Maria is an entrepreneurial producer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Maria began her career in post production, working as an assistant editor for Scottish Television on ‘Taggart’. She then went on to work freelance on various productions including ‘Moby Dick’, ‘Agora’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Sinbad’. In 2012 she moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to work as an assistant producer for a local production company. In 2013 she realised her ambition to run her own company by founding Candle & Bell Limited. The company has since produced 5 short films and a number of commercial videos and animations for local and international businesses.

Candle & Bell Filmography:

Lost Property – Directed by Lesley Ann Rose – in post production

A Six and Two Threes – Directed by Andy Berriman – completed; Winner – Special Mention at London Lift Off Festival, Nominated Best Actor – Lift Off Season Awards; London Short Film Festival;

The Lost Girl – Directed by Laura Degnan – Winner at Canberra International Short film Festival Best Cinematography, Official Selection Aesthetica Film Festival, Official Selection London Short Film Festival.

James Will Howl – Directed by Harry Jenkinson – Official Selection Aesthetica Film Festival, No Gloss Film Festival, Rising Tides Leeds.

My Mother’s Son  - Official selection Golden Knight International Short Film Festival National Competition.