Filmmakers

Caitlin Grogan – Director

Caitlin Grogan interviews Larry Elliott at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville, Kentucky
Caitlin Grogan is a journalist living in Chicago with experience in print, new media and film. Her work has been featured in local and national magazines, online and on Current TV. Growing up in rural Ohio in a family with a particular love of American history, Caitlin developed a love of presidential history at a young age and a special interest in Abraham Lincoln. With a degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a concentration in American History, Caitlin combines her love of American history and culture with the lives of everyday individuals in her stories. Whether exploring the effects of gentrification on a beloved neighborhood snack shop or watching the struggle of cultural integration through a Palestinian immigrant living in a predominantly African American neighborhood, her stories examine American society through the narratives of individuals.

 

Nick Martin – Director of Photography

Nick Martin waits outside the Association of Lincoln Presenters’ annual convention dinner
Nick Martin is a documentary Producer-Director and Editor in Chicago. His previous documentary films include Memorial M.I.A. (2004), a short film that explores the ‘misplacement’ of Chicago’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and The Air Over Pilsen (2005), a documentary chronicling the impact of environmental pollution on the community of Pilsen, a predominantly Latino neighborhood on Chicago’s near southwest side. His latest film, Greener Pastures (2008), explores story of nurses toiling in Malawi’s overburdened public hospital system, facing the constant challenges presented by the country’s AIDS pandemic while also trying to support their families in one of Africa’s poorest countries.
Nick has also collaborated on numerous short and feature-length narrative films as director and editor, including co-directing Petersburg, a feature length adaptation of Andrei Bely’s novel, and editing Sean J.S. Jourdan’s award winning film, An Open Door, which has screened at over 25 film festivals worldwide. He teaches film production at Columbia College Chicago.

 

Dennis Belogorsky – Producer, Editor

Dennis Belogorsky, pictured with members of A Light Sleeper, during soundtrack production

Dennis Belogorsky is a Chicago-based filmmaker and producer. He served as a producer on a number of nationally distributed independent feature films, including Soulmaid, Common Senses, and Brushfires. Dennis’ hour-long documentary film – With the World on His String – showcased Chicago’s jazz legend Johnny Frigo at the peak of his long and strange career. In addition to directing and producing narrative and documentary films, Dennis runs a successful corporate and industrial video production company, whose clients include CVS Pharmacy, Gateway Foundation, and FMC Corporation. Since 2008 Dennis has also served as an Executive Director of Split Pillow – Chicago’s non-profit film development and production organization.

 

Eliot Brodsky – Producer, Cameraman

Eliot Brodsky captures B-roll outside Hodgenville, Kentucky
Eliot is an independent filmaker and multimedia producer lilving in Chicago. Over the past ten years, Eliot has crafted and directed a wide variety of projects including websites, ad campaigns, viral videos, TV spots, music videos, short films, features, animations and documentaries for clients like CVS, Barack Obama, Charles Schwab, Chicago Sun-Times, Discover Card, GM, Google, Hyatt Hotels, PayPal and Volvo. Eliot specializes in taking ideas from concept to fruition and brings a unique blend of creative production experience and passion for storytelling to Life as Lincoln.
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One Response to “Filmmakers”

  1. Lonn Pressnall March 5, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    Glad to see the new and improved. Keep on keeping on. lp

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