About Us

 

Executive Producer

Bruce Orenstein is the founder and executive director of the Chicago Video Project and oversees all of CVP’s advocacy and organizing videos.

Most recently, Mr. Orenstein produced the PBS documentary American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver. His other television credits include the Emmy award-winning WTTW documentary, No Place to Live: Chicago’s Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy.

Prior to his career as a filmmaker, Mr. Orenstein was a community organizer with Alinsky-style organizations in Chicago, Seattle, and Fort Wayne Indiana, where he organized numerous campaigns around affordable housing, public education, employment, youth services, environmental awareness, and community health care issues.

 

Director

Bill Glader is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker whose credits include several documentaries for PBS.

Bill has also filmed and edited scores of advocacy programs for social justice organizations including Voices for Illinois Children, National Center on Poverty Law, The Better Government Association, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Hope Children’s Hospital, Public Interest Law Initiative, La Casa Norte, and many others.

Bill has a Master’s degree in Production from Northwestern University and currently teaches narrative and documentary production courses at Columbia College.

 

Producer

Susan Rohrback writes and produces documentary, marketing, PR and educational videos for organizations such as Hope Children’s Hospital, SHAREcircle, the Neurosciences Institute, and Kindermusik.  She also creates a range of effective print materials for sales and marketing.

 

With an interest in education, Susan helped develop innovative curriculum-based arts programming for Chicago area schools through Shanti Foundation for Peace.  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White supported and participated in these projects.  Susan also co-wrote and produced two professional development videos for educators, both of which received the Award for Excellence from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

Susan was a member of the University of Michigan’s Honor College, graduating with a B.A. in English.