Michelle Boyaner - Writer/Director
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.
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.
Katie Ford - Executive Producer
Katie Ford is best known for co-writing/co-producing the hit film, Miss Congeniality and the the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated movie, Prayers for Bobby. She has written successfully for both comedy and drama with credits as diverse as ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Wonderful World of Disney’s critically acclaimed, Little House on the Prairie mini-series, and TNT’s Transporter series. Ford splits her time between writing for TV and Film, and creating new types of storytelling through digital media formats. Most recently, she was a consultant at tech giant Magic Leap and has co-written a comedy for The Sundance Channel for Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, and is developing an hour-long series for CBC with director Roland Joffe.
Wendy Zipes Hunter - Producer
Wendy Zipes Hunter is a marketing and public relations specialist and veteran of the movie studio publicity industry working at MGM, Disney and DreamWorks. One of Wendy’s specialties is booking celebrities for magazines, and her unparalleled expertise has led to high-profile work for Redbook, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, WebMD the Magazine, Health, Latina, Good Housekeeping, CNET among many others. Her clients benefit from her understanding of the ins and outs of the entertainment industry, as well as the long-standing, trusted relationships she has cultivated. Wendy is also a community activist most recently helping mentor the student activists in Parkland, Florida for March For Our Lives.