Meet the Team
A a graduate of Northwestern University’s film program and an associate of Kartemquin Films, Hillary is the previous Director of Production at Kartemquin and earned both editing and production credits on over a dozen of the company’s critically acclaimed films and series, including the Emmy-award-winning Trials of Muhammad Ali, Al Jazeera America's Hard Earned, and POV’s Raising Bertie. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Sundance Documentary Edit and Storytelling lab as an up and coming editor of promise. Her recent work has included creative collaborations with Hoop Dreams director Steve James and a 4-part video series with the New York Times. Hillary’s first film, Embodies, is a 40-minute piece that explores three women’s complicated relationships with the human body. The film premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival in 2014.
Anne is a film and journalism producer in Chicago, D.C., London, Paris, Kuwait, and Doha. While in Qatar she produced news packages for the BBC, CNN, and China Central Television. She also associate produced the feature length documentary, The Workers Cup, which had its World Premiere at Sundance in 2017, where it was selected as the Opening Night film, and has gone on to screen at Hot Docs, CPH:Dox, and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Anne’s fiction work includes a four volume graphic novel series, Asra & the Orphan Moon, which was picked up by Bloomsbury Qatar. The first book is due out in early 2018 and will be published in Arabic, English, and French. She is also the Executive Producer on Salon Shoo Shoo, which was acquisitioned by Image Nation (The Circle, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.)
The Executive Producer of Mediadante; an award-winning independent production company making films about the Middle East region for a global audience. She is producer of The Workers Cup which premiered on the opening night of Sundance in January 2017. In 2015 the International Emmy-award winning film Escape from Isis she developed for Channel 4 and PBS was referenced by the UK Prime Minister in a key speech and shown to the U.S. Congress. In 2014 she exec produced a CINE Golden Eagle award-winning series following the first Saudi woman up Everest. She is a former British army officer and author of the award-winning book How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone published by Bloomsbury in 2011.
Carina Nieto is a local Chicago filmmaker and associate of Kartemquin Films. As a former Kartemquin intern, Carina has attained multiple credits as associate producer and production assistant. Recently Carina completed a year of service at a refugee resettlement agency as an Americorps Marketing VISTA managing video production. There, Carina produced several short videos primarily used for fundraising and developed an in-house video production protocol. Previously, they directed and edited an award winning short film, "Fostering Promise," which followed twenty-year old Imani Bayne as she exits the New York Foster Care system and finds her place in the Bronx with her family.
Amber Love began her work in media as a student video journalist at the University of Chicago. During her time there she worked at Media Burn and for a small film and television development company; both experiences cemented her love for independent cinema. Amber is now going into her third year with the New Orleans Film Festival as an Associate Programmer and coordinating filmmaker programs, works in post-production at Scrappers, and takes on various freelance and personal projects.