Maria Breaux

Maria Breaux is a San Francisco filmmaker and owner/operator of MBreauxsia Films. She was a contributing cinematographer on 99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and is distributed by Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth). Her short film set during the 1980s Salvadoran Civil War, Lucha, won the Frameline33 Audience Award for Best Short, was nominated for an Iris Prize, and is distributed by Peccadillo Pictures and Frameline. Her feature Mother Country premiered at the American Black Film Festival and won a Silver Remi at WorldFest Houston. Before making movies, Maria was a solo and sketch comedy performer in San Francisco during the 1990s, acting in venues including Theatre Rhinoceros, Josie’s Cabaret and Juice Joint, Victoria Theatre, Luna Sea, Climate Theatre, and Build. She received a Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund grant for The Mark Ten’s Fantastic Parade, an original, full-length play produced by Boxcar Theatre, which she wrote and also created and produced original music for. Outside of her film work, Maria has held roles as manager, technical writer, and copywriter for over 20 years at Bay Area companies and institutions including Stanford University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Genentech, Proxicom, goBalto, Marin Software, Singular, and Pinterest. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from San Francisco State University.