Brian Kallies is an Emmy award winning independent documentary filmmaker. Beginning at WTTW-Chicago, Brian produced and edited nationally distributed documentaries and the critically acclaimed Chicago Stories doc-series. He co-produced, shot and edited the Showtime documentary, Phunny Business: A Black Comedy, which was praised by Roger Ebert, The NY Times, Hollywood Reporter, The Onion, and The Guardian. Brian directed the environmental documentary Everglades of the North, which inspired a National Wildlife Refuge and water trail. His 2013 adventure documentary The 25,000 Mile Love Story narrated by Oscar winner John Ridley, about a couple that literally ran around the world; won over a dozen international film festivals. Brian produced and edited the 2016 American Public Television documentary Heroes On Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan, which The New York Times called, "catnip for aviation nerds". In addition to THE FIELD, he is currently producing and editing an upcoming World War II home front series called A City Goes to War.