Maria Govan
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Maria’s first narrative feature film Rain, staring CCH Pounder, was shot in the Bahamas and in 2008 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Having won numerous awards internationally, Rain, was licensed to Showtime Networks, and distributed by Image Entertainment. Maria’s second feature Play the Devil was one of three films to be awarded a significant grant from Creative TT, a government arm in support of the creative arts in Trinidad and Tobago, and was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015.  The film was selected for the Caribbean spotlight at Ventana Sur, a film market in Buenos Aires, and also for Primera Mirada at IFFP (Panama).  Play the Devil premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2016 and has had garnered great success on the festival circuit. Breaking Glass is now distributing Play the Devil worldwide. In February of 2018 a new chapter began in Maria’s career, when Ava Duvernay hired her to direct the episode “No Haven In My Shadow,” from the scripted series Queen Sugar.  Govan returned from that experience with positive feedback from the actors who Ava affirmed “thoroughly enjoyed working with her.” That episode aired on the OWN network on June 20th, 2018.  Govan, now represented by Julian Rosenberg and Samantha Starr at Circle of Confusion, is currently pursuing further directing jobs in television, while also developing her own television series entitled, Me and the Big G.

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