Maggie Contreras

Executive Producers

David Letterman, Tom Keaney, Jonathan Ginns, Jamie Wolf, Nathalie Seaver, Diane Becker


Maggie Contreras, Neil Berkeley, Emma West, Melanie Miller, Lauren Lexton


Red Wolf Films, Elisa Bonora, Finola Couling, Rupert Hall


Neil Berkeley, Olympia Mytilinaiou, Isabelle Razavet, Patrick Bolton

Five women from around the world who are boldly breaking glass ceilings in the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting take center stage in Maestra, filmmaker Maggie Contreras’ directorial debut. They gathered in Paris for ‘La Maestra’, the only competition in the world for female conductors, to show the world the singular talent that unites them and which, for far too long, has been considered the pursuit of only men. Mothers, daughters, rebels, leaders – over four days, each takes to the stage to compete. Personal stories of survival, passion and perseverance are woven together with the drama and excitement of this one-of-a-kind event. The struggles and triumphs of the gifted artists in Maestra offer a microcosm for the challenges faced by women in every industry and in every walk of life today, while also providing valuable insights into how we may conduct ourselves as we create a new movement for a more equitable future.


Maggie Contreras

Director, Maestra

Maestra is Maggie Contreras’ directorial debut and premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. She was previously the producer behind documentary films tackling a wide range of subjects, from comics to solar energy. Gilbert chronicles the life and career of beloved and intensely private comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017 and was distributed by Gravitas Ventures with exclusive SVOD on Hulu. Audience-award-winning Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip (PBS Independent Lens ’20) is the titular HGTV celebrity and activist’s journey across the USA to examine the antiquated utility monopoly system and how solar holds the key to energy freedom. Her work has been seen on AMC, NFL, and Quibi. Whether it’s working with brands or in the field on her next film, Maggie is fuelled by the power of true stories.