Janet Parrott is a former dancer/performer who has translated her love of cultures, storytelling and movement into films. She is an independent filmmaker who has directed and produced commercial and industrial work, produced her own films and has collaborated with independent artists creating works for stage and screen. Her current documentary Song of the Soul: Stories of Hospice in South Africa documents the lives of hospice nurses and caregivers who serve their communities demonstrating the effective practice of hospice and palliative care as an exemplar of community-based compassionate care. The film is newly released through Icarus Films as part of their Fanlight Productions Collection. Janet holds degrees in anthropology and filmmaking and is currently teaching filmmaking in the department of Theatre at Ohio State University.