Maria Millan
Maria millan

Maria Millan is a Venezuelan Director/ Writer based in London where her creative journey has flourished across various realms of the film and photography industry. An alumna of the Hessen Lab, she showcased her screenplay 'The Hollow Women' at the B3 Biennale in Frankfurt, Germany, in October 2022, which is now a semi-finalist of the Stowe Lab Screenwriting Fellowship.
Maria is now developing 'The Hollow Women' along with Producer Matthias Ehrenberg and Khotan Fernandez from Chibal Entertainment. The project was selected for the Main Strand of the Production Finance Market organised by Film London last October where they established a co-production with Aldea Studios in the Dominican Republic bringing 45% of the funding needed.
Acknowledged for her talent, Maria was chosen for 'Talent Led: Next Gen' by the Independent Film Trust in London for the 2022/2023 term. Her academic foundation includes a BA Honours in Communications and Media, specialising in Audio-Visual Arts from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. Furthering her skills, she studied Video Editing techniques at the renowned International Film School in San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba (EICTV).

  • TransCCS Trailer

    An intimate take on the life of a transgender woman living in Caracas, Venezuela during the lockdown of 2021. Her name: Angelica Vitanza, who won Miss World Gay 2021.
    Her emotional story from boy to girl. Her daily physical transformation. Her thoughts and experiences with hormone intake in a country where there is lots of discrimination, how does she survive?
    She lost both of her parents but she is lucky enough to have a 'father' in the community who has supported her. Through her struggles, we learn about the current situation that transgender people face in a country where they’re denied rights. We observe the place she works in, witness the performance of different Drag Queens and their attitudes to the pandemic. We also dive into her relationships with men, and her worries about her future and aspirations.