It’s been awhile since we had you in the magazine.. what have you been up to?
Hey, I have been busy building my film and acting career. About a year ago I began theater acting professionally and transitioned into film. Since then I have performed in and produced multiple movies and shows. I am currently moving to Los Angeles where most of my work has been. My movie Playing with Dolls Havoc with Director Rene Perez released this summer, it is a horror movie. I specialize in horror and thrillers. I have also worked for Hewes Pictures, a film distribution company. In a year I have learned the ins and outs of this industry.
How did you get into producing films?
I wanted to boost my acting career and create roles for myself that no one else would. I also wanted to learn the business side of things, not just the art. Rene Perez encouraged me to produce the movie IT HUNGERS.
Who is your favorite producer?
Producer? Well, most actors don’t associate with the producer, I think you mean director. My favorite would be Rene Perez because he cares about lighting me perfectly, he won’t let me stop until my take is perfect and he pushes me super hard. He is really tough on me but it makes me a great actor.
What is the biggest hurdle being a woman / acting / producing?
Having men respect you and take you seriously. It’s difficult to be 22 and a woman and boss around 40-year-old men, but I do. It’s all about how you carry yourself and once you prove you know what you’re doing they listen. As an actress with my sexual look, many assume I am not talented or lack work ethic. I prove that to be false as soon as they see my reel, credits and watch me perform.
How do you stay inspired when you think different ideas or connections won’t work?
I inspire myself, I have a wild imagination. I have no problem trying new methods to achieve a goal, I make constant mistakes and learn from them.
What’s the biggest city you want to produce in?
It’s not about the city, it’s about the artist behind the camera. Something like state or country isn’t relevant to me. I care about my team.
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
Don’t have one. I just like going new places, Right now I’m in Arizona and excited because I’ve never been …Its really hot and dull, but being here is still an adventure. Next stop is Utah. First time there as well.
What turns you on about a man?
I love masculine men. Blue collar, works with his hands, very strong and carries all the groceries…lol
Would you talk to someone in the industry or do you want someone outside of the industry?
I am married and he is not in the industry. Would never date inside the business, I need stability.
Tell us about your management company? Many models look forward to a backing, but few land it. How did you do it?
I don’t have a manager or management company, I have an agency. Completely different and it’s for acting not modeling. It requires talent, credits, social media following, being personable, looks and work ethic. Right now I am with Metropolis Artists Agency NYC.
How can we follow you online?
Follow me at @Stormimaya on Instagram and Twitter
Stormi Maya on Facebook
Before we let you go, tell us about your current projects.
CREEPY CHRONICLES director Josh Hodgins, its a horror tv series kinda like Tales from the Crypt.I play Bridgette on episode 3 “pool party “. Coming soon.
PLAYING With Dolls Havoc director Rene Perez now available, video on demand. Pwdhavoc.com . A movie that follows a murderous psychopath who kills for fun. I play Annabelle. This was my start in horror.
The Price of Silence director Tony Germinario. A featured film, After the death of her father, a troubled woman returns home to confront her family who paid for her silence. I am Jonni, a lesbian lover to the lead.
Butterfly Chaser is a sci-fi featured film directed by Princeton Holt. I am Quinn a robotic human companion. The film is set in the future where humans no longer need each other for companionship.
Satanic Mingle directed by Chris Marciante. A horror comedy short film. I am a sacrifice in this twisted tale.
It Hungers directed by Rene Perez and produced by myself. Another horror feature film. I play Rachel who must escape a cannibalistic monster.
Cattle is a short film produced by myself and directed by Vincent Veloso. A sci-fi film that focuses on the reptilian rules over humanity.
There are many more films as well!