Malia has lived the kind of life normally watched in movies or read about in novels. She spent most of her post-adolescent life living on the road, touring the world as a photographer, then as the bassist of acclaimed bands like Dum Dum Girls and Marnie Stern, all the while capturing moments and creating ideas, before finding her way back to her original goal of directing. This attuned perspective has led Malia to become a top choice among artists, leading her to direct music videos for Halsey, MØ, Niall Horan, Tove Lo, Troye Sivan, Dev Hynes, and Rita Ora. Clients work include spots for Bose, Bacardi, Adidas, Sephora, and Converse.
Along the way Malia’s work has been recognized by the Brit Awards, AdWeek, screened at SXSW, and earned a Vimeo Staff Pick.