Our Mission

Education through documentary storytelling.

Who We Are & What We Do

Wail of a Tale Productions, (WOAT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational documentary organization. We engage viewers with stories that amplify the voices of women and marginalized communities. We view documentary filmmaking as a tool to educate students, organizations, the public, and lawmakers on social justice issues. Through academic and investigative research, we project the message of women and marginalized communities to effect change. We provide hope and inspire concrete actions to improve lives. We produce waves for social change. Join us.

Our Founder

A message from our Founder, Marty Pack

Watch Here

Current Project

Mom, Wife, Singer, Disabled


Why Are Stories Needed?


Long Covid Subcommittee

Cynthia Adnig

When COVID hit the U.S., we knew it would be catastrophic. It was revealed just how broken Public Health and our medical institutions were. We grew to understand just how woefully underprepared our country was for such an event. This is a stain on America, and it continues to bleed across the breadth of the American fabric. Long COVID is a condition that disables and marginalizes communities expeditiously, and impactfully. The new condition is a perfect demonstration of what we know, the rich get help, and minorities and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups die. This is not hyperbole.

Our docuseries confirms BIPOC, LGBTQI+, working poor, and undocumented communities lack resources for their survival. It demonstrates a new way in which the death of dismissed communities is being perpetrated. We establish the need for radical investment in Public Health, education, disparaged communities, insurance coverage, and health care systems, NOW.


This worldwide pandemic has proven to be a mass disabling event, but it is also a mass marginalizing event for these underserved communities. Our goal, with this film, is to change the narrative around healthcare. To push equity forward we must recognize, understand, and claim our failings as they are, and in doing so, commit to reconstructing an equitable system.

We raise awareness with Wail of a Tale’s documentary, conceptualized by our founder, Marty Pack while working for Public Health in a rural county in Colorado. Based on direct experiences she has with individuals suffering from Long COVID, she exposes health inequity.

Why Wail of a Tale?

Andrea Tomasek

Beth Pardo


Coming Soon . . .

Amanda's Story.

Amanda is a black woman and 19-year veteran nurse’s aide for long-term and rehabilitation facilities. She tells us the story of neglect during the height of the COVID pandemic and the forty-plus patients she cared for by herself. While caring for these patients, she contracted COVID and subsequently became disabled for several years. Only with her expertise in healthcare was she able to advocate for herself and get the help she needed and deserved. Why was Amanda unable to initially get the help she needed? Why are these facilities understaffed and failing to care for our most vulnerable? Follow us to find out why.

Coming Soon . . .

Bina's Story.

Bina is a first generation immigrant who overcome poverty, cultural expectations, and IPV. Her story tells us that Long COVID can destroy all we have achieved. Follow us to learn more.


For filmmaker Marty Pack, life has always been about timing. A graduate of the prestigious Second City improvisational comedy troupe, which Pack calls “the best education I ever got,” she knows instinctively when something is working, or when it’s off.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Pack was in the middle of a move to start a master’s degree program in public health. The timing couldn’t have been better, or worse. “I do not recommend moving during a pandemic,” Pack said.

. . . Read more at HEALTH CARE un-covered

The journey of a social justice filmmaker, and the stories of women who drive the voices of her films.

On the bustling, neon-lit streets of Chicago, Marty Pack fiercely pursued a bachelor’s degree in communication production at Northeastern Illinois University, all while raising two children as a single mother, working full-time, and dedicating her youth to social causes.

Graduating summa cum laude, Ms. Pack continued her studies with a master’s degree in political science focusing

. . . Read more at 14East


Wail of a Tail Team



Chronic Illness Warriors, First Responders, and Caretaker Wear.

Be Visible. Be Heard. Be an Ally.

All proceeds go towards the production of our current film.

Past Projects

The Takeover of Testing

This film was the first to look at the systemic problems with the testing movement. It explored the racism and subsequent siphoning of public school funds for personal gain. True to the investigation, we can look back and see the damage caused by this movement.

This piece was used to educate the Chicago Teachers Union on the testing movement and how it has been used to close public schools.

Maria’s Story, Undocumented Violence

Maria’s Story, Undocumented Violence, looks at an undocumented woman surviving an abusive marriage, gaining legal status, and achieving the American dream. It was used to educate social work students and the public at Governor State University. The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Domestic Violence Outreach program now uses the film to inspire the undocumented community to get help. 

The Center on Domestic Violence 20th Anniversary: Many Stars – One Universe

Through collaboration with the award-winning editor, Tyler Holme, we produced a short segment that highlights the work the Center has done through the people it has helped. This was used for their 20th Anniversary, Champions for Change: Many Stars – One Universe Gala.


Be part of the story. Join us for the long haul!

A Message from Our Founder

Marty Pack

Be part of the Wave! Subscribe and follow updates as we push equity forward.