Producers - the muscle behind this film



T.D. Mitchell
Sara Brett Patterson

T.D. Mitchell is an award-winning writer based in Brooklyn.  A seven time New Dramatists Fellow semi-finalist and a Princess Grace award finalist, T.D. began researching and writing about U.S. military culture in 2003 for her first full-length play BEYOND THE 17TH PARALLEL (Ojai Playwrights Conference).  Her work on the subject led to recruitment for three seasons as a writer and executive story editor on the tv series "Army Wives."  A frequent speechwriter for NGOs, Human Rights and philanthropic causes, T.D. also curates, directs and produces live performance and speaker-based projects internationally.

Sara Brett Paterson has been an integral part of Weird Sisters since 2002, bringing her business and management expertise to the company.  Weird Sisters film producing credits include, Mary and Louise,  the Award Winning Baseball Trilogy ‘Play Ball!’ ‘Reverse Psycho,’ and ‘The Launch.’  Ms. Patterson has also developed several projects under the Weird Sisters banner.  Among them: “Atom + Eve: A Rock Opera” and “7 Variations on the Same Lover” (also transferring from stage to screen). Sara received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Baruch College.  Currently she serves as the Vice President Talent Management at the Tribune Company.  In addition to her work in film and entertainment, she is the co-owner of LOBO Restaurant, wih two locations in Brooklyn, New York.

Jane Applegate
Alvaro Donado 

Jane Applegate has written and produced theater, film and television projects for more than 20 years through her multimedia production company, The Applegate Group Inc. Most recently, she produced The Lighthouse Project (working title), a period drama set in a lighthouse off the coast of Maine. She's written and produced independent films, documentaries and shows for Discovery, Bloomberg, NBC, CNBC, CNN, Lifetime and PBS. Her corporate video clients include: Microsoft, American Express, Verizon Wireless and Pitney Bows. Applegate is a former syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of four books on small business success. 

As an independent producer, Alvaro has headed the development and physical production of projects in the US, Central and South America as well as Africa.  Most recently, Alvaro production managed the New York segments for the French feature films, HAND IN HAND (2012) directed by Valérie Donzelli as well as EDEN (2014) directed by Mia Hansen-Love. He has also produced the documentaries, THE EVOLUTION OF DAD (2010) and DALAI LAMA, COLOMBIA (2009), and continues to produce

content for the production company Tribe Pictures and the advertising agency Fancy Rhino.

 Warren Etheredge

Warren Etheredge is a Storyfinder™, a successful producer, published author, staged playwright, veteran festival programmer and much sought-after public speaker. He has conducted over 3,500 interviews. As a producer, his previous  credits include FUREVER (d. Amy Finkel), LAST REQUESTS (d. Courtenay Johnson), IS THIS OKAY (d. Dylan Bandy), EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING (d. Sonya Lea), THE LOST MARINER (d. Tess Martin), EVEN THE WALLS (d. Saman Maydani & Sarah Kuck) and the webseries, TURBO DATES (created by Terry Rossio & Jocelyn Stamat) and THE ENCHANTED KITCHEN w/Sasha Graham. [Sharp-eyed readers will note Warren now only produces works created by women, with an exception made for Geoff Marslett’s THE PHANTOM 52 that premiered at Sundance in 2019.] In the Fall of 2017, he launched a 30-week screenwriting program at the University of Washington and was appointed the VP of Curation & Acquisitions for Tom Skerritt’s start-up, Heyou Media. He is one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool ( helping filmmakers translate their stories for screens big and small, and The Red Badge Project (, helping combat veterans work through PTSD and other issues by teaching them the art of storytelling.  He has hosted multiple television series including The High Bar (, his Emmy®-nominated television series devoted to “raising the bar,” Scene! & Heard for GreatMovieScenes. org, Reel NW ( on KCTS and ArtsLink.  He served as the Chief Storytelling Officer for Enthrall Sports. He is the Co-founder and Curator for the Walla Walla Movie Crush (, Director of the Auburn Adventure Film Festival, and shorts programmer for The Seattle Jewish Film Festival and the Rainier Independent Film Festival.  Additionally, Warren is the founder of The Warren Report  ( and serves on the Arts Council for the Stroum Jewish Community Center and the Advisory Board of Haptic Animation Amplifier.