Gordon Quinn is the founder and Senior Adviser of Kartemquin Films. He was the executive producer of the Oscar-nominated documentaries Edith and Eddie, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Minding the Gap. Some of Quinn’s other documentary credits include Home for Life, Inquiring Nuns, Taylor Chain, The Last Pullman Car, Golub, Hoop Dreams, Vietnam, Long Time Coming, Stevie, In The Family, Refrigerator Mothers, Milking The Rhino, and The New Americans. Recently he directed For the Left Hand, Prisoner of Her Past, A Good Man and ’63 Boycott, the latter of which was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination. Some documentaries he executive produced include, The Interrupters, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch, In The Game, Dilemma of Desire, Raising Bertie, Almost There, Life Itself, Represent, Finding YingYing, and America to Me. Quinn helped create the “Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use”. He is a longtime advocate for public and access media he often speaks fair use, documentary ethics, and the role of the documentary in a democracy.
- Founder, Senior Advisor;
- Board of Directors