MY FIRST STREET NORTH (MyFSN) [2017]

A video loop presentation for Sake Fest 2017, an outdoor event which took place on Historic First Street North in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Produced with support from Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) and LTSC +LAB for #MyFSN, a neighborhood campaign to raise awareness and advocacy around the Historic First Street North block. For more info visit: sustainablelittletokyo.org/firststreetnorth

Director/Producer: Maya Santos; Editor: Francisco Garcia Nava

 

LGBTQ HISTORIC PLACES IN L.A. [2017]

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. is a film project that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives, and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places throughout L.A. County. The films are the Conservancy’s latest addition to our Curating the City: LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. microsite, launched in 2015. Visit the microsite: laconservancy.org/lgbtq

Released in partnership with KCET, each of the three short films showcase a different location and features on-site interviews with community members, as well as archival footage and ephemera. Each film tells part of a broad story about LGBTQ places, as well as their enduring value and increasing relevance today.

The films were made possible through funding provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

laconservancy.org/lgbtq
 

BLACK CAT [2017]

Featured on KCET LOST LA: The Black Cat: Harbinger of LGBTQ Civil Rights

Director/Producer: Maya Santos; Editor: Lakan: de Leon; Animation: Javier Barboza; DP: Mike Park

THE WOMAN'S BUILDING [2017]

Featured on KCET LOST LA: The Woman’s Building: L.A.’s “Feminist Mecca”

Director/Producer/Editor: Maya Santos; Assistant Editor: Greg Jordan; Animation: Javier Barboza; DP: Mike Park; Sound: Rani de Leon

GREAT HALL/LONG HALL [2017]

Featured on KCET LOST LA: West Hollywood's Plummer Park and Great Hall/Long Hall: Landmarks of HIV/AIDS Activism

Director/Producer: Maya Santos; Editor: Lakan de Leon; Animation: Javier Barboza; DP: Mike Park; Sound: Charles Gavero

THE FUTURE OF UNION STATION [2014]

This is an interview with Metro Deputy Executive Officer, Jenna Hornstock, at Union Station as she reveals Metro's Master Plan for Union Station as a true transportation hub and destination for all.

Shot on April 26, 2014 for the ONE DAY ON EARTH: YOUR DAY. YOUR CITY. YOUR FUTURE

FEATURED:
2014 NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL
CURBED LA

Director/Editor/DP: Maya Santos; Sound Recordist: Rani de Leon


KOFIE @CBRE [2013]

CBRE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS, 400 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

A portrait of artist, KOFIE

Read more HERE.

*Permanently installed at CBRE Global Headquarters

Director/Producer/Editor: Maya Santos; DP: Erskine Bonilla; Sound Recordist: Rani de Leon

VILLAGES IN THE CITY [2014]

Los Angeles has one of the largest collections of garden apartments in the nation. Explore three of these "villages in the city" and the fight to preserve them.

In collaboration with Los Angeles Conservancy, "Villages in the City" premiered at the Historic Wilshire Ebell Theater as part of the "We Heart Garden Apartments" Event launching the Conservancy's Garden Apartment Network initiative.

FEATURED:
2015 NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL

Director/Producer/Editor/DP: Maya Santos; Motion Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava; Sound Recordists: Joel Quizon, Henry Zavala; Original Music: Alejandro & Sara Quintanar

AN ADVOCATE STORY: Skid Row Housing Trust's Peer Advocates [2014]

Commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust, this 20-minute documentary follows the the lives of four individuals who are leaders in Trust's Peer Advocacy program in the Downtown Skid Row Community. Included in this project are two Peer Advocate profiles.

Director/Producer/Editor/2nd Camera: Maya Santos; Motion Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava; DP: Mike Park; Sound Recordists: Rani de Leon, Charles Gavero; Original Music: Alejandro & Sara Quintanar

AN ADVOCATE'S PORTRAIT : BRENT SMITH [2014]

ST. GEORGE HOTEL APARTMENTS, 115 East 3rd Street, L.A., CA 90013

A portrait of resident, Brent Smith, who is a Peer Advocate for Skid Row Housing Trust.

AN ADVOCATE'S PORTRAIT : ANTHONY HAYNES [2014]

ABBEY APARTMENTS, 625 San Pedro Street, L.A., CA 90014

A portrait of Anthony Haynes, Senior Peer Advocate for Skid Row Housing Trust.

THE COTABATO SESSION TRAILER [2014]

In collaboration with NY-based composer/percussionist, Susie Ibarra and Song of the Bird King, LLC, we were able to shoot a project honoring the traditional music of the Southern Philippines in Cotabato City, Mindanao in 2013.

THE COTABATO SESSIONS is a full length music album and 30 minute short film featuring the music legacy of one family, the Kalanduyans. The Kalanduyans are several generations of musicians from the Maguindanaon tribe in the Philippines who perform the Indigenous art form known as kulintang, gong ensemble music as well as lute string music, the kutyapi. More information HERE.

FEATURED:

2014 L.A. ASIAN PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2014 NY ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Director/Producer: Joel Quizon; Editor/DP: Maya Santos; DP: Ruelo Lozendo