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.

Able to work both as a one-woman band or managing interdisciplinary teams and crews. I love all that involves creative thinking and storytelling. From chasing rock bands to launching Powerpuff girls 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 been writing scripts and leading projects at Cartoon Network Latin America for the past ten years in English, Spanish and Portuguese. ......all while confusing bystanders with my non-descriptive accent.


I've worked on some pretty cool projects you can see here.