The multi-faceted Maya S Krishnan, who is well-known as a theatre artiste, singer, gymnast, and comedian, is the lead in ‘Maya Unleashed’, which is India’s first-ever female action short.
Shot entirely in Paris, the film was helmed by one of the most celebrated stunt choreographers of France – Yannick Ben, who directed the action sequences.
Both Maya and Yannick worked together in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram. Impressed with Maya’s proficiency in performing action sequences, Yannick expressed his desire to do a full-fledged action feature with her in the lead.
Gautham Menon proudly said “I discovered Maya first” in his promotional video leading up to the release of the short.
“All thanks to Gautham Vasudev Menon for being the God particle behind this creation,” says Maya in high spirits. She also expresses her gratitude towards Yannick for trusting her with this role and says “if not for the disciplined training, hard work, and confidence the entire crew had on me, this would not have been possible.”
The team shot this in March this year after two weeks of intense training.
“We had the idea of showcasing this as a pilot, hoping to secure a bigger platform for a feature film” says Maya, who also adds with a smile “we hope to make an official announcement about this dream feature once we have the right support.”
Maya S Krishnan has been winning countless hearts for her passion and dedication towards the arts, especially as an actor. She is associated with various artistic avenues such as improvisational comedy, storytelling, parkour, and many more.
Trained by eminent masters like Ima Sabitri, Veena Pani, Koumarane Vallavane, Ariane Mnouchkine, Rajiv Krishnan and many others, Maya has always looked to keep learning and train hard.
Actors and technicians alike rave about her vast acting skills and also her natural charm and unfading discipline.
As for Yannick Ben, he has choreographed action sequences in the acclaimed international film ‘Fury’, Amazon Prime series ‘The Family Man’ followed by Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram, and Joshua – Imaipol Kaakka.
Directed by Marc David, ‘Maya Unleashed’ will be unveiled on Galatta YouTube channel today, May 28, 2020. The film is produced by Marc David Action Design , Mr G Rathinavelu and Wild World Stunt Team.