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BIOS

Adam Kempenaar co-founded the show in March 2005 and is co-host and executive producer. Adam has also served as an instructor at the University of Chicago's Graham School. He has degrees in film studies (B.A.) and journalism (M.A.) from the Univ. of Iowa, and a B.A. in English from Grinnell College. In 2008, Adam wrote the foreword for Jon J Muth's graphic novel adaptation of Fritz Lang's classic "M." A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can follow him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

Josh Larsen officially joined Filmspotting as co-host in January 2012 following a couple guest appearances. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a film critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media. Josh writes about movies at LarsenOnFilm and is editor of the faith and culture magazine Think Christian. His book, "Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings," is now available. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can follow him on Twitter and Letterboxd.  

 
 

Sam Van Hallgren co-founded Filmspotting and has served as producer since Fall 2010. He was the original co-host before leaving in August 2007 (ep. #176). Follow Sam on Twitter and Letterboxd.

Michael Phillipsthe Chicago Tribune's film critic, is a regular contributor and guest host.

"Golden" Joe DeCeault is also a Filmspotting producer, and was instrumental in bringing the show to WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio (91.5 FM) in 2006. You can follow him on Twitter @joedeceault.

Candace Griffiths is the show's associate producer, a role she began in April 2007.

Sam and Josh at the 2012 Wrap Party Live at Mayne Stage

Sam and Josh at the 2012 Wrap Party Live at Mayne Stage

Michael Phillips, Josh and Adam.

Michael Phillips, Josh and Adam.