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Christine Merser, AKA Hollister
Founder, Screen Thoughts Podcast Host

Christine Merser is the managing partner of Blue Shoe Strategy, a marketing company specializing in content creation for all media platforms. But more than marketing, she loves film and TV and all things on a screen, however small. Eight years ago, she partnered with Heidi Sullivan, whose film, Ash Bash, A Love Story, was an entry in the Wood's Hole Film Festival, to start Screen Thoughts, a podcast reviewing all things on the screen from within a female lens. More than 250 episodes later, Christine continues to podcast weekly around film, although Heidi passed away a few years ago. In addition, Christine has worked with filmmakers to ensure their films are seen. Blue Shoe did the strategy and public relations around the documentary, India's Daughter, in its bid for an academy award. Christine has roots on Cape Cod and enjoys time spent there every year. The Wood's Hole Film Festival is always on her shortlist of festivals. 

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Ana Luiza “Lalu" Farias

Producer & Reviewer 

Ana Luiza “ Lalu" Farias, who calls herself a recovering journalist these days, is a news-junkie with a master degree in International Relations, currently working with corporate governance. (What does it mean? Don’t worry about it, she is a real-life Chandler Bing: nobody knows exactly what she does.) A Brazilian living in the US, Lalu is passionate about movies and TV shows, and completely in love with Brazilian music. She also has a special talent for buying more books than she will ever have time to read, but who doesn’t?


You will see Lalu on all Screen Thoughts’ social media where she is a frequent contributor of news and thoughtful commentary around all things on the screen. 

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Vera Brooks

Producer & Reviewer 

Vera Brooks is a screenwriter and producer from Chicago.  Some of her past projects include numerous webseries, several short films, an industrial video, a TV pilot, and a not-for-profit that produced over thirty staged screenplay readings.  


Vera's fourteen episode entertainment webseries, "All Things EGOT" highlights the fifteen EGOT recipients, with a retrospective of the projects that gained them EGOT (Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony) status. 


Vera is developing a Christian musical feature film, with plans to begin production later this year.  Visit her website here.

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