Maru Buendia-Senties, winner of the Cary Grant Film Award by the Princess Grace Foundation, earned her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. Her strong post production and visual effects background led to her collaborations with Robert Rodriguez at Troublemaker Studios; Mirada Studios, company created by Guillermo del Toro; and Pixomondo, visual effects company for Game of Thrones.
Over 12 years experience working in production, post production and VFX Production Management on Sony, Screen Gems and Annapurna feature films, shows like Shipping Wars, Lucha Underground, Shark Tank, MTV, Disney Channel, TNT & FOX Network , and commercials for Facebook, AT&T, Target and VR experiences. Currently, freelancing for Amazon Studios on US Originals and LATAM projects.
Honored to be part of NALIP: Latino Lens Narrative Incubator 2016 with her most recent SciFi short film Windows and selected as part of 2016 NYFF: Film Society of Lincoln Center Artist Academy.
Through her independent company Bloodbank Productions, she has been able to showcase her award-winning films Last Interview,100 Meals, La Pared, Entre Lineas, Bump in The Night & Windows, which showcase her writing and directing as she creates stories that portray deep interpersonal connections and unique idiosyncrasies, while exploring our deepest fears, pushing boundaries and approaching universal themes like identity, belonging, and solitude.