Michelle Boyaner is an award-winning, Emmy® nominated filmmaker whose projects include 2021’s It’s Not a Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents, the 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. 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. Michelle is currently at work on a documentary about an adult pen pal group formed during the pandemic called The Letter League and several other non-scripted and scripted projects.
Wendy Zipes Hunter
Wendy Zipes Hunter is a marketing and public relations specialist, veteran movie studio publicist and partner in Prana PR. Recently she served as a Producer on the feature documentary It’s Not A Burden. She is very involved with the special needs community and is the proud Mom to three thriving adult sons.
Tess Ayers has produced talk shows, written for game shows and is the author of the best-selling book The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings.
She was an Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary, Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson and has been an avid letter writer
for over 5 decades.
Founder of Letter League/Producer
Heather Spooner is a hand lettering artist/muralist based in the Midwest. In addition to her other artwork, she now manages a group of 400+ adult pen pals around the world and works with other artists to collaborate on offerings for the pen pal club that she has lovingly named "The Letter League”.
Award-winning Filmmaker/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, Hi, You've Reached Dave's Apartment, and Tina Paulina: Living on Hope Street. Barbara’s recent work includes the Emmy® nominated HBO Documentary Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, and It’s Not A Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents. Green is currently at work on The Letter League documentary.
Katie Ford is best known for writing the hit film,
Miss Congeniality. She recently served as a producer on the documentary, It’s Not A Burden and 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.
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.
Creative Director/Motion Graphic Artist
Hillary Carlip is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her career has taken many successful twists and turns; as a best-selling author, a visual artist with works in museums and notable private collections, and as an award-winning digital innovator. No matter the medium, a consistent theme flows throughout Hillary’s work, which is to inspire, motivate, and empower others to tell their own stories, nurture and explore their own voices, and take creative action. Always unconventional, and often considered a thought leader, Hillary continues to push the boundaries of creativity.
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. Native to Oregon, Katcher spent ten years in Brooklyn before landing in Los Angeles. Most recently she composed the score to the feature documentary It’s Not A Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents.
Danielle Ate The Sandwich / Danielle Anderson
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of pop-folk singer-songwriter, Danielle wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson and wrote and performed 3 original songs for the documentary It’s Not A Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents