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Bob Hercules & Keith Walker
Bob Hercules is an award-winning producer/director of broadcast programs, documentaries, and corporate videos. He is also the founder and co-owner of Media Process Group—a Chicago-based television production company. Hercules’ work has been seen widely on PBS, the Discovery Channel, IFC, the Learning Channel and through television syndication nationwide.
Hercules’ most recent documentary, Senator Obama Goes to Africa, is a chronicle of Obama’s momentous 2006 diplomatic trip to Africa, including an emotional visit to Kisumu, Kenya—homeland of his late father. It has been shown in over 100 countries. Hercules’ 2006 feature documentary, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, tells the remarkable story of Auschwitz survivor and former ‘Mengele twin’ Eva Mozes Kor, whose decision to forgive the perpetrators as an act of self-healing sparked a firestorm of criticism. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival and the Crystal Heart Award at the 2006 Heartland Film Festival.
Hercules’ 1999 documentary, The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy (narrated by Alec Baldwin) examines the legendary community organizer, Alinsky, and his adaptive legacy. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the program aired on PBS in 2000. It won Best Documentary at the 1999 Philadelphia International Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at the 1999 USA Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy Award. His narrative short, The Last Frontier (a satire of the commercialization of our culture) won Best Dramatic Film at the 2001 IFP Midwest Film Festival and aired on the Independent Film Channel in July, 2002.
Director of Photography and co-producer, Keith Walker is a veteran Director of Photography and co-owner of Media Process Group, a Chicago-based production company. Keith’s D.P. credits include over 75 stories shot for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” numerous stories for “48 Hours,” HBO’s “Real Sports” and many PBS documentaries including A Tale of Two Schools (featuring Morgan Freeman) , The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy and Critical Condition with Hedrick Smith. Walker was also one of the cameramen who shot the Academy Award nominated documentary Legacy. In 1997 Walker was awarded a Dupont/Columbia Journalism Award for a “60 Minutes” story he shot.
Keith was also an early proponent of High Definition video—having shot the award-winning narrative short “The Last Frontier” in 2001. He shot a Frito Lay commercial on HD that aired during the 2007 Super Bowl and shot Oprah Winfrey on HD for her Oscar special that aired on ABC this past February.
Keith was the Co-Producer and Director of Photography on “Senator Obama Goes to Africa,” which is currently in distribution. Keith’s most recent documentary credit is the award-winning film “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival and the Crystal Heart Award at the 2006 Heartland Film Festival. It is currently in limited theatrical distribution from First Run Features.
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