OUR TEAM

Michelle Katz

Founder/Head of Production
Michelle Katz founded The Truth Films in 2018. She is the former VP of Production for Ovation TV where she launched their original programming studio and oversaw unscripted productions from 2013-2015.
A seasoned documentary producer and TV executive, Michelle’s credits include Waiting For Superman and Project Runway, as well as hundreds of hours of content across multiple networks and studios, such as Discovery, MTV, History Channel, Oxygen, and large-scale VFX films for Disney. Currently, Michelle is the Co-Executive Producer of an eight-part Boston-based true crime documentary series for Netflix.
The Truth Films is in development on several social impact projects including The Plant, a six-part series to be directed and produced by Michelle, originally in partnership with Lionsgate TV, focused on transformational healing stories taking place in the Amazon Jungle.
Michelle is also an accomplished songwriter and has released three albums.
She received a BA in Political Science from Brandeis University and a Masters of Film and Dramatic Writing from NYU.
You can reach Michelle by email here: michelle@thetruthfilms.com

Elise Ballard

Producer/Operations
Elise Ballard headed operations at post- and VR-production house, Cognition, and is a published author and independent film producer. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress in New York and Austin and moved into independent filmmaking and producing in Los Angeles as a partner in a production company with films distributed by Lionsgate and Monarch Entertainment. Her directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a short documentary about the Wiener Dog races in Buda, TX, raised awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit causes.
Her book, Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight (Random House), began as a documentary project and is a collection of her interviews with people from all walks of life about their greatest epiphanies. She is now considered an “epiphany expert” and is a 2-time invited TEDx speaker. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
You can reach Elise by email here: elise@thetruthfilms.com

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