Meet the Filmmakers

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Director & Cinematographer

Tom Dyer

Tom Dyer is a director and cinematographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom has extensive experience directing films for brands and nonprofits, traveling around the world to create television commercials, short films, online content, fundraising stories and more.

With an audio engineering background and passion for emotive storytelling, Tom brings a diverse skill set and a careful balance of technical expertise and artful choices to every project. He is currently a director for a video production agency in Nashville, where his work has received numerous awards.

Director & Producer

Amanda Dyer

Amanda Dyer runs a digital marketing agency in Nashville, Tennessee, where she oversees the strategy and execution of marketing and design initiatives as president and creative director. Amanda has led marketing and creative teams in a variety of corporate and nonprofit settings.

Editor

Erik SharpnAck

Erik Sharpnack is an editor and filmmaker in Nashville, Tennessee.

Composer

Andrew Piland

With over 15 years of experience working in the music industry, Andrew is well versed in a number of genres. With his primary focus on creating music for TV and film, his works have led to placements with TNT, HGTV, and Fox Sports. He has worked with several independent artists around the country. Working as a composer and producer in his Nashville home studio, he is constantly creating new music and educating himself in the latest music trends.

Associate Producer

Jess Ronne

Jess Ronne is an author, teacher, nonprofit CEO, special needs advocate and mother of eight, including one child with profound special needs. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Through a thriving blog, social media presence and published memoir, Jess has an extensive network of caregivers and supporters who follow her personal journey and look to her for an honest, unapologetic portrayal of life as a special needs caregiver.

Jess is founder and CEO of The Lucas Project, a nonprofit that funds respite days for caregivers. She travels the country speaking about her experience, and hosts a podcast where she gives other caregivers a place to share their story.

Our Partners & Sponsors

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The Lucas Project logo
Tucker's House Logo
Numotion logo
Do-Dad logo
Elea logo
Courageous Parents Network Logo
Spreading Sunshine Logo
Cumberland Creative logo

SPECIAL THANKS

Kim & Rob Adler
Banu Ahmed
Kristin Anderson
James Batek
Kailee Bauman
Jamie Berra
Heidi Binko
Lorin & Debra Bossenbroek
Jesse Bowman
Marcibel Brizuela
Kara Bufalino
Dovile Butvilaite
Millie Calabrese
Sheri Conerty
Julia Coorey
Ashleigh & Grant Cote
Erica Cronin
Victoria Curtis
Deidra Darst
Cindy Decker
Keith & Lindsay DeYoung
Karie Dillinger
Tricia Dimmitt
Sharon & Andy Dyer
Lisa Dzialo
Cynthia Englert
Equally Different, Inc.
Jill & Christopher Escher
Julie Fackrell

Amy Fields
Jan Gaines
Dr. Brent Galloway
Jacqueline Galloway
Sandra Garcia
Stephanie Gerster
Franca Gioia
Lisa Graham-Garza
Steve Grcevich
Sarah Hawbaker
Sarah Hess
Joy Heybor
Julie Hornok
Denise Hunter
Priya Iyer
Josh & Meghan Jenkins
Javier Jimenez
Carol Johnson
Katie Johnson
Jim & Jeannie Jorgensen
Alyce Kaplan
Andrew Khouw
Christina Kiefer
Thomas & Rachel Kirk
James Kole
Dave & Nichole Kooistra
Mary Jo LaMont
Deborah Lane
Pat & Joe LeCount

Lisa Lombardi
Denise Lombardi
Melissa Long
Cindy Loza
Karin Lunsford
Kinerette Martin
Brenda Martinez
Fred Marvel
Kate McCalla
Ben & Amanda McCreary
Ashley McGee
Kelli McIntosh
Katie & Tim Miller
Dave & Leah Morgan
Aimee Morris
The Moseley Family
Carrie Moses
Ashley O'Hare
Ivett O’Quinn
Evelyn Owens
Constance Page
Chris Palega
Jackie Parambil
Amanda Pelar
Lisa Pena
Lucinda Peterson
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Megan Raun
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John & Deena Reid
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Stephen & Lydia Roberts
Hannah Rodway
Adam & Mary Rosenbaum
Tamar Rothstein
Stefanie Schmidt
Mike & Tara Sherd
Tony & Cassandra Sines
Stacey Skrocki
Jordan Smith
Lindsay Spitler
Marlan St. Criox
Caitlin & Jareth Swanson
Chris Tuttle
Kara Van Roten
Gord & Holly Van Vuren
Jennifer Vanden Burgt
Kelly & Levi Watson
Carrie Waxler
Shawn Weston
Brenda & Chris Wilcox
Sarah Zalan