Maya Stark has directed and edited both fiction and nonfiction films. Born and raised in Israel, she moved to New York to pursue a career in filmmaking. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Stark has directed numerous short films, including Sweet Lonely and Before Chaos. She has edited several feature narrative and documentary films and television projects for BBC, Sundance Channel, AZN Television, here! and Logo. Recently, Stark edited the award-winning documentary Wings of Defeat. In 2007, the film had a successful theatrical run in Japan and was broadcast by ARTE in Europe. Sun Kissed is Stark’s first feature documentary.