June 11, 2021
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Project Forte: Cal Woodruff

  This week’s Project Forte continues a celebratory Pride Month with Calvin Woodruff (he/they), an editor and camera assistant currently living and working in Philadelphia.  Our […]
June 4, 2021
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Project Forte: Aly Spengler

  Aly Spengler (she/they) is a Philadelphia-based Director of Photography, MoVI Pro Operator, and Post-Production Editor. They have led full-scale departments and used their skills, technical […]
May 28, 2021
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Project Forte: Mel Soria

  Mel Soria (he/him) is a two-time VMA winning director now living and working outside Philadelphia.  He cut his teeth in Hollywood, assisting directly to filmmakers […]
May 21, 2021
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Project Forte: Jason Chew

  Jason Chew (he/him) is a Director of Photography from Brooklyn, New York who studied at Carnegie Mellon and NYU, completing a Master of Fine Arts […]
May 14, 2021
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Project Forte: Erik Lu

One goal within the Project Forte initiative is to cut through the noise of the status quo, amplifying the voices of creatives within our industry who […]
May 7, 2021
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Project Forte: Ryan Sun

  Ryan Sun (he/him) is a post-producer for AlkemyX in Philadelphia and has a rounded portfolio, breaching almost every skill in the industry.  This week through […]
April 30, 2021
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Project Forte: Hillary Hanak

Hillary Hanak (she/her) is a seasoned cinematographer from West Chester, PA, who cut her teeth in the competitive Los Angeles scene before settling back into the […]
April 23, 2021
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Project Forte: Steve Nguyen

Project Forte is an original series of interviews presented by Maestro Filmworks and hosted by Executive Producer, Kris Mendoza.  These conversations work to amplify marginalized voices […]
April 19, 2021
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We’re Hiring!

Maestro is looking for some creative and driven individuals to join our team. If you are interested in any of the below positions, please click through […]
April 19, 2021
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Maestro Careers: Writer

Are you looking for a production company to which to bring your talents? We’re in search of a Wrier to join our production team. See the […]
December 25, 2019
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“Odessa is Watching” – Happy Holidays from Maestro Filmworks

This holiday season, our team decided to create a special edition of our Long Story Shorts initiative as our holiday greeting. We decided to take a […]
July 30, 2018
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Long Story Shorts: Mind’s Eye

  This month’s edition of Long Story Shorts transcended the impalpable wall that separates actuality from reality.  What does that mean?  Considering the need for representation […]
August 29, 2017
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Nearing the finish line for “Americano”

For those of you that have been following the production of our short political thriller we’ve produced with Consurgo Films, we’re excited to announce that we […]
July 11, 2017
Meet Our Summer Interns

Meet our Summer Interns!

(Photos: Anjelika Rivera, Maestro Filmworks) Meet our Summer 2017 Interns! Or as they’ve currently named themselves “Working Title Pictures” for the summer. Eurica (Temple University), Joey […]
April 24, 2017
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Filming “Americano,” the story of an unlikely patriot.

Written by Maddie Allard. Photos by Max Grudzinski. Maestro Filmworks is excited to be producing the short narrative film, Americano. Teaming up with the Philly-native writer […]
October 12, 2016
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FIMRC: Project Cavite

We are super excited to share a short film that we just wrapped on, entitled Project Cavite. Our Executive Producer & Founder, Kris Mendoza, documented his […]
January 11, 2016
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Maestro Filmworks 2015 Reel

2015 was a great year for Maestro Filmworks! It was our first full year at our new office and production space in the heart of Northern […]
March 23, 2015
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Short Corporate film: Deloitte Global CEO 2015 Annual Message

We recently wrapped on a fun short film for Deloitte at the beginning of the year. The Deloitte team wanted to stray away from a teleprompter […]