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Maria Layus on David Luepschen set
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Maria Layus

Curious Observer Listener Creative Maker Funny Smart Driven Optimistic Loyal Pragmatic Analytical

Adaptable award-winning director and writer-producer with a proven track record for formulating ideas and turning them into polished, successful campaigns and original content for both linear and non-linear platforms.

I can work both as a one-woman band and managing interdisciplinary teams and crews.

I thrive with everything involving creative thinking and storytelling, from chasing rock bands for non-scripted content to launching new properties and branding campaigns in Latin America for Cartoon Network. 


In the middle?  Hundreds of promos, digital content, short films, interviews, and a couple of after-hours.

Fluent in four languages, I've written scripts and led projects at Cartoon Network Latin America for the past twelve years in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. ......all while confusing bystanders with my non-descriptive accent.

2023 is a year of change, and I'm happy to start a new cycle as a freelance creative, writer, and executive producer.

Do you have a story you want to develop and turn into a series or film? 

A great product that needs a cohesive, attention-grabbing umbrella concept to be able to be executed in a multiplatform campaign? I'm here for you!

Check out some pretty cool projects and campaigns I've worked on here.


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