Meet the Founders...
Meet the Boylan Sisters. Andrea and Alexandra grew up as Pastor’s kids at Byfield Parish Church, north of Boston, Massachusetts. As teens they always wished they could find movies they enjoyed and their parents would approve of. Since 2013 the two have set out to make female driven, faith based movies that appeal to audiences of all ages.
Producer, Writer, Actor
Co-Founder Mustard Seed Entertainment and Mirror Tree Productions
Alexandra Boylan an award winning filmmaker was born and raised in Georgetown, Massachusetts, where she first began her exploration into acting, which led her to relocate to Los Angeles. Where she built a solid resume of independent films, short subjects, and music videos. Utilizing the skills obtained on dozens of movie sets and harnessing the passion that fuels her, she formed her own production company. MirrorTree Productions, which has produced numerous feature films, including “Home Sweet Home” and “At Your Own Risk.” Her company Mustard Seed Entertainments film “Catching Faith” had a two year run on Netflix and was on the shelves of Wal-Mart, and is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The sequel Catching Faith 2 released in 2019. Her film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Her script “Switched” was awarded the winner of the Kiaros Pro MovieGuide award for best screenplay, and the movie released Sept, 4th 2020 receiving rave reviews.
Alexandra recently completed principle photography on her new family film “The Inheritance” in Columbus Georgia. Alexandra is the author of “Create Your Own Career in Hollywood: Advice from a struggling actress who became a successful producer” available in Kindle and Print on Amazon. She is an active member of Woman in Film Los Angeles. Where she served on the WIF PSA Board.
Alexandra is the Outreach Coordinator for Ms In The Biz, and co-collaborator of the book “Thriving in Hollywood.” www.msinthebiz.com.
Andrea M. Polnaszek
Andrea M. Polnaszek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent her clinical career help-ing children and their families communicate their feelings. She earned her Bachelors degree in So-cial work at Gordon College, a Master’s in Social Work and a Certificate in Theology from South-ern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Andrea provides clinical services to individuals and families suffering from trauma in The Chip-pewa Valley of Wisconsin. She is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and as a Family Trauma Specialist. Andrea employs creative intervention: art, narrative, and play in her practice. She also equips parents with skills to understand and enjoy their children’s unique learning styles. She is a sought after speaker for organizations and churches across the United States.
Andrea believes that everyone struggles to maintain balance as a whole person: mentally, physical-ly and spiritually. It has been a joy for her to share the story of struggle and trump through screenwriting. Andrea’s current movies which tackle a variety of individual and family issues are available on Amazon: Catching Faith, Catching Faith 2, Wish for Christmas and Switched (Octo-ber 4, 2020). Her Elijah Project book series has been an International success. In 2016, The Elijah Project was translated into Spanish and Portuguese in 2019. Andrea was invited to share The Eli-jah Project in Cuba, May 2017. Since that time an Elijah Project has been established reaching hundreds of Cuban women. In February 2018, Andrea and her screenwriting team were honored with a Teddy for Best Inspirational Screenplay at the MovieGuide Awards. Andrea’s most recent project called Switched released on DVD in Walmarts nationwide, October 2020. This movie tackles issues of bullying and what it means to love your neighbor as yourself. The companion books: Lead with Love (The Switched Bible Study), Lead with Love Journal and Lead with Love (Answering God’s invitation to Love Well) are available on Amazon. You can learn more about Andrea and her writing at www.andreapolnaszek.com
Andrea also serves her community. In October 2009, Andrea was invited to participate in a forum for faith-based organizations. She later became a member of a sub-committee that created a Sub-stance Abuse Mental Health Laity Curriculum, distributed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association. Andrea also served locally as the chair of the Chippewa Healthy Communi-ties mental health subgroup. She is a founding board member of Touched Twice United which offers resources and support for churches to provide free medical care to their community: www.touchedtwiceunited.org
Andrea is a proud mother of three and happily married to Perry L. Polnaszek, pastor of Fellowship Church in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.