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.

Who We Are


Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Cynthia Adinig

Advisory Board

Andrew Wylam

Advisory Board

Kristen Stevens Hobbs

Advisory Board

Puneet Singh

Advisory Board

Beth Pardo

Advisory Board

Andrea Tomasek

What We're Working On

Health Disparities through the Lens of Long COVID

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. 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, Indigenous Americans, 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 can raise awareness with Wail of a Tale’s documentary, conceptualized by Marty while working as a COVID investigator in a rural county in Colorado. Based on direct experiences she has with individuals suffering from COVID, she exposes health inequity.



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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.


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