Maria is a Russian-Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. She is the winner of the 2021 DOC Institute Breakthrough Rogers CBC Award and is currently developing her first feature documentary "Harkness" with support of CBC's documentary Channel (produced by Storyline Entertainment Inc) Collaborative and intuitive storyteller well-versed in overseeing all facets of video production, from conceptual development through final delivery. Maria's films touched on the topics of under-representation of women in combat sports and the victimization and stereotyping of refugees.
MFA in Documentary Media, 2020
BFA in Journalism and Political Science, 2018
American University in Bulgaria
Directing for Documentary/Film Editing, 2017
University of South Wales
Advanced interviewing and interpersonal skills.
Written and visual storytelling
Strong graphic and visual sense
Archival research and Analysis
Camera & Sound Operator
Proficiency in Adobe CS (Premiere Pro/AfterEffects/Photoshop/Audition/Lightroom)