Wilton Filmmaker Featured in Ridgefield Independent Film Festival with The Buddy System

February 10, 2017

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is thrilled to announce its 2017 selections. The annual festival, in its second year, will screen 55 films from 19 countries at various venues in Ridgefield, Connecticut, a vibrant town just 60 miles northeast of New York City.

April 17, 2017

WILTON — After producing the 2011 critically acclaimed film, “TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged,” Megan Smith-Harris found that people struggled with the heavy subject of burn survivors.

So she decided to follow her husband’s advice for her next film.

“My husband came up to me and said, ‘We have to have a little talk. I love your heart, I love that you want to make films that change the world but can you choose a subject that’s a little accessible?’”

‘“Something with kids and puppies.’”

The BUDDY SYSTEM Cover Story



TBS Headlines Doc Block at AutFest


AutFest Film Festival’s mission is to further advance the wellbeing of all with an autism diagnosis, as well as to educate our nation about autism and the important need to fully respect and value each person with autism. We wish to celebrate films that promote autism awareness and that have the power to enhance the lives of our community. We also wish to honor and support autistic filmmakers and artists that have chosen film as their profession.

TBS WORLD PREMIERE Headlines SLO International Film Festival


World Premiere screening of "The Buddy System" kicks off Slo International Film Festival in California.

The Magic of Therapy Dogs

March 2017

Cover article on "The Buddy System".

TBS Shared Abilities


“DO PEOPLE REALIZE THE PROFOUND IMPACT AN AUTISM ASSISTANCE DOG CAN HAVE ON THE LIFE OF THEIR CHILD?” That was the question I asked myself after I saw David Williams, a seven-year-old boy with ASD,  suddenly use his full voice to communicate with Buddy, his new service dog. And it happened within the first five minutes of their meeting.


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Buddy Feature Story

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