Spotlight: Maria Mealla
One of the reasons our team loves to create cinematic pieces is that many of us are filmmakers. Our newest team member at our San Francisco Bay Area-based video production company and creative agency is Maria Mealla. Maria is Bolivian filmmaker who is about to premiere her second feature film, Bring me an Avocado at the Cinequest Film Festival on Friday, March 8th at 7:30 pm in the Hammer Theater in San Jose (with three subsequent screenings).
Maria began her filmmaking career in 2010. She is an active member of Scary Cow, a Bay Area film incubator that allows filmmakers to share their skills to complete passion projects through work-trade, and the chapter leader of the SF Cinefemme Director’s Collective, a nonprofit and community that supports female filmmakers nationwide. Maria began writing the film in 2014 and fundraising/pre-production in 2017. The film was funded primarily by crowdfunding on Seed & Spark during the inaugural Hometown Heros Rally and was awarded a grant by the Duplass Brothers as one of the five finalists.