re:present L.A. Exhibition

May 3 – July 27, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum

Maya Santos of Form Follows Function

Statement

MAYA SANTOS director, editor.

Maya Santos is founder of Form Follows Function, a collaborative media studio connecting architecture, people, space, and place. She is also lead editor at Sustainable Media Studio, making short form documentaries with emerging filmmakers and student interns. In her
spare time, she also serves as Artistic Director and co-host of “Soul in the Park” a bi-weekly music event featuring music from around the world.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University in 1999, Maya found her way to videography through her interest in multi-media, coupled with her love of life behind the camera. Maya´s first creation, “Fonogra(Ph)x (2001), a feature-length documentary and multi-media performance on Filipino DJs and turntablism, was featured in the Northwest Asian American Film Festival in 2002. Her first short film, “to transgress: a meditation” (2006), appeared in various film festivals throughout California and abroad.

As an emerging documentary director, beginning with SMS Production´s “Building A” (2010), which is  set to screen at Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam this October 2011, she makes her narrative directorial debut with “Love Lost on the 405”, recently featured at
the Architecture and Design Museum as part of the exhibit, Rethink/LA.

Today she is working on several collaborative projects sharing unique stories about people and places throughout Los Angeles and abroad.

Bio: http://www.mayasantos.com

TRACES No. 1: YOUTH BREAK CENTER, INC. / RADIOTRON from FORM follows FUNCTION on Vimeo.

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