TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Maya Scherr-Willson

Maya Scherr-Willson

United States



Decision Maker 2019


Maya began working at Pimienta Films in 2016. She has collaborated on documentaries, "Tempestad" by Tatiana Huezo, "To Die in the Desert", by Marta Ferrer and My Brother, by Alana Simões as well as on the acclaimed "Birds of Passage" by Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, which opened the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes in 2018. She served as production executive for Pimienta Films on Alfonso Cuarón’s "Roma", which won over 150 awards around the globe including the Golden Lion in Venice, four BAFTA's, two Golden Globes and three Oscars. Currently she is collaborating as executive producer on Tatiana Huezo’s new film, "Noche de Fuego".

company profile

Established in Mexico City, Pimienta Films was founded in 2008 by Nicolás and Sebastián Celis as an independent production company. Its primary activity is the production of feature fiction and documentary films that portray their author's artistic perspective.

The company's main objective has been to build partnerships with production companies in Mexico, the US, Latin America and Europe. These relationships have developed into co-productions and joint ventures that have broadened distribution horizons, reached new markets and increased sales.

Pimienta's projects have been acclaimed by critics and welcomed by national and international audiences because of their artistic quality and unique vision. The company has worked with recognized directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, Amat Escalante, Tatiana Huezo, James Franco, Ciro Guerra, Elisa Miller and Rafi Pitts, among others, while also gaining a reputation for promoting new national talent.