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Maza is a prolific writer, director, and actor, with a rich multicultural perspective, weaving impactful storytelling into diverse narratives. Based in Aotearoa and originally from Iran, she holds a First Class Honours Master's in Creative Writing from Auckland University of Technology.


Fluent in multiple languages due to her exposure to diverse cultures and living on various continents, Maza possesses a profound understanding of human behaviour and psychology.


Her NZ Film Commission-funded short 'Daughter of God' won the Best Screenplay award at the 2023 Show Me Shorts International Festival and earned a prestigious top-six spot at the 2023 NZ International Film Festival, selected by esteemed director Niki Caro.


Rooted in personal experiences, Maza’s work reflects her passionate commitment to shedding light on poignant issues, especially those affecting women of colour.

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