Maya Stark is an accomplished director/editor of fiction and non-fiction films. Born and raised in Israel, she moved to New York to pursue a career in filmmaking. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Maya directed numerous short films including Sweet Lonely and Before Chaos. She also edited several feature narrative and documentary films and television projects for BBC, Sundance Channel, AZN, and Logo. Recently, Stark edited the award-winning documentary
Wings of Defeat (IDFA-First Appearance Competition, Hot Docs and numerous other festivals). In 2007, the film had a successful theatrical run in Japan and was broadcast by PBS’s Independent Lens and ARTE in Europe. Sun Kissed is Maya's first directorial feature documentary.