Maia was born in Paris to Czechoslovakian parents. She has graduated from the worlds most prestigious film and art schools; FAMU in Prague, The Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen, and a Masters in Film Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2005.

She has directed over a dozen short films and documentaries, a TV series pilot, a one-hour Tele-movie, and several TV commercials, online digital content, and music videos.

Maia’s short films have had international success, screening at over thirty esteemed international film festivals including Milan, Sydney, Bermuda, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, Brussels, Edmonton and recently her film ‘Loveproof’ was invited to screen at Cannes. In 2006 she won the Outstanding Film Maker Award at HATCHFEST USA after being chosen as one of ten ground breaking young filmmakers from around the world.

In 2010 Maia was the winner of the OPTUS MTV one80 project with the trailer “The Sellers”. “The Sellers” has just been completed as a one-hour Tele movie drama produced by MTV and Goalpost Pictures, it was released on MTV Networks Australia in March 2011.

Maia is represented by Cameron Creswell for film and TV and currently has several projects in late development and pre-production: two feature films, a documentary series and a children's trans media project.