Join the cast and crew of DETERMINED for a Zoom talk-back session after seeing the film.
Meet and talk with Sigrid Knuti, Karen McElwee, Barb Goeckner and others who are in the film. Members of the crew, including Melissa Godoy, Eileen Littig, Therese Barry-Tanner and Shawndra Jones, will be there to answer your questions and discuss the creative process. The film’s production assistant Jean Wentz will moderate the event.
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Talk Back March 13th
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- You will receive a Zoom link and password the day before the event.
Barry-Tanner is a first-time filmmaker and an Alzheimer's disease human research subject, like the film's characters. She understands the disease at an intimate level; in 2001, she began assisting her father in caring for her mother, who was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's. DETERMINED began as her idea in 2011, after her mother died. She spearheaded the search for funding and the legal clearances to film intellectual property in a hospital setting. She’s a creative producer, integral to the storytelling and editing. She also served as sound/grip/interviewer on many shoots. Prior to producing, Barry-Tanner worked in healthcare, with over 30 years in program and project management, most recently specializing in healthcare reform and physician quality assurance at Humana, Inc. She volunteers with underserved populations as a mentor through the Green Bay School district and has called Green Bay her hometown for over 40 years.
Littig is an independent producer and former Director of Northeastern Wisconsin In-School Telecommunications. With Wisconsin Public Television, she produced social issues programming and has been recognized with two Midwest Emmys. She produced numerous creative and important programs for youth, including Teen Connection, which aired live for 30 years. Littig earned two Gold Medals from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, one for “Sexual Orientation: Reading Between the Labels” and the other for “As We Learn to Fall,” about death education. She was also Co-Producer for the documentary “Do Not Go Gently” narrated by Walter Cronkite, which received a National Media Award from the American Society on Aging. Before DETERMINED, she worked on a short documentary with Dean Leisgang about a Door County environmental pioneer, “Emma Toft: One with Nature". Littig serves on the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, the Brown County Aging & Disability Resource Center Board, and is a community activist.
SOUND RECORDIST/KEY GRIP
Jones’ previous experience included working on “Contemporary Color” by the Ross Brothers (Amazon Prime), producer/shooter/editor and sound artist for “Reinvention Stories” (NPR), and Cincinnati sound engineer for “The New Black” (Independent Lens/PBS) by Yoruba Richen. She has contributed to the Kirby Dick's 2018 documentary “Bleeding Edge” and the 2020 Oscar-winning feature, “American Factory” (both on Netflix). Jones is a graduate of Wright State University’s Motion Picture Program and is a news broadcast director at WBDT and WDTN-TV in Dayton. Her latest freelance endeavor was with Catalina Alvarez on the experimental documentary “Sound Spring” (post-production).