arbonaworks media

Mari and Marisa at our 
screening in the Bahamas
Bahamas International Film Festival Press Conference:
Marisa seated with Battle In Seattle star and director
Photo credits, top to bottom:

Top- Marisa Arbona-Ruiz
Second- Annelise Moore  
Third- Dr. David Allen
Fourth- Mari Bonnemaison

press announcements


for Marisa Arbona-Ruiz with team Bonnemaison, Inc.

and Donna Rice Hughes of Enough is Enough

Washington, DC, June 15, 2013:   Marisa Arbona-Ruiz with Mari Bonnemaison and Brooks Moore of  Bonnemaison and Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough is Enough receive the 2013 Emmy Award for their innovative work on Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents, created by Donna Rice Hughes for Enough is Enough.  This groundbreaking series was created as part of  a national campaign to bring attention to the dark world of internet predators and how to protect youth online.  The exposé features stories of kids hooked on porn, an abducted teen survivor, confessions of a convicted pedophile, bullying, law enforcement on how predators groom their victims, psychological insight,  and how to create a safe online experience. The brainchild of Donna Rice Hughes, what started as a Power Point presentation and lecture that criss-crossed the country became an in-depth series executed by team Bonnemaison with an engaging approach and high production value. The pilot progam was featured on Oprah, and after its national launch became formatted for PBS and broadcast during prime time in 2012. The series won the Emmy in the category of Instructional/Informational Program/Special. Donna was also nominated in the category of Program Host/Moderator. For more information, visit:

Core creative team:  Executive Producer: Donna Rice Hughes. Producers:  Mari Bonnemaison, Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, Brooks Moore. Writers: Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, Donna Rice Hughes, Chris Clapp Logan (also Associate Producer.) Editor/Contributing videographer:  Brooks Moore. Graphics: Ian Corey.     



Marisa Arbona-Ruiz & Bonnemaison, Inc.

Washington, DC, June 2010:   It's two Silver Telly's for Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, Mari Bonnemaison and Brooks Moore for their innovative work on Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents, created by Donna Rice Hughes of Enough Is Enough.  A national initiative, this groundbreaking four-part series provides an eye-opening exposé on predatory internet dangers and abuses, an overview of social media, and a tutorial for parents and educators for providing a safe and enjoyable online experience. The series wins the prestigious Silver Tellys in Educational and Non-Profit categories. Working with Bonnemaison, Marisa served as scriptwriter/co-producer/co-director.  

The filmmakers are passionate about creating media for social change.  A preview clip of Internet Safety 101 was aired on OPRAH in April 2009 and was launched in a national roll-out in 2010.  Visit:

# # #


Filmmaker/Actress Marisa Arbona-Ruiz and

Bonnemaison, Inc. 

Win 2 International Gold Awards for "Pudgy"



Washington, DC, June 2009:  The highly creative team of Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, director/writer/producer/actress; and Bonnemaison, Inc., a full service production company; has garnered two Gold Communicators Awards of Excellence.Former Women In Film & Video board members, Arbona-Ruiz (VP, WIFTI Liaison) and Mari Bonnemaison collaborate to bridge entertainment and human interest topics. The winning pieces are…


Pudgy: A Bahamian Parablea campy, live-action, comedy-drama with an animated fish, based on a story by internationally known Dr. David Allen. A parable about pride, habitual behaviors and busyness, this short film encourages people to face themselves, ask for help and smell the roses. Creative team: Mari Bonnemaison, Director/Producer.  Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, Screenwriter/Co-Producer/Assistant Director/Actress.  Brooks Moore, Director of Photography/Editor/VO talent.  Andrew Koelbl, Animation Director.  

Pudgy's world premiere was at the Bahamas International Film Festival. It was a finalist at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy. The fllm broadcasts on Bahamaian television and is being made into a children's book.


Verizon Foundation 2008 highlights Verizon’s extraordinary philanthropy in education, domestic violence, etc.  Producers:  Dawn Brzezicki, Marisa Arbona-Ruiz. Editors: Ian Corey, Brooks Moore.  Cameras:  Rege Becker, Brooks Moore.

# # #

BELOW:  Marisa Arbona-Ruiz, Brooks Moore, Mari Bonnemaison, Vickie Allen and Dr. David Allen on the Bahamas International Film Festival red carpet at the world premiere of their film, Pudgy: A Bahamian Parable.

PUDGY World Premiere at Bahamas International Film Festival 


PUDGY European debut as a finalist in the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.

Scene from PUDGY: A Bahamian Parable
in the news...

WIFV news
"Who Wins Two?" 
See page 5

icom magazine
"Marisa Arbona-Ruiz and ZGS Communications Win Award of Distinction"

"Best Career Advancement: Bottoms Up"

Marisa Arbona-Ruiz is interviewed on following her passion at a former job and winning award for Native American health communications with the National Cancer Institute...

PUDGY in the news...
script-to-screen media production services, solutions & branding

se habla español