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Maya Gallus at Hot Docs 2018. Photo © 2018 by Ralph Lucas.

Maya Gallus pictured at the media launch of Hot Docs 2018 talking about her film The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, which had its World premiere at the festival in April 2018. Gallus won a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Documentary for her feature-length film, Girl Inside. The film premiered at Hot Docs, launched the 2007 season of The View From Here on TVO and played at festivals worldwide. Her provocative feature-length documentary Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for a Genie for Best Feature-Length Documentary and for Best Arts Documentary at Hot Docs. The film screened theatrically in Toronto, San Francisco, San Sebastian and Tokyo and was broadcast in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Her first film, Elizabeth Smart: On The Side of the Angels, which she co-produced, directed and wrote, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Canada House – UK, Festival des Films Sur L’Art, and others. On The Side of the Angels won Best Production of the Festival, Best Documentary and Best Editing at the Yorkton Golden Sheaf Awards, as well as Best Narration at the Atlantic Film Festival and was nominated for a Gemini for Best Direction. Other credits include the critically acclaimed six part series Punch Like a Girl, for which she and co-director/co-producer Justine Pimlott received two Gemini Nominations for Best Direction In A Documentary Series.


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of the Angels (1991)
The Very Dead of Winter (1993)
Barbara Ann Scott: Queen of the Blades (1997)
Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality (1997)
A Tale of Two Sisters (1997)
Full Circle: The Untold Story of the Dionne Quintuplets (1998)


Girl Inside (2007)
Punch Like a Girl (co-director with Justine Pimlott, TV-2008)

Dish-Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service (2010)
The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche (2012)
Derby Crazy Love (2013)
The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (2017)


TV Series:
Leaders in the Field (co-director, 2003)
The Best and the Brightest (co-director, 2003)