Hey, I'm Maria!

San Francisco, California

Hello! I'm a San Francisco filmmaker and owner/operator of MBreauxsia Films. I was a contributing cinematographer on 99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and is distributed by Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth).

 

My short film set during the 1980s Salvadoran Civil War, Lucha, won the Frameline33 Audience Award for Best Short, was nominated for an Iris Prize, and is distributed by Peccadillo Pictures. My feature Mother Country premiered at the American Black Film Festival and won a Silver Remi at WorldFest Houston.

 

Before making movies, I was a solo and sketch comedy performer, acting in such San Francisco venues as Theatre Rhinoceros, Victoria Theatre, Luna Sea, Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, Climate Theatre, and Build. I received a Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund grant for The Mark Ten's Fantastic Parade, an original, full-length play produced by Boxcar Theatre, which I wrote and created original music for.

 

Outside of my film work, I've held roles as manager, technical writer, and copywriter for over 20 years at Bay Area companies and institutions including Stanford University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Genentech, Proxicom, goBalto, and Marin Software. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from San Francisco State University.

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Malmö, Sweden Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about family love, divorce, and fear of change - from a five-year-old's perspective.

138%

This project got the green light!

Good Chemistry

Portland, Oregon Film Short
Comedy, Science

An 80s homage for the 21st Century: Two science majors left alone on campus for Thanksgiving discover a place where they belong.

93%

This project got the green light!

ROGUE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A rebellious teenager must defy her traditional Iranian father in order to be taken seriously as a drummer in the 1980s East Bay punk scene.

101%

This project got the green light!

Vulveeta: The Music Continues

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Comedy, Music

Grrrilda Beausoleil’s turning 50, and all she wants is a reunion with her 1990s riot grrrl band—the one she abandoned 20 years ago.

104%

This project got the green light!

Vanilla Milkshake

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

With the help of a “true love" token a hopeless romantic will meet a skeptical waitress who will make her question her faith in the device.

106%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge, Massachusetts Film Feature
Documentary

"The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything."

100%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

META

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A transboy who unexpectedly gets his period on prom night, and the violent transformation that transpires after.

113%

This project got the green light!

Flock

Bar Harbor, Maine Film Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

Flock is a trans-created dramatic thriller about a man traveling to Maine to rescue his lover from a lethal cult.

93%

This project got the green light!

The Whistle - 70s & 80s lesbian youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

We didn't all know each other, but we knew how to find each other.

102%

This project got the green light!

The LatinXpert

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, News

The LatinXpert is a web series focused on uplifting and empowering the Latinx community in the U.S. through laughter, information & a little

103%

This project got the green light!

Nice Tan

San Francisco, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.

107%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette, Louisiana Film Feature
Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.

102%

This project got the green light!

Looking for Leia

San Francisco, California Series
Documentary, Sci-Fi

A joyous gender justice project about the women of Star Wars fandom

122%

This project got the green light!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.

113%

This project got the green light!

COLOURING BOOK PRODUCTIONS

Rochester, New York Company
Documentary

Colouring Book Productions uses storytelling to make diversity normal. Help us "colour" outside of the lines.

80%

This project got the green light!

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