Maru Buendia-Senties

Maru Buendia-Senties

Director, screenwriter and visual effects supervisor in Los Angeles, California

About Maru

Maru Buendia-Senties, winner of the Cary Grant Film Award by the Princess Grace Foundation (2007), obtained her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin in December 2008 and worked for 3 years at Troublemaker Studios in the VFX Department on films like Machete, Predators, and Spy Kids 4. In 2011-2013, she worked with director Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch), Peter Landesman & producer Matt Jackson (Parkland).

Experienced production and post production coordinator, working on shows like Shipping Wars, My 600Lb Life, Top Chef Estrellas and Lucha Underground.


Through her independent company Bloodbank Productions, she has been able to showcase her award-winning films 100 Meals, La Pared, and Entre Lineas, which showcase her writing and directing as she creates stories that portray deep interpersonal connections and unique idiosyncrasies that connect us all as humans.


Name: Maru Buendia-Senties

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Visual Effects Supervisor, Post-Production Coordinator and Filmmaker

Credits

  • Lucha Underground

    Lucha Underground (2015 - 2016)
    Television by El Rey Network (Action) Post Production Coordinator Responsible for assisting Post Supervisor during the production and delivery of the show. Organizing and preparing all documents required by networks, dealing with vendors and managers, and offering additional support to Post Production team.

  • Cirque du Soleil,  Mr. Robot VR, Exxon & Target

    Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Robot VR, Exxon & Target (2016)
    Commercial by Mirada Studios Post Production Coordinator Design, VFX, Animation & VR + Interactive Responsible for assisting during the post-production process and final delivery of various ongoing projects. Organizing and preparing all materials required by clients, working closely with producers, artists, creative directors, and managing vendors, while offering additional support to Post Production team.

  • Disney Channel -Sounds of Summer

    Disney Channel -Sounds of Summer (2016)
    Commercial by Ficititous Post Production Supervisor Supervised post production of three commercials, while providing support to director and producer by overseeing the editorial team, reviews, color and sound mix session, dealing with vendors and final delivery for broadcasting.

  • Windows

    Windows (2016)
    Film (short) by Bloodbank Productions Writer & Director Two isolated women bond by sharing their lives from a distance through their apartment windows. They are blocks apart, but despite their efforts, will never meet. Two women. Two windows. Two realities.

  • 8i Inc.

    8i Inc. (2015)
    Commercial by 8i Inc. Production Coordinator Provide assistance to Executive Creative Director and Head of Production during pre-production, production and post for virtual reality shoots. Responsible for inputting invoices, handling all office paperwork, supervising PAs, planning shoots and content deliverables, as well as working closely with producers and dealing with vendors and studio managers.

  • Commercials, Branded Content, Viral & Documentaries

    Commercials, Branded Content, Viral & Documentaries (2015)
    Commercial Production Coordinator Provide assistance to Executive Producers and CEO during pre-production, production and post. Responsible for inputting invoices, handling all office paperwork, supervising PAs, as well as assisting with writing treatments, visual research, and editing.

  • Top Chef Estrellas 2

    Top Chef Estrellas 2 (2014)
    Television by Magical Elves Post Production Cooridnator

  • Marshal Law: Texas

    Marshal Law: Texas (2014)
    Television by Megalomedia Post Production Cooridnator

  • Quints by Surprise

    Quints by Surprise (2014)
    Television by Megalomedia Post Production Cooridnator

  • Bump in The Night

    Bump in The Night (2014)
    Film (short) by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director

  • Parkland

    Parkland (2013)
    Film by Playtone / Peter Landesman Assistant to Producers & On-Set VFX Coordinator

  • My 600 Lb Life

    My 600 Lb Life (2013)
    Television by Megalomedia Post Production Cooridnator

  • Half Ton Killer : Tansformed

    Half Ton Killer : Tansformed (2013)
    Television by Megalomedia Post Production Cooridnator

  • Shipping Wars

    Shipping Wars (2013)
    Television by Megalomedia Post Production Coordinator

  • Snitch

    Snitch (2012)
    Film by Exclusive Media & Participant / Ric Roman Waugh Assistant to Director

  • The Unnamed

    The Unnamed (2011)
    Film by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director

  • Spy Kids 4

    Spy Kids 4 (2011)
    Film (short) by Troublemaker Studios / Robert Rodriguez On-Set VFX Coordinator / Supervisor & 3D Post-Production Coordinator

  • Bienvenido

    Bienvenido (2010)
    Film by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director

  • Predators

    Predators (2009)
    Film by Troublemaker Studios / Robert Rodriguez On-Set VFX Assistant & 2D Compositor

  • Machete

    Machete (2009)
    Film (short) by Troublemaker Studios / Robert Rodriguez On-Set VFX Assistant & 2D Compositor

  • Entre Lineas

    Entre Lineas (2008)
    Film (short) by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director

  • La Pared

    La Pared (2007)
    Documentary by Bloodbank Productions / Maru Buendia-Senties Writer/Director

  • 100 Meals

    100 Meals (2005)
    Documentary by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director/Producer

  • The Band

    The Band (2004)
    Film (short) by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director/Producer

  • Last Interview

    Last Interview (2002)
    Film (short) by Bloodbank Productions Writer/Director

Awards

  • Best Screenwriter for Entre Lineas at BHLIFE Latina Film Festival
    (2009)

  • La Pared - Best International Short in the International Film Festival of Border Film
    (2008)

  • La Pared - Best Film and Best Director in 2nd International Shorts Festival in Chihuahua, Mex.
    (2008)

  • Awarded Cary Grant Film Award by The Princess Grace Foundation
    (2007)

  • La Pared - First place at Cibola International Film Festival
    (2007)

  • La Pared - Best Drama in Senorita Cinema Film Festival
    (2007)

  • BHLIFE winner in Best Director category
    (2007)

  • 100 meals - First Place Documentary at Combo Festival
    (2006)

  • Last Interview - First Place in Narrative at the Binational Chamizal Film Festival
    (2005)

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin
    (2005-2008)

  • The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
    (1998-2002)

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