Selected press reviews of Maia’s work

“I featured the young film director and actress Maia Krall Fry last week. She’s truly talented, and by the look of the comments I got, a true inspiration. Below is the trailer for her first feature film, Ebony Road. I’m lost for words…” Kate McAuley,

“Ebony Road. The opening night feature is traditionally the most prestigious spot for the Festival. Ebony Road is by an 18 year old young woman who made an exceptional film. We don’t know yet how the world will pan out for Maia Krall Fry, however Ebony Road offers the potential for something quite special” Geoff Man, Portobello Film Festival

“Maia Krall Fry’s breathtakingly professional film was sheer audiovisual poetry. Recounting through a haunting monologue and abstract visuals of varied times and spaces the breakdown of a relationship, Maia used the beautiful scenery of St Andrews to its full advantage giving added poignancy to this instantly stunning film.” The 60 Hour Film Festival Team

“Among the midi titles to keep an eye for are Maia Krall Fry’s drama about homeless sisters, Ebony Road” David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

“Maia Krall Fry, a student at the University of St Andrews, brings a touch of poetry to geology in her 60 second film. ”

“Maia Krall Fry’s Story of our landscapes had some fantastic cinematography and images all taken and collected by the student herself.”

“At 18 years of age, Maia is one of the youngest film makers to submit a feature length film to the Festival. Ebony Road is a stunning piece of work in its own right, and promises so much more to come…” Geoff Man, Portobello Film Festival 

“Maia Krall Fry is very much a name that we should all be looking out for… she is an actress that we have to keep an eye on and Ebony Road looks set to be the project that will break her into the big time as she stars in the movie as well as penning the script.” Helen Earnshaw, Female First Magazine

“[Sunder] a film so impressive that it was difficult to believe that it had not been shot professionally… It really can’t be overemphasised, how good Sunder’s acting, editing, shooting and sound production was. It was so good that I couldn’t be sure it weren’t real life.”

“…the award is a clear recognition of her [Maia’s] achievements at such a young age” Tuppence Magazine 

“A film charting the disintegration of a homosexual relationship last night won two awards. Maia Krall Fry’s film ‘Sunder’ triumphed at the final screening in the Byre Theatre, seeing off competition from more than 30 other entries to win-over the 200-strong audience and take the Audience Award, as well as the Award for best Blockbuster. The 19 year old first year geology student already has an extensive resume as an actress and her first feature film, ‘Ebony Road’, has already played at film festivals including the BFI Future Film Festival.” St Andrews Press Release

“The big winner at this year’s 60hr Film Blitz was Maia Krall Fry’s ‘Sunder’. This short student film really is incredible. Watch it. Now.”

“I sat down to watch the trailer for Maia Krall Fry’s upcoming film Salt and was totally disarmed by her performance. The trailer kind of reminds me of a British take on Sofia Coppola’s melancholically dreamy depiction of female adolescence in The Virgin Suicides; with Maia, with a white dress and tousled hair, floating through a forest – pretty; yes, original; not particularly. But then she pauses by a lake and with an intensity beyond her years begins to move; telling a story without words. A story about the body; about the freedoms and limitations that come with having one (a very teenage realisation indeed). What starts with the stretching of arms and balletic airs turns in to a tumult of elbows and knees in geometric opposition. Yes, Maia is telling us a story without words but it is one we can understand perfectly. At just 17, Maia Krall Fry is, on paper, slightly intimidating, I should also mention that she just finished her first screen play in the school breaks from A- levels and acting. That her CV mentions she can fence, horse ride and speak fluent German (hopefully all at the same time). So I went to meet her, with a mix of admiration and scepticism (or rather the misguided presumption that she must at least be precocious). Actually she was really nice, clever and refreshingly modest.” What Else Magazine

“the popular winner was Sunder, a beautifully shot tale of a couple falling in love, and falling apart. Both judges and audience were unanimous in their praise, and the film not only took the Blockbuster prize, but the Audience Award as well. Director Maia Krall Fry and her two male leads deserve huge credit for creating such an intricate and emotionally involving piece, in such a short space of time.” The Saint