Erica Meus-Saunders is an Independent filmmaker and Editor in Nova Scotia. A recent graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in the Screen Arts Program (2017), Erica already has a few short films under her belt – “The Dreamers" an official selection of FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival (2019) & Halifax Black Film Festival (2020), “A Chef’s Moment”, an official selection of Devour! The Food Film Festival (2017) to name a few.
She has also worked as crew (camera trainee, gaffer, script supervisor) on other films in the Atlantic region and hopes to expand her work in both drama and documentary film, working in various capacities.
Erica, also a published author reveals that her first novel, "Shiloh: City of Dreams" was developed from a paragraph written in high school. And credits her early experience as an Editor-in-Chief of a woman’s magazine for igniting her interest in film.
In August 2019, I launched Story-Book Entertainment Inc., an online platform.
Story-Book Entertainment is focused on creating new content and content creators, with emphasis on collaborations with women and collective voices.
It features a combination of short, filmed pieces + written articles – artists interviews, immigrant stories, performance pieces, with focus on events and festivals unique to Nova Scotia, but also tapping into national and international content. Our content is 80% Canadian and 20% international.
In November 2020, I was the recipient of The Linda Joy Award! A film grant to produced a short documentary, "Music Resistance". I hope to begin production in the early months on 2021. Stay tuned for updates...