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Michelle Boyaner - Writer/Director/Producer

Michelle Boyaner is an award-winning, Emmy® nominated filmmaker whose projects have included the recent HBO Documentary film Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, as well as the documentary feature, and festival favorite, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour. Documentary shorts include Hi, You've Reached Dave's Apartment, and Tina Paulina: Living on Hope Street, as well as the narrative shorts, You're Still Young, and The Bedwetter. Prior to her film work, Michelle wrote Oh, for God's Sake Whisper It, a book of personal essays chronicling her beloved Grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's.  She is currently also at work on a scripted web series about growing up in the 1970's in a Southern California suburb. 

Barbara Green - Cinematographer/Editor/


Award-winning Cinematographer/Editor Barbara Green, who The Hollywood Reporter says has “…an innate sense of rhythm as well as a flair for composition” has completed three documentary short films: O'Day At The Races, a documentary on the life of jazz legend Anita O'Day; Hi, You've Reached Dave's Apartment, a glimpse into the day-to-day life of her 41-year-old schizophrenic brother, which premiered at The SXSW Film Festival in 2001; and Tina Paulina: Living on Hope Street, an inspirational look at a homeless lesbian living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Barbara's recent work includes the feature length, Emmy® nominated HBO Documentary Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson as well as the documentary feature, and festival favorite, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour and the narrative short film, The Bedwetter.

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Katie Ford - Producer

Katie Ford is best known for writing the hit film, Miss Congeniality.  She is currently co-creator of High Desert,  a new series for Apple TV starring Patricia Arquette and produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions.

Katie has written successfully for both comedy and drama with credits as diverse as the Golden Globe and Emmy-Nominated movie Prayers For Bobby,  ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Wonderful World of Disney’s critically acclaimed, Little House on the Prairie mini-series, and TNT’s Transporter series. She got her start at age 21 writing for NBC’s Family Ties. Ford splits her time between writing for TV and Film, and creating new types of storytelling through digital media formats. She has been a guest teacher and lecturer at many Universites and independent classes – working with up-and-coming writers.    

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Wendy Zipes Hunter - Producer

Wendy Zipes Hunter is a marketing and public relations specialist and veteran movie studio publicist having worked at MGM, Disney and DreamWorks. In addition to PR, she also serves as a celebrity booker for many clients leading to high-profile work for newsstand standards, custom published specialty outlet,  podcasts and high traffic online sites. Wendy is very involved as an activist for children and young adults with special needs through Parkland Buddy Sports, and she volunteered to mentor the young Parkland student activists as they prepared for March for Our Lives in 2018. She also served as a producer on the documentary, Voices of Parkland from director/photographer Jeff Vespa. At the end of 2019, Wendy launched a new public relations and celebrity booking company, Prana-PR, with a former DreamWorks colleague.

Maxine Lapiduss - Executive Producer

Maxine Lapiduss is a Golden Globe winning, four-time Emmy nominated TV writer and showrunner, (Ellen, Roseanne, Home Improvement). As an entrepreneur, she co-founded VOXXY- a pioneering internet platform with Jennifer Aniston, and Steeltown, a thriving non-profit dedicated to entertainment education. She is currently CEO of Storyverse Studios which creates TV, film, and technology products designed to entertain & positively impact social change.

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Aaron Lustig - Executive Producer

Aaron Lustig is an Emmy-nominated actor, director, teacher and coach.

He can be seen in many feature films and has been a guest star on countless TV shows. He was nominated for best supporting actor for his work on "The Young and the Restless.” He has taught at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, The American Music and Dramatic Academy and The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles.

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Barbra Held - Executive Producer

Barbra Held is an accomplished production professional with fifteen plus years of highly successful event production, marketing and brand development experience. She has a proven track record of producing high profile events including televised award shows, conferences and marketing promotions. Barbra is currently the Vice President, Event Production for the Television Academy responsible for the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy logistics and red carpet management. Before her tenure at the Television Academy, Held was VP, Events & Marketing for the Australian Government's program G'Day USA, the largest foreign country promotional campaign held annually in the United States. 

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Ann & John Karay

Mike & Lisa Levine

Ilona Marsh

Barbara Miletich

Cynthia Moore

Tracy Pease

Marvin & Deborah Smith

Ken Webster


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Joanna Katcher - Composer

Joanna Katcher is a Los Angeles based composer, producer and mixer.  

In addition to It’s Not A Burden, Katcher’s credits include co-scoring the award-winning film After Antarctica, the theme for the Emmy-Award winning series Garbage Time with Katie Nolan (FS1) and the short film Liza Anonymous, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival this year.  Joanna has also contributed music to Innocent Man (Netflix), Amend (Netflix), and Ubisoft’s BAFTA-nominated video game Far Cry 5

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Danielle Ate The Sandwich / Danielle Anderson - Featured Songs

Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of pop-folk songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Getting her start in Fort Collins, Colorado, Danielle has been touring nationally since 2009, after cultivating an online following from her homemade videos on YoutubeDanielle Ate the Sandwich has made appearances internationally, opened for Mumford and Sons, Suzanne Vega, and wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.

We are so thankful to the incredible team that created the original score for IT'S NOT A BURDEN.


Composer Joanna Katcher led a team of wonderful musicians and featured three original songs written and performed by the amazing Danielle Anderson / Danielle Ate The Sandwich.

Danielle's original songs featured in the film are available at the link below (and wherever you stream or download music.)

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