Maria graduated from the UK’s Northern Film School in 2008, with a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting (Fiction) with Merit. This was a full time vocational course taught by working writers and related professionals, and over the two years she developed a large portfolio of work. Her final MA project was a feature script, but she also wrote shorts, comedy, television pieces, and completed script assessment and development projects.
In 2009, two of her short films were produced by the Northern Film School. ‘My Love Anna’ was screened at Hyde Park Picture House where it won 'Audience Award'. It also screened at Encounters Film Festival 2009 and Leeds International Film Festival. In 2012, she taught ‘An Introduction to Screenwriting’ in the Riverina Region, Australia. Several of Maria's short stories have seen success both in Australia and the UK, with ' A Crack in the Cupboard' winning the 2014 South Australian prize in the Rachel Funari prize for fiction. Upon her return to the UK in 2015, she was asked to join The Director’s Club for new writer’s in London, and her monologue 'The Things We Do' was performed at the Southwark Playhouse as part of the Director's Club Showcase in November 2017.
Maria is passionate about all kinds of stories, and can assist you if you’re writing a book, a feature film, a television project, or theatre piece. Although her first love is visual story- telling, she believes that humans continue to need stories of all types, and that with the right guidance, writers can tell their own unique story in the best possible way.