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Erica Meus-Saunders

Switching Career Gears

Erica Meus-Saunders is the acting Executive Director of AFCOOP and is currently in development of her first feature film. She’s made a few short docs and scripted pieces that have played locally and regionally at HIFF, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, the Emerging Lens Film Festival, Being Black in Halifax and Devour! The Food Film Festival. Her latest short doc, Music Resistance, premiered at HIFF 2022, SJIWFF, FIN: International Film Festival and is currently airing on CBC Reel East Coast. Eua-Lander, another scripted short film, played at FIN, Silverwave, Speculative Film Festival in Seattle, USA, the Mosaic Film Festival and is also currently airing on CBC Reel East Coast Season 9, Episode 2! Erica has sat on the Board of Directors (BOD) of AFCOOP for three years. She has also served on the WIFT-AT Board of Directors (two years), DOC Atlantic (one year), the Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC creators (CISF), and participated in the first NSI–Business for Producers. She moved to Nova Scotia from the Bahamas to attend film school. After graduating in 2017, she quickly became immersed in the film industry, working in various crew roles, including: Production Assistant/Coordinator, Camera, Editor, Gaffer, Writer/Director and Producer.

Erica Meus-Saunders
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