Director's Reel

 

Past Work

 

WHEN SATURDAY COMES – FEATURE FILM - CAPITOL FILMS, UK

  • Written & Directed by Maria Giese
  • Capitol Films / Guild / Pathe - 1996 Global Theatrical Release
  • Starring Sean Bean, Academy Award Nominee Pete Postlethwaite, and Emily Lloyd
  • A working-class kid from a northern English mining town dreams of becoming a professional footballer
  • Cannes Film Festival – Market Screening
  • 35mm Guild/Pathe Film Distribution Release

HUNGER – FEATURE FILM - MARKET STREET FILMS - AMAZON

  • Written & Directed by Maria Giese
  • Based on the classic 1890 novel by Nobel Prize-winner, Knut Hamsun. A sensitive write from a small town faces spiritual crisis as he tries to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter.
  • Available on Amazon 2011
  • Winner: Best Feature – Moondance Film Festival - 2007
  • Winner: Best Underground Feature – FAIF International Film Festival - 2007
  • Official Selection: Nordkapp International Film Festival 2007
  • “A shot-on-video wonder,” “Pick of the Pack,” “A Champion!”

SOLO EN AMERICA – TELEMUNDO – COLUMBIA/TRISTAR

  • TV Series Sitcom – Family Comedy
  • An Hispanic mom brings up her two daughters alone in America.
  • Llamame Loco Productions, Los Angeles, CA

TAKE YOUR SEAT – INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM - UCLA

  • Short film set in Indiana in 1910, two little girls struggle with issues of anti-Semitism.
  • Winner – Cine Golden Eagle
  • 16mm Kodak Color Film.
  • Premiered at UCLA

A DRY HEAT – INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM - UCLA

  • Short comedy film. A group of people meets at a gas station in Death Valley, changing everyone’s lives forever.
  • Winner: Cine Golden Eagle
  • Winner: UCLA Spotlight Award
  • Finalist Student Academy Award
  • Official Selection Breckenridge International Film Festival
  • 16mm Kodak Color Film

A LOTTA LAMBADA – SHORT COMEDY DOCUMENTARY – UCLA

  • Elderly folks in the San Fernando Valley get obsessed with the sexy Brazilian Lambada dance craze.