About Us

The Best Part Inc. is a film and TV production company with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. Started in 2009, the Company’s principle activity is to develop, produce and market commercial films and TV projects. Our eclectic team of financiers, researchers, filmmakers and field experts are dedicated to producing exceptional content that entertains and informs viewing audiences across all mediums.

brenda_bwBrenda Rusnak is an entrepreneur and financier with over 35 years of business experience. She is the founder and president of The Best Part Inc.
Prior to her career as a film producer Brenda acted as the CEO and President for a multi-million dollar healthcare company that she had controlling interest in.

saffron_bwSaffron is the director and editor of The Best Part’s first feature documentary film, Cyber-Seniors.  She has worked both in front of and behind the camera for several years. Her most recent projects include a starring role in the award-winning web series Pete Winning and the Pirates and editor and lead female role in the Global TV series, In the Key of Z, which she co-produced. The Best Part looks forward to collaborating with Saffron on several of its upcoming projects.

Phyllis Headshot B and WPhyllis Newman is a creative media veteran with over 25 years experience. She has developed and produced successful and highly-rated Canadian and International television productions and formats. She recently served as Vice President of Production at Eggplant TV where she oversaw the development and production slate of pilots, specials and series. As a Supervising Producer some of her credits include: Love Trap, Pure Design and Party Mamas. She has developed and produced Reality, Lifestyle and Factual programming for W Network, Cosmo TV, YTV, OWN, Slice, Life, HGTV, E! Network and Bravo to name a few. Prior to producing, Phyllis was a Casting Director with Anne Tait Casting where she cast scripted series and feature films, and a Talent Agent with The Edward G. Agency representing actors for film and television.

Kascha HeadshotKascha Cassaday founded a community service project in her final year of high school, that became the inspiration for the 2014 documentary film, Cyber-Seniors. During the filming of Cyber-Seniors, Kascha acted as the host and promoter of the Cyber-Seniors YouTube competition, demonstrating her effective style of engaging the participants and audience. Kascha earned a Bachelor Degree in Journalism at Ryerson University, and has completed several certificate programs in documentary filmmaking. She worked as a production and editing assistant for The Best Part Inc. before assuming her current role as producer. Prior to joining The Best Part Kascha gained valuable experience working for CBC (London, England) and Corus Entertainment.