we create content with a heartbeat.
These are stories that inspire, uplift, challenge, and leave an impact on our world.
Lionheart (Noun): a person who is brave and determined; one who triumphs over adversity.
LionArt Media – a play on lionheart – creates video content and documentary films with a heartbeat. We combine elegant visuals with empathy to tell diverse stories that leave an impact. As a women-owned and operated company we are committed to variegating the demographic of our industry by creating more learning and job opportunities for womnxn.
Behind the camera
Laura Dyan Kezman is an award-winning director, DP, and editor, and is the owner and director of LionArt Media. She has worked for such outlets as National Geographic and Al Jazeera English, and created an expansive library of documentary content while launching and directing the video department at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for four years prior to starting LionArt. She co-directed the feature documentary Invisible Lines, which premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2018, which continues to screen across Southeastern Wisconsin being used as an educational and diversity inclusion tool. She is an inaugural recipient of the Brico Forward Fund, currently serves on the board of the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, and is acutely aware of the need for more educational and job opportunities for women and BIPOC in the filmmaking world. She is working to create that platform through LionArt.
Vianca Fuster is an award-winning Puerto Rican documentary filmmaker from Milwaukee’s South Side. She has worked in Milwaukee’s documentary scene for the last four years with Laura Dyan Kezman creating original micro, short, and feature-length documentaries. They envisioned LionArt Media together then left their full-time jobs in 2019 to make it a reality. Fuster is currently directing a short sports documentary entitled The Warrior Princess as a Marquette University Emerging Filmmaker fellow and a Kartemquin Diverse Voices In Documentary fellow.