Today I have the pleasure of introducing Jonas Mayabb, who has attended the Young Director Award for the past two years and received the first and second prizes in the Non European Film School category in 2007 :
What motivated you to participate in the Young Director Award?
I was told it was a prestigious award with great exposure to the professional world. So obviously I had to enter.
How did you find the whole process?
I live in LA so I couldn’t afford to get to CANNES, but I did receive plenty of emails from industry professionals interested in my work. All of whom were a pleasure to talk to.
Did you benefit from the event?
Absolutely, I received an offer from someone who saw my work at the YDA. A job is a job and I’ll take it.
What are you doing now?
Like everyone, I’m looking to work on something creative. I have signed with Black Lake and I’ve just started my own company with the extremely talented and veteran director Mike Berkofsky. We are calling it Kompany.tv. I love this partnership and know we both will do great things.
Check out his work:
And for more information: www.mayabb.com