Maria Mealla is a Bolivian filmmaker based out of San Francisco, California. She founded Sad Clown Films in 2010, and has since written, produced and directed the feature film Women and Cigarettes, a collection of romantic short films such as “Business Affairs”, and the web series “The Push Hard Inn”. Her latest film Bring Me an Avocado was released in early 2019. She is the audience winner of the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival and narrative film winner for the Covellite International Film Festival.
Maria is the chapter leader of the SF Cinefemme Director's Collective. When she's not working on narrative films, she freelances as a video producer/editor throughout the Bay Area.