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/Producer
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.
Katie Ford - 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.
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.
Wendy Zipes Hunter - Executive Producer
Wendy Zipes Hunter is a marketing and public relations specialist and a movie studio publicity veteran having worked at MGM, Disney and DreamWorks. One of Wendy’s niche areas of proficiency is booking celebrities for media outlets and non-profits. Her unparalleled expertise
has led to high-profile work for many newsstand standards as well as custom published specialty outlets. Wendy is very involved as an activist for children and young adults with special needs in her community through Parkland Buddy Sports, and she stepped up to mentor the young Parkland student activists as they prepared for March for Our Lives in 2018. At the end of 2019, Wendy launched a new public relations and celebrity booking company, Prana-PR, with a former DreamWorks colleague.
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.
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.
Joanna Katcher - Composer
Joanna Katcher’s natural state of being is when she’s producing songs full of homemade samples, strange time signatures, dreamy synths, and huge percussion. She’s always seeking the most unique harmonic and melodic ideas, making intricate and unexpected movement a trademark of her production style. Native to Oregon, Katcher spent ten years in Brooklyn before landing in Los Angeles, surrounding herself with inspired musicians along the way.
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 Youtube. Danielle 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.