Maya Gallus is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose work screens at festivals worldwide. She has written and directed 11 films, many award-winning, including Derby Crazy Love; The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche; Dish-Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service; Girl Inside; Punch Like A Girl; Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality and Elizabeth Smart: On The Side of the Angels. She formed Red Queen Productions with Justine Pimlott in 2002, to create cutting edge films about women, social issues and the arts, and is currently developing feature length narrative as well as documentary films.

Gallus was honoured with a retrospective at the 2017 HotDocs Festival.