Docs keep on rockin’ ? an update

7013 N. Glenwood Ave.
Salome Chasnoff, 773/973-2280
Non-profit media education and production company partners with community organizations to produce docs about grassroots organizing and women’s issues. Works include the feature doc “Beyond Beijing,” following five Chicago activists in China, “Sister Speak Loud and Clear: Stopping Violence Against Women,” co-directed with Beth Berolzheimer, docs on women in prison “What We Leave Behind: A Visible Voices Video,” and “Voices in Time,” and the Chicago Public Schools docs “A Fish (Almost) Eaten by a Shark” and “Girl’s Theory: Me- search Research.”

Mark McCarville

4838 N. Kildare
Mark McCarville, 773/794-8598
Longtime location manager Mark McCarville’s two- year-old FIDO Films recently won a Bronze Telly for “HMX-1 55th Reunion,” a segment for its two-hour doc- in-progress “Marine One” about the presidential helicopter squadron, featuring interviews with former presidents Bush and Clinton, directed by AnnaLisa Lunn. McCarville is in talks for network broadcast.

Daniel Kraus

1348 N. Bell #2R
Daniel Kraus, 773/252-1646
“Sheriff,” an intimate, action-packed portrait of Brunswick County, N.C.’s top lawman, is the second feature doc by Kraus, who debuted at age 20 with the 1998 Slamdance favorite “Jefftowne,” a stereotype-busting portrayal of a hard-drinking, pornography-loving, shoplifting man with Down’s Syndrome.

Hossein Khandan

The Iranian native, who has worked as an assistant director, production manager and production designer for narrative features on four continents. “American Burqa,” a collaboration with New Zealand filmmaker Shahin Yazdani, follows three Chicago women artists who go through their daily lives under the full face and body covering worn by women under Afghanistan’s former Taliban regime.

John Borowski


PO Box 110652, Chicago IL 60641
John Borowski, 312/494-5711
Waterfront Productions has just self-released the DVD of John Borowski’s feature doc debut, “H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer,” about the 19th Century South Side murderer who is also the subject of an announced feature project from Tom Cruise’s Cruise/Wagner Productions. “Holmes” played the Chicago Documentary Festival and won best director at Chicago Community Cinema. Borowski is developing a 30-minute doc for the Illinois library system.

Jackie Rivet-River
Rivet-River, an award-winning producer with credits at ABC, CBS and PBS, and Amnesty International Illinois death penalty coordinator John Lyons, produced the local-Emmy winning 2003 doc “Too Flawed to Fix,” an expos? on wrongful convictions in death penalty cases in Illinois and nationally.