Maya is a Japanese/ Australian documentary director and impact producer. She recently directed acclaimed feature In My Blood It Runs (2019) about ten-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy Dujuan Hoosan and his community, which was produced by Sophie Hyde, Larissa Behrendt and Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson and made in collaboration with those onscreen. It was selected for Goodpitch² Aus, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, was nominated for Best Doc and best Cinematography at the AACTA’s, premiered at Hotdocs, AFI Docs, DocNYC, Sydney Film Festival and many more. Previously, she has made short documentaries, directed Growing Up Gayby (2013) and Gayby Baby (2015), made with Charlotte Mars. Gayby Baby screened at festivals internationally, was selected for GoodPitch² Aus, broke cinema-on-demand records, was nominated for Best Doc at theACCTAs, won an ATOM award and sparked a national conversation about the right of children raised in LGBTIQ families.