Maria started off her film career helping out on student films whilst studying a Diploma in Dance, acting alongside University students and others independent filmmakers. She started making short experimental films with her partner Will Metheringham, inspired by the Lynchian style and by their love of horror. Often using broken down second hand cameras and friends as actors. Maria completed her first full feature film in 2005 which was distributed in the USA and a further 3 releases followed. Maria found this to be her experimental/learning stage and sees her first professional film to be 'Pumpkins' which was completed late 2017. She is now onto her second professional feature film 'Party of Valice' currently in post production. Maria hopes to be able to make films for a living as opposed to squeezing in around other work.