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Meet Our Team

Founder & CEO

AVERY LOOSER is a writer, director, producer, and founder of BraveMouse with a focus on female-led narratives in front of and behind the camera. Her personal work has been recognized by the National Film Festival for the Talented Youth, SXSW, and Sun Valley Film Festival, while her branded and documentary works have been featured on ABC and CBS. Her screenplays have been recognized by the Scriptation Showcase, Humanitas Prize, ScreenCraft, and Sundance Institute as a second-round finalist for the 2023 Development Track.

For Wes Anderson, Avery has worked on two sets in the AD Department and serves as his assistant in New York at American Empirical Pictures. She also worked as an Impact Researcher on NYU Professor Susan Sandler’s award-winning documentary, Julia Scotti: Funny that Way. For Putman Pictures, Avery was a personal reader for Kerri Putnam.

Avery is a proud alumna of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, earning her BFA in Film and Television with a Minor in Producing as a University Scholar and Summa Cum Laude. During her time at NYU, Avery received the 2020 Josh Goldfaden Award for her contributions to the expository writing program.

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Creative Producer

LIZZY WALTHER is an Indiana-raised, New York-based producer, writer, and actor dedicated to telling female-driven, open and honest narratives. As the Creative Producer at BraveMouse, Lizzy is Avery Looser’s producing partner and oversees the visual and conceptual underpinnings of BraveMouse’s short and feature film slate through all stages of development, execution, and release.

As a multi-hyphenate artist, Lizzy’s work has been recognized by LA Women in Film Fest, Monmouth Film Festival, and LA Independent Shorts Awards.

Her most recent work includes her first of many collaborations with Avery and BraveMouse: Before We Die, winning Best Short Film at the 38th Annual Boston Film Festival, and Indigo, currently on its festival circuit. Other work includes award-winning short A Farmer’s Daughter and feature 75.

Lizzy is a proud graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of the Bevya Rosten Memorial Award.

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Associate Producer & Creative Coordinator

BROCK LOOSER is a film and stage actor and producer, earning her MFA at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. As the Creative Coordinator and an Associate Producer at BraveMouse, Brock assists Avery Looser in the day-to-day operations of BraveMouse and oversees the development, execution, and completion of all film and television productions, writing and photography projects, and website designs. 

As an actor, Brock has worked in feature, proof-of-concept, and short films recognized by HollyShorts, the National Film Festival for the Talented Youth, Portland Horror, and more, and in plays with the Chain Theatre in NYC, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, and more. 

Brock earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, studying at the New Studio on Broadway, Stonestreet Studios, and RADA in London. She graduated a semester early as a University Scholar with Honors from Tisch and Honors in Theatre Studies because of her thesis, “Shakespeare’s Societal Others: An Exploration of Race, Religion, Sexuality, and Gender in The Merchant of Venice and Othello.”

Brock is eternally grateful to have Avery as her built-in-best-friend and collaborator and is honored to be an Associate Producer and the Creative Coordinator at BraveMouse, working on Indigo, Don’t Say Vagina!, Death Death, 1/1, and Dear Men, Someone Has Lied To You.

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Associate Producer

JULIA KRUGER is a producer and recent participant of the United Talent Agency’s 2023 Externship. As an Associate Producer at BraveMouse, Julia oversees the development and production of BraveMouse’s short and feature film slate.

Julia’s previous roles include interning at American Empirical Pictures in Paris upon the conclusion of her time as a Cast Liason on the upcoming Wes Anderson feature, Asteroid City, as well as being a 1st Team PA on the upcoming Amazon Prime Video show Dead Ringers starring Rachel Weisz.

Most recently, Julia interned at HBO Max in the TV Drama Development Department, working on the upcoming Steven Soderbergh show, Full Circle.

With Avery Looserr and BraveMouse, Julia produced short film Indigo, currently on its festival circuit.

She will graduate from Northwestern University majoring in Radio/Television/Film with a minor in Creative Writing and a Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications. Upon graduating, she will start at UTA in the Agent Training Program this fall.

Julia could not be more excited to be part of the BraveMouse team and is looking forward to all of the incredible projects they have in store!

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Associate Producer & Cinematographer

TRUMAN HANKS is a cinematographer, camera operator, camera assistant, and loader for film and digital production. As the Resident Cinematographer and an Associate Producer at BraveMouse, Truman oversees the development of BraveMouse’s short and feature film slate and helms the visual style as Avery Looser’s cinematographer throughout production and beyond.

As a cinematographer, Truman has worked with Avery and BraveMouse on short films Indigo (currently on its festival circuit) and 1 Bed, 1 Bath (shot on Super 8) as well as AFI Directing Fellow, Ali Rosenthal, on short Retrograde (2022 New Wave Short Film Festival).

As a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), he has worked in the camera department on such projects as West Side Story under Janusz Kamiński, News of the World under Dariusz Wolski, and the upcoming Asteroid City under Robert Yeoman.

In between his jobs as a camera assistant, he shoots indie projects with his friends both in and out of the industry.

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