Maya Rose Dittloff (ǔkkayǔ”kwīyinnimǎakii/Many Pipes Woman) is a queer Mandan, Hidatsa, and Blackfeet writer, director, and producer. Maya has worked as a staff writer for AMC/AMC+, as well as served as a fellow with the LA Skins Fest Feature Writing Lab, Native American Media Alliance Showrunner Program, and the Native American Arts and Culture Foundation LIFT Program. Her other accolades include the 2022 Indigenous List (co-presented by the Black List, Sundance Institute, and Illuminative) as well as the 2022 Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.
Beyond filmmaking pursuits, she has long been involved both locally and nationally in Indigenous Rights activism. Currently, Maya is currently a Founding Board Member for Young Entertainment Activists as well as an ongoing contributor on Indigenous inclusion for Free the Work.
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)
WRITTEN BY MAYA:
Resources for Indigenous Education and Equity in Film and Media
Free the Work: Must-Know Indigenous Creator Collectives & Platforms
Free the Work: Two-Spirit / LGBTQ Natives in Film (compiled playlist)
Salon: "Empowering "Dark Winds" Navajo women: 'As Native people, our continuing existence is a radical act'"
Native News Viewpoint: #5QuestionsWith: Native writer, director, and producer Maya Rose Dittloff
Tracy Kopulsky - Grandview
Rukayat Giwa - CAA