Maple sugar films is a group of female filmmakers. We are midlife creatives that continue to pursue our passion in film. Follow our journey as writers, directors, actors, and lovers of film.
Eliza Crosland is an award winning writer and independent producer. Her work has screened across North America and internationally. She completed her theatre degree at York University and spent several years writing and producing original musical comedies with Del ARTIE Productions. She then turned to digital storytelling when she moved to Fergus and joined Ed Video Media Arts Center in Guelph (where she was awarded with an honourary lifetime membership). Eliza was nominated for Best International Screenplay at Miami Web Fest, 2018 where the Savvy Spinster web series won Best International Comedy. As a writer, she uses the medium of digital web series to both celebrate and satirize society’s stereotypes of middle aged women. Eliza has worked on numerous movie projects undertaking roles such as script supervisor, art director, and director. An avid improviser and student of sketch comedy, she is also a member of WIFT-T and the Writers Guild of Canada.
Jen is a Toronto based actor, happy to be working in the film and television industry and recently diving into the voice industry. Jen is a proud alumnus of the Ryerson Theatre School and continues to sharpen her skills with Second City and many other well established coaches. Jen has worked on television productions that have aired on Discovery Network and Sci-Fi Channel. She is thrilled that a few of her films have premiered at TIFF, and very grateful and pleased to have had a Nomination for Best Comedic Actress at the Miami Web Fest, 2018 where The Savvy Spinster web series won Best International Comedy.
Mary Lalonde’s interest in filmmaking grew out of her studies at the University of Guelph, where she graduated with a B.A. in Women’s Studies in 2005. She is a producing member and chair of the fundraising committee of Ed Video Media Arts Centre (where she was awarded with an honourary lifetime membership). Mary is an independent producer whose projects include documentaries, short films, and a multi award winning web series which recently won Best International Comedy at Miami Web Fest 2018. Mary has been active in the Guelph film community in a variety of capacities. She has worked on numerous movie projects undertaking roles such as script supervisor, art director, editor, and assistant director. She does NOT do craft!