Creator of the Seeing Machine, Mareesa Stertz, has worked in the industry for over 12 years. Her passion for film began with a Betamax camcorder at the ripe age of six, led to a degree in Cinema at San Francisco State University, and has taken her shooting all around the world. Her primary work is shooting and hosting documentary and travel shows, as well as photography and music videos. Her great love is docu-series she's created called 'The Healing Powers' about how entheogenic plant medicine are helping heal physical, psychological, and mental traumas and issues.
Mareesa’s work has been featured by Viceland, CBS, IFC, SPIN, INDIE NATION, 60SecDocs and has been shown in numerous film festivals around the world. Clients include, Viceland, Participant Media, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, TEDX, Nylon, Ableton Live, New York Film Academy, and more.
Unique traits: Fluent in German