Maya Korn is a lover of the strange and unusual. She became interested in film at a young age, watching Spielberg’s E.T. and Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands on repeat.
Her UK company is dedicated to showcasing up-and-coming creative talent in a variety of macabre, immersive, experiential events.
To date, she has produced three short films, Sweet Death (2007) by Maya Korn; Death Wish (2016) by Maya Korn; and Expiration (2016) by Korn.
She has also produced three site specific theatre festivals, One of Us: Whitechapel (2013), One of Us: The Chapel (2014), One of Us: House on Haunted Hill (2015), as well as the one-off An Xmas Carol for Misfits (2014) by Courtney Ulrich, presented at the St Paul’s Lutheran Church Theatre, Williamsburg.
Before turning her attention to producing, Maya worked in marketing and distribution at The Weinstein Company on The Master (2012), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Fruitvale Station (2013); in marketing at Pathe Productions on the UK releases of Trance (2014) and I’m So Excited (2014); at BBC America on the release of Orphan Black Season 2 (2014); and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on the 52nd New York Film Festival.
She also gained extensive experience in documentary sales while working at Submarine Entertainment/Deluxe on titles such as Polanski’s Weekend of a Champion (2013) and Dior and I (2013).
In 2015, she spent time in London at publicity houses Organic PR and DDA Consulting, where she worked on the House of Cards Season 3 premiere (2105), Insurgent (2015), Listen to Me Marlon (2015), and the Montage of Heck (2015), among others.
Maya Korn holds an MA in Film Theory from Kings College London and a BA in English Literature from the University of Leeds. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Film Producing from Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts.