Meet the Filmmakers

Dulanie Ellis – Producer/Director


Dulanie Ellis was a Script Supervisor for feature films and television for 15 years in Hollywood and taught the craft for several years. She moved to Ojai to become an Associate Producer of documentary films at Tell the Truth Pictures in 1990. There, she was part of the producing team for four documentaries about social justice issues made for HBO and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their last film together – MIGHTY TIMES, THE LEGACY OF ROSA PARKS – was nominated for an Academy Award.

A consuming desire to learn what it would take to protect the farmland in her region prompted Dulanie to launch Walk Your Talk Productions. Once she entered the world of sustainable agriculture, she was hooked. As she became more of an activist, the film topics just kept coming: environmental stewardship of farming, the need for decent farm-worker housing, the home-farming trend in suburbia. All these issues, the people, the land and the passion, were preparation for the greatest story of her career, GROUND OPERATIONS.

Raymond Singer – Co-Prod/Editor


Raymond Singer is one of the award-winning screenwriters of Disney’s MULAN, HBO’s IRON JAWED ANGELS, Dreamworks’ JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and a half dozen movies for television. He’s acted On and Off-Broadway, appeared with some of the country’s finest repertory theaters and in more than 100 television shows and feature films.

His company, Cut to the Story, is a one-stop shop, equipped to take a project from script to screen. The company has created documentaries for various non-profits and schools, the State of California, made concert and music videos for singers and dance companies, and produced films locally, on the East Coast, in South Korea and in Cameroon, Africa. He’s cut feature films, documentaries for HBO, edited projects for Emmy award-winning directors, and partnered on several Walk Your Talk projects. You can find his IMDb listing here.