Deirdre Maitre received a BA in History & Film from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she was closely mentored by pioneer, award-winning filmmaker Liane Brandon. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Film & Media Arts at Temple University, with an emphasis of study in narrative and documentary. Her documentary Fishing for the Future centers on Dr. Valentin Abe (aquaculturist and Fulbright scholar from Cote d'Ivoire) who went on to be nominated by President Bill Clinton and named by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Her works have aired on local and national television and throughout the film festival circuit. Notable selections include New Directors / New Films (MoMA and The Lincoln Center), LA Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Denver Starz, Chicago International Film Festival and Cinemigrante Buenos Aires with positive reviews from significant publications including IndieWire, Filmmaker Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, Screen Daily and Film Journal International.
The Destiny of Lesser Animals (2011 USA / Ghana, Producer, Post Production Supervisor)