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Brian Schodorf is a television and film producer, director, and writer with 12 Emmy Nominations and an Emmy Award for the national feature documentary The Wayman Tisdale Story which aired on ESPN and NBA-TV. Schodorf was named the Media Professional of the Year in his home state of Kansas by the Topeka Capital Journal in the same year. Schodorf has developed a trademark style of tackling social issues and revealing the interconnectedness of politics, social systems, and the human heart. His first documentary, Poverty in Chicago, aired nationally on PBS and documented the homelessness epidemic in downtown Chicago. His second documentary film, Greensburg, the story of a small Kansas town devastated by a tornado was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. He served 6 years as the Director of the City of Chicago’s tourism video division with Choose Chicago before launching his independent video production company Schodorf Media Creative in 2018 - working with clients in various industry verticals across the country. His 4th and most recent film, Chicago at the Crossroad, explores Chicago’s violence and segregation issues and has played at major film festivals across the United States. He resides in Chicago, IL and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Television Production and a Masters Degree in Media Management.



A Film By Brian Schodorf


Executive Producer

Brian Schodorf


Co-Executive Producers

Afrika Porter

Malik Yusef


Written, Directed, Produced

Brian Schodorf


Narrated by Malik Yusef


Senior Producer

Nathan Weber


Director of Photography

Ryan Kolegas


Original Score

Peter Warnica



Linda Mensch

Malachi Gross

Rahman Ayi

Burundi Partlow

Randy Crumpton

Ryan Kolegas


Associate Producers

Alisa Inez

Larry Jovan Davis


Crime Scene Footage Produced by

Vic Maggio

Maggio News



Brian Schodorf


Title Design

Michael Ledajaks

Additional Music By

Nebraska Franklin

Corey Steels



Jeff Sherman


Audio Engineer

Sean Tallman


Drone Operator

Nathan Weber


Website Design

Xtra Mile Creative


Additional Camera

Mark Barry

Brooklyn Wheeler

Nick Silva

Rahman Ayi


Post Production Support

October TV

Chris Dewinter

Chris Palese

Zach Moore

Ashley Nath


Community Support

Sinai Community Institute

The Field Foundation

The Firehouse Community Art Center