Maya Bastian is a writer, producer and director. As a director her short films and documentaries have screened at festivals around the world.  Her short thriller ‘Fear Itself’ garnered Best Horror and Best Cinematography at the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival and her documentary ‘After the War’ won the Best Documentary Award at the Eyelens Film Festival in Vancouver, BC.  From there, she spent several years traveling the world as an investigative video journalist, documenting areas of conflict and post-conflict.