Andrea Palombella, Writer | Director | Producer
Andrea Palombella is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and activist based in Washington, DC. When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in four years, she and her family conducted a major lifestyle overhaul.
Part of that transition included learning about toxins in the home, including in personal products. Shocked by the types of potentially toxic chemicals in products she used everyday, Andrea dove in to learn as much about the issue as possible. Months later, the idea for taking what she had learned and sharing it with the world became the foundation for this film.
A ‘proactive idealist,’ she is passionate about telling stories that matter, bringing important issues to life and inciting positive change. She has created documentary style videos on a variety of topics, including: human trafficking, violence against children and law enforcement’s response to victims of crime. A Chicagoland native, she loves the blues, living healthy, good food, traveling the world, and making the most of the warm weather months!
Bob Kanner, Editor Extraordinaire
A highly-acclaimed documentary editor, Bob has more than 35 years of experience editing award-winning productions with domestic and international clients, including Discovery Networks, History Channel, Smithsonian Channel and Travel Channel. Bob edited Ward Television’s national Emmy Award winning special, “Life on Mars” that aired on the Discovery Channel. He has received five local Emmy awards and numerous Telly and CINE awards for excellence in programming and editing. In 2011, Bob was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle for 25 years of excellence in the field of editing and service to the community in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rinny Wilson, Director of Photography
Rinny is a cinematographer based in Richmond, Virginia. She has worked as the director of photography for several films, including Phoebe, Mom, and There is a Reaper. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Kinetic Imaging department, she spent four years focusing exclusively on post-production before transitioning behind the camera in 2013. Since then, Rinny has shot commercials, documentaries, features and short films. She recently became a member of IATSE Local 600.