Maya Bastian is one of 5 diverse participants chosen out of hundreds of applicants for the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award presented by the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.
The awards were created to help emerging and mid-level screenwriters from diverse backgrounds attend the 2017 Toronto Screenwriting Conference. This opportunity will give bursary recipients the opportunity to expand their network, sharpen their professional skills, work with established screenwriting professionals and producers, all with an aim at bringing new perspectives to Canada’s creative industries.
The program is currently helping Maya develop her feature directorial debut ‘Red Tide’.
‘Everyone Deserves a Home’ is a companion video piece to the Parkdale Rooming House Study. Due to rising rents and gentrification, more than 800 people are currently at risk of losing their homes. We spent several months getting to know one of these tenants and the resulting piece is this short documentary. Featured on City TV, the Toronto Star and Now Magazine.
The Post-Memory series has been invited to exhibit at Edinburgh Fringe 2017!
An amalgamation of journalistic outtakes, home movies, newsreel and vintage video, Post-Memory is about how we access memories, both ours and those of our ancestors.
Watch it here:
What’s Happening at Standing Rock is Not a Protest, It’s a War November 1, 2016