I am a filmmaker and I love finding the honesty within a story. There is freedom, healing and power in sharing the truth. I see light where it appears to be dark and I see the beauty in what is raw and real. In film, we are shown who we are... we are seen and we are heard. We become connected. Film connects us through the universal language of visual imagery, music and emotions. I make films about the human spirit and what it means to be alive... to feel alive. That soulful place inside of me is awakened when I create films that inspire people to wonder, believe and act in new ways.
Since 2004, Wonder Dog Films has been producing work with heart, substance and real meaning. From corporate pieces to television commercials to independent films, our quality is exceptional. "Liz," a gritty documentary about personal triumph, screened at The Camden International Film Festival and the dramedy, "Face It," recently screened at The Vancouver Women in Film Festival and The Sarasota Film Festival. In 2012, our corporate video for Idexx Laboratories' won the Gold Stevie Award.
As the founder and president of Wonder Dog Films, I have been passionate about making art since my early beginnings. I graduated with a BFA from MECA and I also received a BS in Art Education from Lesley University/USM. After college, I worked as 'talent' in various tv commercials and films and then freelanced with MPBN, producing many tv segments and programs. Over the years, I've also studied intensively at The Maine Media Workshops. I am a director, producer, editor, writer, and (sometimes) camera operator.
Kevin Brusie, my husband, is a still photographer and my right hand Director of Photography. He has an extensive background in creating excellence in visual imagery and can manage whatever arises 'on the set' with ease. Feel free to visit his 'Stills Site' on the left-hand side of the screen.
Wonder Dog Films is named after my 16 year old Golden Retriever, Camden, who came into my life and showed me that we’re all 'Wonder Dogs.' It's simple. Dogs are the masters of wonder... they have the natural desire to ponder, meditate and marvel at life. And so do we.