behind the camera
OWNER | DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Laura Dyan Kezman is an award-winning director, DP, and editor, and is the founder and director of LionArt Media. She is a contributing video journalist for The Washington Post, previously 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. She co-directed the feature documentary Invisible Lines, which premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2018 and continues to screen across Southeastern Wisconsin 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 central roles in the filmmaking world. She is working to create that platform through LionArt.
CO-FOUNDER | SENIOR PRODUCER
Vianca Fuster is an award-winning Puerto Rican documentary filmmaker from Milwaukee’s South Side and is the co-founder of LionArt Media. She is a cinematographer, editor, and producer whose recent directorial debut for her original short documentary entitled The Warrior Princess premiered at the 2021 San Francisco Latino Film Festival and as a segment on NBC’s The TODAY Show. She is a selected participant for Firelight Media’s Documentary Lab, is a Milwaukee Film Focus Finder fellow, and is a former Kartemquin Diverse Voices In Documentary fellow and a Marquette University Emerging Filmmaker fellow. While creating original micro, short, and feature-length documentaries alongside Kezman for the past 6 years–together they envisioned and built LionArt.