In her twenties, she moved to London on a whim. 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. Her on-screen stories are a product of her own adventurous life lived without abandon. leading Malia to direct music videos for Halsey, MØ, Troye Sivan, Dev Hynes, and Rita Ora among many others. Her background in music and performance allows her to see eye-to-eye with artists, and direct with a hands-on approach.