Jane Anderson- Co-Writer, Executive Producer
Jane Anderson is an award-winning writer and director for film, theater, and television. Most recently, she wrote the critically acclaimed HBO mini-series adaptation of the novel Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand. Other work includes: HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom for which she received an Emmy, a Penn Award and Writers Guild Award for best teleplay. She wrote and directed The Baby Dance (adapted from her play) which received a Peabody Award, and Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for best writing and made-for-TV film. She wrote and directed Normal for HBO (adapted from her play) which garnered Emmy nominations, Golden Globe nominations and Directors’ Guild and Writers’ Guild nominations for best writing and directing. Her other television films include When Billie Beat Bobby and the first segment of If These Walls Could Talk II which starred Vanessa Redgrave and earned Ms. Anderson an Emmy nomination for best writing. Screenwriting credits include: How to Make An American Quilt, It Could Happen to You and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, which she also directed.
Michelle Boyaner- Director, Co-Writer, Executive Producer
Michelle Boyaner is an award-winning Filmmaker/Writer/Director whose films have included the Documentary short films, Hi, You've Reached Dave's Apartment, and Tina Paulina: Living on Hope Street; the Documentary feature, A Finished Life: The Goodbye and No Regrets Tour and 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.
Barbara Green- Cinematographer, Editor, Executive Producer
Award-winning Filmmaker/Cinematographer/Editor Barbara Green 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 documentary, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour and the narrative short film, The Bedwetter.
Tess Ayers- Executive Producer
Tess Ayers has produced talk shows (The Dennis Miller Show, Into the Night with Rick Dees, The Late Show), written for game shows (Trivial Pursuit, Hitman, Bogus), and is the author of the best-selling book The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings. She is currently the board chair of Food on Foot, a Hollywood-based food-to-work program. Tess is married to Jane Anderson and they are the parents of a 20 year-old son.
Danielle Anderson/Danielle Ate The Sandwich- Composer
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of the indie-folk, ukulele player and songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Her music career began modestly at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was unexpectedly jumpstarted by the popularity of her simple YouTube videos, that show off her ukulele, sweet vocals, thoughtful lyrics and unique personality. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has been touring nationally since 2009, cultivating a loyal and dedicated fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Fanwiches.'
Danielle Ate the Sandwich has shared the stage and collaborated with acts such as Pomplamoose, Lauren O’Connell, Leo Kottke and Mumford & Sons. She has released four independent albums, receiving praise from fans of all ages. In 2010, her album ‘Two Bedroom Apartment’ reached number 5 on iTunes’ top selling singer/songwriter charts.
Danielle currently tours the United States year round, lives in Fort Collins, CO, and is working on the soundtrack for a full-length documentary film about the artist, Edith Lake Wilkinson.
The Denver Post says, “Danielle Anderson is a tender singer-songwriter, a brazen humorist, a fearless young woman. Performing as Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Anderson wields a ukulele, a guitar and her own words to tell stories about people.” Denver’s Westword describes Danielle as, “cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.”