Maia Krall Fry

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Maia Krall Fry
Guardian Event Story of our Landscapes.jpg
Born November 1992 (age 24)
London, England
Occupation Director/Producer
Years active 2011–present

Maia Krall Fry is documentary and fiction film director.[1] After gaining recognition[2] for directing the feature film Ebony Road,[3][4] Maia went on to direct the short film Six Degrees produced by Steel Mill Pictures. Her style focuses heavily on sharing nature, science, and evocative human stories in a poetic and lyrical way.

Films have been screened nationwide at festivals, including multiple times at the BFI, and have been supported by Film 4, the Guardian, Oxford University Press, BBC Scotland, and Stephen Fry. Forthcoming projects include the 2015 web-series Wilder, profiling people who have a strong interaction with nature.

Career[edit]

Maia’s most recognized work is the award-winning feature film Ebony Road which was highly commended by industry professionals and won the award for Best Drama at the prestigious 2011 Portobello Film Festival Grand Awards Ceremony. It has since screened at many festivals and venues including at the British Film Institute and Maia here took part in a Q&A at the 5th BFI Future Film Festival on 'How to make your first feature'.

Maia immediately went on to direct the short film Six Degrees on behalf of Steel Mill Pictures and the Hep C Trust. Six Degrees premiered at the 2011 V Festival, won the Choose Life Film Competition, and stars Sam Spruell, Georgia Groome, Sam Spruell, and Laura Aikman & Paul Andrew Williams.

Fiction directing work includes multi award-winning short film Sunder which screened at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and the BFI Imax; the charity single by The Other Guys (University of St Andrews) in aid of Breast Cancer Care which became popular on YouTube; and short film Witches for the Film 4 Scene Stealers competition made the shortlist of the top 30 from the 500 entrants with judges including Anna Higgs, Joe Cornish, Asif Kapadia and Lone Scherfig.

Documentaries include a short which was one of four live finalists in a nationwide film competition run by the Guardian and Oxford University Press after a round of global online voting, and several upcoming independent documentary projects. At the Guardian event, she held a talk titled Story of our Landscapes In 2015, Maia graduated with a First Class degree in Geology from the University of St Andrews where she held a Ted X talk titled How the Earth Shapes Us.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Format Notes
2011 Ebony Road Feature Premiered at the Grand Opening of the Portobello Film Festival 2011
WON Best Drama at Portobello Film Festival
Six Degrees Short Premiered at the 2011 V Festival

WON Choose Life Film Award

2012 Sunder Short Screened at 2012 London BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
WON Best Film/Audience Award at BFI Imax Cinematique! Film Festival
WON Best Film at 60 Hour Film Blitz

WON Audience Choice Award at 60 Hour Film Blitz

Witches Short Nominated as Best Film in the 2012 Film 4 Scene Stealers Competition.
2013 Wolf Bite Short WON Best Film at 60 Hour Film Blitz
2015 Wilder Documentary Series www.wilderdocs.com

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
Film 4 Scene Stealers Competition 2012 (Director) Nominated Witches
BFI Imax Cinematique Film Festival 2012 Best Film/Audience Award (Director) Won Sunder
60 Hour Film Festival 2012 Best Film (Director) Won Sunder
60 Hour Film Festival 2012 Audience Choice Award (Director) Won Sunder
Portobello Film Festival Grand Awards Ceremony 2011 Best Drama (Director) Won Ebony Road
Choose Life Film Competition 2011 (Director) Won Six Degrees

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kate (16 November 2010). "maia krall fry: actor, director, sixth former". i am not a celebrity. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Helen (9 September 2010). "Introducing Maia Krall Fry". Femalefirst.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Free Movie Videos, Movie Trailers, Film Trailers, Interviews and Gossip". Nme.Com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Helen (9 December 2010). "Ebony Road Trailer | Female First Blog". Femalefirst.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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