Maya Gallusís provocative feature-length documentary Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997 and screened at international festivals including the Melbourne Film Festival, MostraRIO, Rio de Janeiro, the Feminale Festival in Germany, the Fetisch Film Festival in France, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles Out Fest, and many others. Erotica played theatrically in Toronto, San Francisco, San Sebastian and Tokyo and was broadcast in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Eroticawas nominated for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 1997 Genie Awards and Best Arts documentary at the 1998 Hot Docs.
Her first film, the award-winning documentary Elizabeth Smart: On The Side of the Angels in 1991, which she directed, wrote and co-produced, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, then screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Canada House, UK, and other festivals. On The Side of the Angels won Best Production of the Festival, Best Documentary and Best Editing at the 1991 Yorkton Golden Sheaf Awards, as well as Best Narration at the 1991 Atlantic Film Festival. On The Side of the Angels was nominated for Best Direction at the 1992 Gemini Awards and has been broadcast in Canada and internationally.
In 2002, Maya Gallus formed Red Queen Productions with her partner Justine Pimlott. Together they created, produced and directed Punch Like A Girl, the critically acclaimed six part reality series on amateur womenís boxing. Punch Like A Girl was broadcast in Canada and the U.S. and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Direction in 2003.
In 2005, Maya Gallus wrote and produced Fag Hags: Women Who Love Gay Men, directed by Justine Pimlott, which won the audience award at the 2005 Inside Out Film Festival and Best Canadian Film at the 2006 Reel Out Film Festival. The film has since played at NewFest, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film festival, San Franciscoís Frameline, among others and has been broadcast in Canada and internationally.
Her most recent film, the feature-length documentary, GIRL INSIDE, premiered at Hot Docs, played at DOXA in Vancouver, and New Fest in New York, and is scheduled for screening at Frameline, San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. She is currently developing feature documentaries and narrative fiction films. (10/07)
A film by Maya Gallus, 2010, 58 min., Color
Why do women bring your food at local diners, while in high-end establishments waiters are almost always men? DISH, by Maya Gallus, whose acclaimed
A film by Maya Gallus. Produced by Justine Pimlott and Maya Gallus, 2007, 70 min., Color
Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE is a beautiful film that tracks her emot...