Maya Rose Dittloff (ǔkkayǔ”kwīyinnimǎakii/Many Pipes Woman)  is a queer writer and director from the Starr School region of the Blackfeet Nation. She was most recently a writer on an upcoming Netflix series. Prior to that, she was a Staff Writer on the AMC/AMC+ Western noir psychological thriller series DARK WINDS; based on the iconic book series by Tony Hillerman. Additionally, Maya has projects across development stages and across studios and companies. Her script, SWEETNESS OF THE BLOOD, was a pick of the 2022 Indigenous List (co-presented by the Black List, Sundance Institute, and Illuminative). In the past, Maya was also selected as a fellow with the 2022 Tribeca + CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program, the LA Skins Fest Feature Writing Lab, the Native American Media Alliance Showrunner Program, and the Native American Arts and Culture Foundation LIFT Program. 

Maya has prioritized the pursuit of an activism and entertainment career simultaneously. She has been involved nationwide in advocating for Indigenous issues while serving as an Ambassador to the American Indian College Fund, as well as Jr. Board Member for the Racial Justice and Indigenous Rights Committee for Young Entertainment Activists (YEA). In 2019, she was honored by the Sovereign Bodies Institute with their Emerging Leader award and has gone on to work with tribal communities on television and media projects. She has been deeply invested in sculpting pathways and protocols for engaging in projects with Native communities that are ethical and advance narrative change.
Maya's List of Perfect Movies:
1. Moonlight (2016)
2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
4. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
5. Boy (2010)
6. Moulin Rouge (2001)
7. The Handmaiden (2016)
8. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
9. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
10. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
11. Y Tú Mama También (2001)
12. The Witch (2015)
13. Harlan County, USA (1976)

Resources for Indigenous Education and Equity in Film and Media
Tracy Kopulsky - Grandview

TV Agent
Rukayat Giwa - CAA