mayne Stage and many more along with festivals throughout the country.
Maria Finitzo is a two-time Peabody award winning social-issue documentary filmmaker. She has been producing and directing documentary films for network television, public broadcasting, cable TV and the Internet for more than 25 years.
I’m currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ ‘Welcome Back Freshman,’ and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.
Robinson attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (where he met Sam Van Hallgren) and holds a B.A. in creative writing, as well as an MFA in acting. On September 24, 2011, during the airing of Filmspotting episode #365, it was revealed that Robinson would be leaving the show
Michael Galinsky is an American filmmaker, cinematographer, photographer, and musician who has produced and directed a number of documentaries, several of them in collaboration with his now-wife, Suki Hawley.
Cliff Ming Si-Chen, better known as Ming Chen is an actor, podcaster, reality television personality, and webmaster associated with Kevin Smith. He co-hosts the I Sell Comics! and Ming and Mike podcast and also stars in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men.
After an appearance on The Howard Stern Show in 2000, McBride became a regular guest, ultimately producing a “Mr. Skin Minute” that continues to air every Thursday as part of Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio program.
Param Gill is an accomplished film-maker known for making diverse films. He won Best Director Award at Los Angeles International Film Festival and San Francisco Global Movie fest for his film Last Supper.
Prior to creating SCREAMFEST, Rachel Belofsky formed her production company Candy Heart Productions, LLC in the Fall of 1999. In the Spring of 2000, Rachel produced the multiple award winning women in racing documentary FAST WOMEN.
With a background in art, photography and animation, Sandy King’s filmmaking career has included working with John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, Walter Hill, John Hughs, and John Carpenter.
Stephen Markley is the author of Ohio: a Novel, Publish This Book and Tales of Iceland. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and his essays and short fiction can be found scattered across the internet.
Steven OggActor, Motion Capture Artist, Voice Talent - GTAV
The voice actor and motion capture artist for Trevor Philips in their video game Grand Theft Auto V. Following the release of the game, Ogg’s character was critically acclaimed,and he later had various public appearances, due to his portrayal.
American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and writer. Nicholas is best known for playing Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year, Walt Disney in Walt Before Mickey and Kevin Myers in the American Pie film series.
has appeared on NBC, WBEZ, WGN 720 AM radio, and Vocalo.org. He hosts TouchVision TV’s interview/story podcast, It’s All True! featuring conversations with prominent comedians and entertainers including Eddie Izzard, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Proops and more
Jack is a writer/producer/actor/director of award-winning films that have screened across the United States and abroad, while Trevor worked closely with Harold Ramis on Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Club Paradise with Robin Williams and Peter O’Toole, Groundhog Day, Multiplicity and many other films.
Vinicius Machado is a Brazilian actor. He is best known for playing Faymen Phorchin on the teen sitcom Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide as Moze’s boyfriend and his roles on Power and True Detective.