Ben Maestas (he,him)

Owner, Filmmaker, Storyteller

Ben is the proud owner of Swae Media, a queer and latino owned media brand.   He left his 10 year career as an architect and designer in 2021 to pursue his passion for filmmaking.  Prior to architecture he lived his dream dancing and choreographing professionally, locally and in the U.S.  Architecture and the arts have given him a pin-point eye for detail and a highly creative sensibility, this along with his introverted and intuitive nature give him unique gifts that he brings to his filmmaking and photography.

Ben Maestas


We strive to make connections in the world through the storytelling of all things.


At Swae Media, we lean into our intuition, aiding us to get to the heart of every story. By focusing on quality, we create captivating and engaging media creating that spark that connects you with your target audience and communicates your brand’s story in the most compelling, meaningful and memorable way.


JEDI Mindset (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity) | Creativity | Intuition | Safe-Space Makers | Collaboration

Value Statement

We value creative space and strive to remove barriers that limit creative thinking. We believe that when we can be our true and authentic selves, our best work occurs.

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Community Support

We understand the challenges of being a small business and believe in the power of community. That is why we are committed to supporting you by offering one pro bono project per quarter. Through this Community Support Program, we provide our services to organizations and individuals who may not have the means to access our services otherwise. Through our storytelling, we aim to make a positive impact on those who need it most. We are proud to contribute to the development of our community and strive to create lasting and positive change.

To learn more about participating in our Community Support Program reach out to us at in**@sw**.media.