- Bob Hercules - Co-Writer / Director
- Jeff Rogers - Co-Writer
- Keith Walker - Dir. Of Photography
- Lisa Pooler - Co-Producer
- Larry Lundy - Set Designer
- Media Process Group
Hercules’ acclaimed 2006 documentary, Forgiving Dr. Mengele (a portrait of Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor) won the Special Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival and then was shown in over 40 film festivals world-wide. The New York Times said the film was “ . . . surprisingly uplifting. It’s impossible not be moved by her fierce capacity for life.” Entertainment Weekly said, “This moving film explores the trauma of a Holocaust survivor with rare complexity.” In 2007 Hercules directed Barack Obama’s Presidential launch video and Meet Barack Obama for his campaign website.
His 2007 film, Senator Obama Goes to Africa (a chronicle of the then-Senator’s momentous journey to his father’s homeland) was sold to broadcasters in over 100 countries and is currently in home video release from First Run Features. Hercules’ narrative short film, The Last Frontier, won Best Dramatic Film at the 2002 IFP Film Festival and ran on the Independent Film Channel for three years and he won a Gold Hugo award for his 2010 commercial for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bob spent his college years as a D.J. and General Manager of the campus station, WIDR, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Starting off as an award-winning stand-up comic in the late 80’s, Jeff was spotted by Amy Sedaris of Strangers With Candy fame. Amy suggested auditioning for The Second City Theater in Chicago. As the second youngest performer behind John Belushi to be hired at the renowned Second City theater, home to comic luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Elaine May, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Mike Meyers, Jeff performed with Steve Carell from The Office, Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live alum and current 30 Rock stars Tina Fey and Scott Adsit, as well as with Nia Vardalos, from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Jeff is also a critically acclaimed playwright of “Auditions Tonight” and the author of the Amazon.com bestseller Office Sportz - The Official Office Games Handbook. Written with a clinical psychologist and featuring a foreword by Olympian and New York Times Best Selling Author Vince Poscente, the book fosters employee engagement and building teamwork through a series of hilarious Olympic style games using office materials. His second book is called PLAY: An Illustrated Guide to Happiness! This book is full of clever illustrations highlighting simple yet profound lessons of our youth that can act as a guide for a happy life. Jeff is also active on a number the charitable fronts with an ongoing role as the Co-Host for Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks annual Oscar Party Fundrasier as well as an active sponsor for JDRF.
Keith has shot projects around the world for many noted directors such as Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”), Alex Gibney (Academy Award-winner for “Taxi from the Dark Side”), and Tod Lending (Academy Award nominated for “Legacy”). Walker shot and co-produced the 2006 documentary Senator Obama Goes to Africa and was the Director of Photography for Bob Hercules’ Forgiving Dr. Mengele and The Last Frontier. Walker has shot hundreds of segments for CBS’ 60 Minutes and received a Dupont/Columbia University Award for a 60 Minutes story he shot in 2001.
Walker also was D.P. for the 2007 narrative comedy short, The Professional Interview, for director Annie Price. The film premiered at the 2008 Chicago Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
Larry began teaching production design at Columbia College in 2007 and continues to this day. He has also taught three sessions for the FIT (Film Industry Training) Program in Michigan in 2009 and 2010. His art has been shown at The New Museum (NYC), A Space (Toronto), Art Institute of Chicago, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo) among other venues.