Review by Sandy Rakka
Maya, is a feature horror Sci-Fi film and it’s a story about a blonde lady who’s a shape shifting soul collector seeks to lead a group of unsuspecting non-believers into the afterlife with a flashback for each one of the hikers in shape of bloody nightmares. As space and time become a blurred mirror of reality, Maya’s mysterious abilities take on a dark and ominous tone, fear becomes the only key to salvation. For this group of unsuspecting victims, their deepest terror becomes their only way out.
Maya is written, directed Paul C Hemmes.
With the appearances of an outstanding actors such as
Seth Gandrud, Jennifer Scott, Victoria Paege , Brinke Stevens and the amazing Denita Williams-Trigg
Maya, a shape shifting soul collector seeks to lead a group of unsuspecting non-believers into the afterlife. As space and time become a blurred mirror of reality and Maya’s mysterious abilities take on a dark and ominous tone, fear becomes the only key to salvation. For this group of unsuspecting victims, their deepest terror becomes their only way out
Director Biography – Paul C Hemmes
Paul C. Hemmes, an accomplished producer, director, and writer, has over 25 years of experience in the film industry.
He has been intimately involved in virtually all aspects of filmmaking from story development to post-production management. Despite his lifelong passion for the craft though, the path to his current success was not always an easy one.
Born in Staten Island, New York, Paul displays a definite east coast bent in his personality. His biting sense of humor with the occasional rough edge is paired with a compassionate heart and strong work ethic that he is willing to deploy selflessly. Strong leadership abilities and excellent problem-solving skills have enabled him to elevate to the title of executive producer on his two most recent films. Maya, a passion project where he filled nearly every significant position, and Eyes Upon Waking, where he served as an executive producer along with an impressive variety of positions from administrative to technical.
Known for his flexibility, creativity, and intuition, Paul has learned to tackle big-budget films and small independent productions alike. His reputation for being a “Jack of all trades” is derived from an intense curiosity, not only with different varieties of artistic disciplines, but also a keen interest in the world, culture, history, and humanity around him.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking with a significant focus on business, Paul started his own film/video company right out of school. By creating industrial, training, and safety films, he was able to finance his passion in the form of his own artistic films. However, despite a relatively successful run, the technology began to switch from analog to digital. While adapting to this new technology, Paul turned his attention to sound and light engineering for local bands and events. It was a worthwhile experience, providing valuable insight into the sound and audio skill set that every quality filmmaker should possess.
Then following several years of study, Paul completely reinvented himself with a master’s degree in computer information systems. Here he began to adapt his new knowledge to filmmaking, teaching himself enough of the software required to begin producing micro budget films.
Several years later, he moved on to increasingly higher budget films and more formalized styles of filmmaking. Paul has always believed that there is as much to learn from bad films as there is from good ones and has an appreciation for them all equally. Usually, filmmakers do not have the resources needed to work optimally. Improvisation, therefore, is critical to success at all levels of filmmaking.
Paul’s approach to both life and work is that he’s at his best when all seems lost. He has always proven himself to be a crisis guy, and when it comes to getting the job done, only a “Jack of all trades” will have the dexterity, imagination, and work ethic to make the impossible happen. With his wealth of experience and unique skill set, Paul is poised to continue making a significant impact in the film industry for years to come.