Hey, I'm Maureen!

Denver, Colorado

12 years ago I joined the Peace Corps and moved to Madagascar. At the time I was a biologist, and I lived on the southwest coast of Madagascar working with a women's organization in my village and studying the impacts of climate change on the coral reef with the NGO, Reef Doctor. I saw firsthand how people were being impacted by climate change every day. It really hit me then that we all need to understand climate change as a human justice issue.

I love documentary films, and I've seen the positive impact films can have on the world. I've been developing my craft in documentary filmmaking since 2007. This film has been in my heart for most of that time, and I'm thrilled to finally be bringing it to life.

My Projects

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SPOOKABLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, LGBTQ

When a trans woman's best friend becomes a werewolf, she must enter a supernatural world within the haunted woods and fight the evil therein

100%

This project got the green light!

Give The Drummer Some

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

The life and influence of an unsung drummer named Clyde Stubblefield, who’s recordings with James Brown became a cornerstone of hip-hop.

208%

This project got the green light!

Mildly Different (last phase prod. funding)

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

A young woman on the autism spectrum who struggles with the world around her until the kindness of one person changes her life.

86%

This project got the green light!

Thriver: A Survivor Story

Orlando, Florida Film Feature
Documentary

Thriver: A Survivor Story is about a young girl with a terminal cancer who didn't truly start living until she found out she was dying.

107%

This project got the green light!

We Never Left - The Lebanese Expat Revolution Documentary

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

WE NEVER LEFT is the story of the Lebanese revolution, through the eyes and experiences of young Lebanese expats in New York.

110%

This project got the green light!

Babygirl

New York City, New York Film Short
Crime

It's 1981, Adele, a mom of two, must run a job for her husband when her day takes a turn, the only problem is... he's a mobster.

101%

This project got the green light!

Voice of Vanilla

Sambava, Madagascar Film Feature
Documentary

Although many take vanilla for granted, this difficult and dangerous crop is a lifeline out of poverty for farmers in Madagascar.

100%

This project got the green light!

Expedition Reclamation

Leavenworth, Washington Film Short
Adventure, Documentary

Embark outside with 12 Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color as they celebrate their joyful and transformative relationship to the land.

118%

This project got the green light!

Women Who Ride

Oakland, California Film Short
Documentary

WOMEN WHO RIDE is a short character-driven verité documentary about Oakland’s first Black all-women motorcycle club, D’Vious Wayz.

204%

This project got the green light!

Till Morning

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

When Julia can't pay for her tuition, she has to choose between surrendering to her conservative family and selling herself to a stranger.

123%

This project got the green light!

Circuit

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A young black teen's extraordinary fight to escape her captor who has forced her into sex slavery.

363%

This project got the green light!

I Put the Bi in Bitter

Denver, Colorado Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After coming to terms with her bisexuality, Sam attempts to now BE OUT in high school, but still struggles with constant heteronormativity.

113%

This project got the green light!

Just Us Three

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary

A single mother and her two teenage sons, all on permanent social disability, tell us the stories they tell each other to survive.

80%

This project got the green light!

Running With My Girls

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary

We can run alone but we can run further together.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Goblins' Giggle

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Comedy, Fantasy

A recent divorcee needs the help of her mom and their friend to escape the clutches of three very creepy goblins.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Great Divide

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Thriller, Western

In 1879 Colorado, a destitute ranch heiress must seek restitution by joining forces with the dangerous outlaws who murdered her father.

91%

This project got the green light!

Trace

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama, Horror

A woman preserves home videos in an obsessive attempt to bring her estranged daughter back home.

100%

This project got the green light!

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