TEST is an acclaimed independent short film with a tense, mysterious, and subtle feel. Director Jay Lifton asked me to create two film posters. The first design features props from the film. The second design shows the actors and creates a game or visual test for the viewer.

Jay Lifton: “Maya is great at executing your ideas, but even BETTER at watching your film and then coming up with a design that’s surprising but a perfect fit. She is great with revisions too, but basically nailed it right from the start.”

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Film Poster, 27"x40"

I staged a photo shoot and set up the props and lighting. To achieve the high resolution needed for this large print size, I stitched together multiple shots. Complete photo editing and retouching.

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Film Poster, 27"x40"

This design needed to show stills of the actors. Other than that it was open conceptually. My solution was to create a visual game for viewers challenging them to put together the film’s title. The tight diamond composition creates a claustrophobic, multi-faceted focal point that holds the eye and expresses the complexity and mood of the film.

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Flyer Front & Back, 5"x5"

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From NYC's Village East Cinema screening of TEST

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Actor Gus Renaud at the screening of TEST at LA Shorts Fest

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TEST on IMDB

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TEST was accepted into numerous film festivals and has earned many awards as well. You can find out about screenings on the TEST website or TEST Facebook.