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Meet Our Team

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Brock Looser

Resident Artist 

BROCK LOOSER is a film and stage actor, writer based in New York City.
 
As an actor, Brock has worked on New York and Regional Theatre productions with The Chain Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and The Classic Theatre of Maryland, among others. On screen, she is in feature, proof-of-concept, and short films recognized by NFFTY, TIWFF, and Big Apple, among others. 

Brock is currently writing a mini-series, and she and her sister, Avery, are co-writing a novel, which she is developing into a solo show. 
Brock earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, studying at the New Studio on Broadway, Stonestreet Studios, and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 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 honored to be a Resident Artist at BraveMouse, working on Don’t Say Vagina!, Death Death, 1/1, and Dear Men, Someone Has Lied To You.

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Marissa Ruben

Resident Artist

MARISSA RUBEN is an actor, writer, director with a focus on female shame-resilience through the lens of absurdism and physical comedy. 
 
Her personal film work has been recognized by Toronto International Women’s Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival Summer Short Film Series, Venice Shorts, NYU Tisch Fusion Film Festival, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, and Brazil Monthly Independent Film Festival. 
 
Marissa is a proud alum of the Nine Muses Lab Fellowship at Nine Muses Entertainment under the mentorship of Bryce Dallas Howard. 
 
In addition to filmmaking, Marissa's work as a theater artist was most recently seen in the 2021 season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in ALIEN/NATION, directed by Michael Arden, and soon to be seen this spring in Williamstown's produced reading of LASTHUNTER, directed by Isabel Rodriguez. 
 
Marissa holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. 

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Julia Kruger

Resident Producer

JULIA KRUGER is currently a third year student at Northwestern University majoring in Radio/Television/Film with a minor in Creative Writing and a certificate in Marketing Communications. 
 
Julia took time off from school over the past two years to gain professional experience in the entertainment industry with the goal of working in production and actor representation. Julia’s previous roles have included working as a Publicity Intern at Discovery Inc., volunteering at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, and working as a 1st Team PA on the upcoming Amazon Prime Video show Dead Ringers starring Rachel Weisz. Most recently, Julia interned at American Empirical Pictures in Paris, upon the conclusion of her time as Cast Liaison this past summer on the upcoming Wes Anderson feature, Asteroid City.
 
Julia is currently living in Evanston, IL as she works toward completing her degree. At school she is a member of A&O Productions where she has produced campus events with Ramy Youssef and Ruth Carter. She is also an Inaugural Junior Board Member for the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where her responsibilities include judging the National Student Production Awards.
 
Julia could not be more excited to join the BraveMouse team and is looking forward to all of the incredible projects they have in store!

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Truman Hanks

Resident Cinematographer

TRUMAN HANKS is an aspiring director of photography. While studying for his degree in mathematics at Stanford, he took advantage of the university darkroom and fell in love with still photography. Eventually his friend Ali Rosenthal convinced him to be the director of photography on her short film, The Ice Queen Society, and he hasn’t looked back. 
 
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. A recent transplant from Los Angeles to New York, he aims to become more connected with the indie film community on the east coast.