Summary

Maya is a Producer & Research Producer. Recent projects include Amazon's first theatrically distributed documentary with Emmy-winning director Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth), and Field Producing for Seven Bucks/BET. I make your job easy!

Credits

8/18 – Current

Senior Field Producer Finding Justice (Season 1)

BET — Reality/Doc (TV) — Leepson Bounds Entertainment Details
8/18 – Current

Field and Story Producing for a joint production with Leepson Bounds and The Rock's production company, Seven Bucks. Looking around the U.S. at black leaders aiming for justice.

5/18 – Current

Researcher Life at All Costs (Pilot)

Reality/Doc (TV) — Asha Dhaya Details
5/18 – Current

Putting together pilot episode, including research, pre-interviewing, treatments, story arcs, and securing interviews.

12/17 – Current

Director Gungho Eco

YouTube — Digital Details
12/17 – Current

Concept, directing, producing, and writing influencer videos for YouTube series on positive environmental change.

1/15 – Current

Executive Producer Untitled Women's Docuseries

Reality/Doc (TV) — Principal Media Details
1/15 – Current

Creation of all elements of original docuseries in development, including scholar interview arrangement, amazing amounts of historical and archival research, story development, production of interviews on location, and story direction.

12/12 – Current

Producer The Fifth Sacred Thing

Scripted (TV) — Escape Artists Details
12/12 – Current

Strategic development of film/tv episodic eco-adventure The Fifth Sacred Thing (Starhawk, Bantam Books, award-winning) w. fan base in hundreds of thousands. • Conceive and distribute YouTube and Vimeo branded video • Fundraising and key monetary connections • Recruiting crew and production company partnerships • Integrating environmental advocacy with traditional film planning, including green production analysis • Collaboration with media impact assessment reports • Writing for pilot, feature script, sizzle reel, Bible, and synopses of television episodes. Brainstorm original content. • Blog manager, and regular website, newsletter and social media contributor. • Lead management of all internal organizational systems, organization of freelancers, junior staff and interns * Connection to corporate Sponsorships and partnerships

1/18 – 6/18

Researcher Marilyn (Pilot)

Sizzle Reel — Reality/Doc (TV) — Echo and Earl Details
1/18 – 6/18

Research and development for new unscripted series pilot about Marilyn Monroe.

10/17 – 12/17

Producer Resist

Reality/Doc (TV) — Pulse Films Details
10/17 – 12/17

Pulse Films, owned by VICE and in partnership with Black Pills, produced a docuseries following activists against the prison industrial complex, including Black Lives Matter. We followed activist subjects in a 43-day shoot which I primarily arranged and field produced, including many 2-camera 2-sound drone protest days with hundreds of people.

12/12 – 10/17

Researcher Generation Wealth

Amazon Studios — Film (Theatrical) — Evergreen Pictures Details
12/12 – 10/17

Researching all story angles and subjects for Amazon's first theatrically distributed documentary. Finding subjects with very little given information, following leads like a journalist, writing dossiers for Director interviews, finding additional story angles, scheduling, communicating and convincing interviews, and otherwise being an expert on topics of the plot.

Media

  • Pursuing the Dream: What You Need to Know About DACA | Brave New Films

  • Be the Change You Want to See | Bernie Sanders

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Mark Henry
Sound Mixer / Audio Supervisor /
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Education

New York Film Academy

HD Digital Filmmaking

United Nations University for Peace

Master of Arts (M.A.)/Environmental Security and Peace

The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)/Acting

New College of Florida

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Environmental Studies

Skills

  • Avid
  • Editing
  • Creative Direction
  • Documentaries
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Photography
  • Storytelling
  • Video
  • Producer
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Logistics
  • FCP7
  • Stringouts
  • Creative Writing
  • FCPX
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • production coordinator
  • Story Development
  • Mac OS X
  • OS X
  • Coordinating Events
  • Fast Learner
  • Celebrity Management
  • Fast Paced Environment
  • Nonviolent Communication