Her short documentary, The Provider, was screened internationally and across the U.S., including SXSW, Palm Springs International Short Fest, and the International Youth Film Festival Langesund in Norway. The Provider also won an Emmy at the College Television Awards. Featured in the list “#40WomentoWatch: Incredible trailblazers that completely ruled 2016” by The Tempest, Maya is a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow, part of the Sundance Film Institute and was a Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Creative Culture Program.
Maya’s short film Only The Moon/ Solamente La Luna (9m.) is an animated documentary about her father’s immigration story from Peru to the U.S., visualizing his dreamlike memories of transformation through the ‘60s, and what it means to grow old as a Latino immigrant in the age of Trump.
This documentary follows an abortion doctor as she travels to Texas to provide abortions, despite restrictive laws and threats to her safety. Official Selection/Best Documentary: SXSW Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, NYC Independent Film Festival. College Television Awards from the Television Academy Foundation, National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Visions Film Festival