Palomino Productions/Eve A. Ma media
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz, a feature-length documentary filmed in Peru and the USA, will screen on May 2, 2015, in Cannes (France) in the Festival International du Film PanAfricain.
Filmmaker Eve A. Ma: Director's Statement
I want my media to reveal the beauty of other cultures. I’d like everyone to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
What people say about Ma’s work
"Wow! We stumbled on your show Saturday night and were knocked over….. wonderful…."
--Greg and Gabriela McVicar (Walnut Creek, CA.)
--Brad Eden, EMRO (Edu. Media Reviews On-line)
"…visually pleasing, informative, and entertaining…"
--J. Reed, Video Librarian (WA)
"[C]onstructed simply and elegantly….fascinating…."
--Prof. Umi Vaughan, Cal. State University, Monterey Bay
Eve A. Ma, PRODUCER-DIRECTOR
As an independent filmmaker, Eve A. Ma focuses on her passion for communicating across boundaries -- ethnic, cultural, national, economic. She is also informed by her earlier careers as a history professor and administrator of a cultural organization, but mostly by her deep love of music, dance, and other arts; and fascination with imagery and sound. She derives further inspiration from her world travels, her love of languages, and her own music and dance studies.
Ma’s award-winning work has screened in film festivals in the United States and Europe, and aired over PBS and other stations in the United States and in Spain. She produces, directs and writes, and sometimes appears in front of the camera. In terms of genres, she creates dramatic narratives, documentary films and experimental shorts. All are available in English and several are also available in Spanish. She films and produces both in Spain and the United States.
Antonio de la Malena: Asso. Producer-Director
Antonio de la Malena joined us in 2012 as our principal associate in Spain. A professional flamenco cantaor (singer) since childhood, he has also been artistic director for many major flamenco stage productions, most particularly in association with the company Jerez Puro. He developed an interest in film in the early 2000s and since that time, has acted as assistant to the producer-director in several of our works.
De la Malena and Eve A. Ma are co-directing our current documentary project, "Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile," and de la Malena stars in Ma's recently released feature-length drama, "Domino: Caught in the Crisis." In addition, he produced and directed his own experimental short which appeared in the Festival de Cortometrajes de Jerez.