Andrew Heckler has participated in all aspects of the entertainment industry. His film "Burden" is based on a screenplay he wrote in 1999, for which it received the Audience Award at both the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Nantucket Film Festival, where he was also presented with the Visionary Award for screenwriting. Heckler has extensive theatre experience and in 1992 founded the Tribeca based Workhouse Theater, where he produced, directed and acted in over 35 plays over the course of six years.
Robbie Brenner is Executive Producer of Mattel Films, and is responsible for transforming Mattel’s iconic portfolio of brands into cinematic experiences. The Academy Award® nominated producer assumed leadership of the new film division in September 2018. Ms. Brenner has championed eight films at major studios, including "Barbie" starring Margot Robbie, "Masters of the Universe" with Noah Centineo, and "Magic 8 Ball" with producer Jason Blum.
Ms. Brenner is an Academy Award nominated producer with 20 years of industry experience working alongside established and emerging filmmakers, whose projects include Academy Award®-winning films such as "Dallas Buyers Club" and "The Fighter."
See event photos and listen to the Q&A from the screening below.