Maria Mealla is a Bolivian filmmaker based out of San Francisco, California. She ventured into movie-making in 2010, telling stories with talented filmmakers under the production name "Sad Clown Films". She has since written, produced and directed feature film Women and Cigarettes, a collection of romantic short films titled Business Affairs, and a handful of short films portraying lower-middle class milennials. Maria is currently working on her next feature film, Bring me an Avocado, a drama that follows a family in the aftermath of gun violence. She is an active member of Scary Cow, a Bay Area film co-op that allows filmmakers to share their skills to complete passion projects through work-trade, and the chapter head of the SF Cinefemme Director's Collective. Her favorite foods are hotdogs and mashed potatoes and she is of average height.