Actress Talita Maia Hits the Festival Circuit With Her Directorial Debut
Already accepted into seven festivals, including LA Shorts International, Fort Lauderdale International, La Femme, among others, the film TEMPEST DESERT delves into the multiple facets of life in Los Angeles,
By: citrino productions
Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 2020- The short film Tempest Desert by Talita Maia, first time Latina filmmaker, heads towards another festival and hopefully another win. The movie stars Evan Williams of Versailles and the upcoming Netflix film by Andrew Dominik's BLONDE, co-stars alongside Talita in a stunning performance all around. Tempest Desert has been Officially Selected in 6 well-known festivals: Fort Lauderdale International film festival 2020 and La femme International Film Festival 2020, just to name a few, and will screen at LA Shorts international in 2021.
The film covers the duality of the opportunistic and shallow culture of Los Angeles and the allure and entrance that the city subsumes. The film cast: Evan Williams (Versailles), Talita Maia (He's Watching), Idalia Valles (Queen of the South), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game, The Red Road), among others.
Talita, who dropped her job as a Junior Account Executive at a multinational advertising agency in Brazil is pursuing her dreams as an hauteur Actress, Director, Writer, Producer in Los Angeles. Realizing that moving from all she knew would be hard she never realized that out of her struggles it would lead to art.
Talita, is an advocate for minorities, diversity and inclusion, she wanted to make sure her cast and crew were diverse with member of many different communities .
"A wonderful short that shows life in all its good and bad" LA Femme International Film Festival
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Talita's company, Citrino Productions, is currently screening at festivals world-wide Tempest Desert the short, which serves as a proof of concept for the long form feature under the same name. Other projects are in the works including two TV shows and a feature film.
You can follow the film or Talita's next steps at @talitamaia and @citrino_productionson on IG and