Director Maya Table on Her Creative Journey and Lessons From Uncle Poochie

The value of documenting the world around you

An incredibly skilled producer, editor, content creator and director, Maya Table is also executive producer of her production company, Sam Frank Productions, named after her grandfather.

Maya learned that doors will open when you start creating work that's true to yourself. Her video "Uncle Poochie," a project born within her family, was shared by Snoop Dogg and Timbaland, which led to even larger projects with editorial publications. The natural progression of Maya's work is proof that tricks, trends and inauthentic stories aren't the path to success. All you need is a genuine voice.

In our latest episode of Long Story Short, Maya talks to us about living as an artist, saying no without guilt, and taking chances on yourself.

For more about Maya, and other work she discusses in the video, visit these links:
Uncle Poochie [Maya Table]
Veno [Victor Jackson]

Video edit by Carly Angeloni.

"Long Story Short" is a Muse video series produced with FREE THE WORK, a nonprofit initiative and talent discovery platform for underrepresented creators. Head to to search for more talented creators to work with. For more about Maya Table, visit her Free The Work page.

Ashley Epping
Ashley Epping is art director of Muse by Clio and program lead at the Clio Awards.

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