Film Fatales
Maria Giese
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Maria Giese wrote and directed the 1996 feature film When Saturday Comes starring Sean Bean and Pete Postlethwaite, and the award-winning digital feature film Hunger based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winner Knut Hamsun. She has also directed two Cine Golden Eagle winning short films and has written three screenplays which have been produced into feature films. She is currently attached to direct the feature film One Good Dog based on The New York Times bestseller and the feature documentary Through Her Eyes. In 2011 she turned her attention to the underrepresentation of women directors in United States media. Finally, in 2015 after 4 years of activism in the Directors Guild of America, Giese became the person who instigated the biggest industry-wide Federal investigation for women directors in Hollywood history, going on now. In The New York Times, Manohla Dargis referred to her work as “a veritable crusade.” She is now a subject in four feature-length documentaries in production and has been signed by the Boston literary agency Kneerim & Williams to write a book, “Troublemaker,” about her work getting the ACLU and EEOC to investigate this issue— the ramifications of which are resonating globally. In 2016 Giese was awarded the prestigious EQUITY AWARD from Stanford University. Giese holds a BA from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree from UCLA’s Graduate School of Theatre, Film and Television.

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