Barbara Green picked up her first camera at the age of four and hasn't been without one since. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1986, and went on to build a career in still photography ranging from celebrity portraits to fashion and lifestyle.

Her work in film and video started in 1993 when her clients began requesting moving images to accompany her still work.

She 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, which is an award winning official selection of ten major film festivals. She has also completed several narrative shorts including I Want You to Show Me, and the award winning festival favorite, You're Still Young, both of which she directed, filmed and edited.

She continues to develop film projects that interest her and is currently on the film festival circuit with her feature-length documentary, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour.

Writer/director Michelle Boyaner formed Greenie Films with Barbara Green in 2003, when she wrote and co-produced their first short film, I Want You To Show Me, a fictional and humorous take on an hour in the life of Wynonna Judd. Michelle also wrote and co-produced the award-winning short film, You're Still Young, which has been an official selection at film festivals throughout the country, and co-directed another award winning festival favorite, the documentary short Tina Paulina: Living on Hope Street, an inspirational look at a homeless lesbian living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

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, and has had essays published on FRESH YARN: The Online Salon for Personal Essays. She continues writing screenplays, and somewhat sporadically posts rambling rants in her online blog, which has a large following of readers whose loyalty is both appreciated and mind-boggling.

She has just completed co-directing the feature-length documentary, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour and is currently completing the script for the romantic comedy What If?.

Gregg Gour loved television, movies and Broadway shows with a level of passion, commitment and organizational skill that leaves the casual observer in awe.

He was a devoted son, brother and friend to many, as well as a dedicated AIDS fundraiser, volunteering for, and riding in, several of the AIDS bike rides, as well as participating in Breast Cancer awareness walks.

Additionally in the last several months of his life, Gregg became an advocate for California Assembly Bill AB651 for a patients' right to physician assisted end-of-life choices, proving once again the selflessness of his actions, as Gregg would not live long enough to reap the benefits of this bill if it did indeed pass.

In an interview, one of Gregg's close friends said, "Gregg collected friends the way some people collect stamps" forming countless friendships during his life, due to his outrageous sense of humor, incredible work ethic, undeniable determination and generosity of spirit.

In the last few months of his life, Gregg embarked on his "Goodbye & No Regrets Tour" during which he traveled across the U.S. in an RV with his beloved dog Cody, saying goodbye to family and friends. This journey is the subject of the feature-length documentary A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour.


Meghan Toohey is an LA-based multi-instrumentalist who has toured all over the globe with critically acclaimed artists such as The Weepies, Lori Mckenna, and her own band, The So and So's. Recently Meghan has been focusing on producing for artists such as Q Music's Rachel Cantu, blog-fave Vivek Shraya, and recent film scoring for A Finished Life.

http://www.myspace.com/meghantoohey

 


Michelle's passion for sound began at age three, driving her parents crazy with makeshift drum kits made of pots and tinker-toys.

Since then, she's made loud noises at Berklee College of Music (Boston), the prestigious Little Mountain Sound (Vancouver, BC) and in many studios around the world. Along the way she has won many awards for her sound skills including the Juno Award (Canada).

After shattering Canada's legal decibel limit in 2000, she relocated to Los Angeles to co-found Grind Music + Sound Inc. with partner in noise, Sangtar Heer. Grind specializes in cutting edge sound for independent film and television.

Contact: ph: 818.565.5565
e-mail: info@grindinc.com
www.grindinc.com

 

A FINISHED LIFE the feature-length documentary by Greenie Films. How would you say goodbye?
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