Maggie Contreras
Maggie contreras

Maggie has been producing documentaries for many years and in 2023 made her directorial debut. Maestra follows five internationally-based women as they prepare for and perform in ‘La Maestra’—the only competition in the world for female orchestra conductors. Personal stories of survival, passion and perseverance are woven together with the drama and excitement of this one-of-a-kind event created to break yet another glass ceiling for women. Maestra had its world premiere in competition at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival where it won an audience award. Previously, she was the producer behind documentary films tackling a wide range of topics, from comics to solar energy. Jonathan Scott's Power Trip (PBS Independent Lens ‘20) is the titular HGTV celebrity and activist's journey across the USA to examine the antiquated utility monopoly system and how solar holds the key to energy freedom. In 2017, Gilbert also premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by Gravitas Ventures with exclusive SVOD on Hulu. Her work has been seen on AMC, NFL and Quibi. Whether it’s working with brands or in the field on her next film, Maggie is fueled by the power of true stories.