behind the camera
Laura Dyan Kezman is an award-winning director, DP, and editor, and is the founder and director of LionArt Media. She has worked with such outlets as National Geographic and Al Jazeera English while based in Washington, D.C., and created an expansive library of documentary content while launching and directing the video department at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for five years prior to starting LionArt. She co-directed the feature documentary Invisible Lines, which premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2018 and 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 women and BIPOC to fill roles 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 five years with Laura Dyan Kezman creating original micro, short, and feature-length documentaries–together they envisioned and built LionArt Media. 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.