Maja Fernqvist has an extensive background in advertising. She has worked for some of the top creative agencies in the world, most recently as a Creative Director at Droga5 New York.
Maja has created work recognized with multiple awards such as Cannes Lions, Clios, AD&D, BTAA and the One Show awards.
With her strong conceptual and visual background as a creative, Maja has truly developed her own unique sensibility for the world of film and storytelling as a Director. Maja likes the creatively unrestrained world of fantasy and imagination.
Maja was shortlisted from 5000+ directors for the honorable 2017 Warner Brothers Emerging Directors initiative. She has also been exploring the world of VR, completing a short film for Nokia.
Maja was selected to create a short film featuring the characters of The Twilight Saga sponsored by Lionsgate, Women In Film, Facebook and author of the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer. The initiative’s focus was to support and promote the next voices of women filmmakers. The film premiered on FB and had over 3 million views and over 150,000 likes in just the first 2 weeks. Her short film “Light” was officially selected to the Brooklyn Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest in 2013.