Hillary Bachelder

director/ shooter/ editor

Hillary is a documentary director, cinematographer, and editor. She is the former Director of Production at Kartemquin Films 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, POV’s Raising Bertie, and Oscar nominated Minding the Gap. 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 a 4-part video series with the New York Times that won an Edward R. Murrow award in 2018. 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 Sobel


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.)

Rachel Pikelny


Rachel Pikelny is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Nyla Pictures. In 2018, she was named to DOC NYC and Topic Studios' "40 Under 40" List. For five years, she served as an on-staff producer with Siskel/Jacobs Productions, where she produced and directed the award-winning documentary short Grace, which premiered on and was subsequently distributed by Condé Nast Entertainment/SELF. Also with SJP, she produced the forthcoming feature documentaries No Small Matter and The Road Up. Previously, with Kartemquin Films, she produced the Emmy- and IDA Award-winning The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2014, Independent Lens/PBS) and A Good Man (2011, American Masters/PBS). From 2004-2009, she produced episodes of the nonfiction series Cold Case Files for A&E and American Greed for CNBC. A 2017-18 Impact Partners Fellow, she now co-chairs the Documentary Producers Alliance.

Carina Nieto

associate producer

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

assistant editor

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.