Bob Hercules is a veteran writer/director and co-owner of Media Process Group—a Chicago-based production company. Hercules’ independent films have been seen widely on PBS, Discovery Channel, Independent Film Channel, TLC and through television syndication around the world. His newest film, A Good Man (a portrait of famed choreographer Bill T. Jones) premiered at the 2011 Full Frame Film Festival and aired on PBS’ American Masters series in November of 2011.

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.
Jeff Rogers is a best selling author, critically acclaimed playwright, performer and sought after public speaker.

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 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 Walker is a gifted cinematographer and visual story-teller who brings over 20 years of experience to the project. Walker is also co-owner of Media Process Group. For many years, Walker has been the ‘go-to’ cameraman for Oprah Winfrey and has filmed her in locations ranging from Australia to South Africa to her story about Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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.
Lisa Pooler is a veteran producer with a 20-year track record of producing television commercials, series and short films. She is also the production manager for Media Process Group. In 2001 Lisa co-produced Hercules’ narrative short The Last Frontier and in 2009 was line producer for the Emmy Award-winning series NexTV (for the Chicago Urban League). During her 11 year tenure at MPG Lisa has produced programs and commercials for a wide range of clients such as Motorola, the Gap, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Memorial Hospital, the University of Chicago and McDonald’s.
Larry Lundy has been a production designer for 27 years. A native of Queens, New York, Larry has a BFA in painting and sculpture from State University College at Buffalo. Lundy's work has been seen in productions such as High Fidelity, ER, The Babe, Mind of the Married Man, Flatliners, VI Warshawski, Chicago Hope and many others. He has twice won the Best of the Midwest Film Festival Best Art Direction Award, in 2002 and 2005. He was also art director for Bob Hercules’ film The Last Frontier.

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.
Media Process Group (MPG), now celebrating its 26th year, is one of the most respected production companies in the Midwest, having won two Emmy Awards for the NexTV series they co-produced with the Chicago Urban League in 2009. MPG regularly shoots for programs like CBS’ 60 Minutes, PBS’ Frontline, HBO’s Real Sports and the Oprah Winfrey Show and was one of the first Chicago companies to work in High Definition, 24p format. Over the years the company has produced films for a wide range of clients including McDonalds, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bozell Public Relations, the Gap, Motorola, Leo Burnett, University of Chicago and many others.