with Elise Ballard
Elise Ballard is an actress, independent filmmaker and producer, the creator of EpiphanyChannel.com, and now, an author. Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage and Transform is her first book. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress in New York, Austin, TX and Los Angeles, and moved into producing in Los Angeles as a partner in a production company that produced films distributed by Lionsgate and Monarch Entertainment. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a movie about the annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda, TX, became a cult hit, receiving considerable national press coverage, playing film festival circuits and PBS, and is still selling to lovely dachshund fans worldwide. Since then, she has created, directed and produced numerous projects including BackStage: Behind the Scenes segments for Time Warner cable’s Publik Music channel; FitPack, a series of short exercise regimens and viral ads by NYC celebrity trainer Joel Harper, and the YOU DVDs accompanying the YOU book series by world-renowned, bestselling authors, Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen. She is currently in development on several projects, including more for EpiphanyChannel.com, film and television versions of the project, and future books for the Epiphany series.