Award Winning Film Producer & Film Therapy Instructor
Maylen Calienes, is an award winning producer, writer, director & actor. She was raised in Miami, FL where her career began in writing, directing and acting for theatre. She later moved to Los Angeles, CA where she started filmmaking and producing. With over 20 years of experience in the film industry, Maylen started teaching at the age of 16 and has the mindset of an educator. Maylen has written, directed and produced several films which have played in some of the top film festivals. Two of the films she produced "Esta Es Tu Cuba" & "And The Brave Shall Rise" have been Academy Award Contenders. "Esta Es Tu Cuba," is the winner of a Student: Academy Award, Directors Guild Award, Emmy Award. Her award winning project "The Three Bilinguals" which she wrote, directed & produced has been recognized domestically and internationally in film festivals gaining awards and nominations for Best Comedy, Best Ensemble and Best Director.
Maylen is an advocate of diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry and founded Latino Filmmakers Network, a non profit organization, in 2015 to bring visibility, opportunity and proper representation to the Latiné community and underrepresented storytellers. Through Film Therapy she uses her education skills to help filmmakers and actors tell their stories and build characters.
Maylen co-founded Multi- Studios a long and short form content film company that specializes in commercially viable and diverse stories that have an impactful and lasting social message. "The Shadow of the Sun" their latest film is the official selection for Best International Feature Film for the 96th Academy Awards.
A 501c3 non profit organization. Film Therapy profits help run LFN and bring visibility, create opportunities and education for underrepresented storytellers. No matter your background, race or sexual orientation everyone is welcomed to join our classes and get consultation. We hope to help you bring diversity and inclusion to your film set both in front and behind the cameras.
We invite professional guests and instructors to teach our classes. If the class has a special guest or instructor students will be notified in advance via email, the instructors bio and information.