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Meet Our Team

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Founder & CEO

AVERY LOOSER is a writer, director, and producer 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, Class of 2022, 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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Associate Producer & Creative Coordinator

BROCK LOOSER is a film and stage actor, writer, and producer based in New York City. 

As an actor, Brock has worked in feature, proof-of-concept, and short films recognized by Austin Spotlight, Portland Horror, Toronto International Women Film Festival, 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 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 an Associate Producer ant 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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Julia Kruger

Associate Producer

JULIA KRUGER is a senior at Northwestern University majoring in Radio/Television/Film with a minor in Creative Writing and a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications. 

Julia’s previous roles have included working as a publicity intern at Animal Planet, a volunteer at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and a 1st Team PA on the upcoming Amazon Prime Video show Dead Ringers starring Rachel Weisz. Julia has also interned at American Empirical Pictures in Paris, upon the conclusion of her time as a Cast Liaison on the upcoming Wes Anderson feature, Asteroid City. Most recently, Julia interned at HBO Max in the TV Drama Development department, working on the upcoming Steven Soderbergh show, Full Circle.

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. 

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, photographer, camera assistant, and loader for film and digital production. 

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.

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