Who we are

"If it can be thought or written, it can be filmed." - Stanley Kubrick

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Ivana De Maria

Founder.

- Producer  

- Actress

- Writer

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Ana Mancera

Founder.

- Producer  

- Director

- Writer

Ivana De Maria (born Ivana Maria Moreno-Valle Diez-Barroso) was born in San Diego, California, raised in Mexico City and educated in Switzerland. After spending three years at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland she moved to New york where she began working in Finance while also attending Stella Adler Acting School. In January 2011 she moved to Boston, MA where she completed a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Law at Boston University.

Since becoming a Los Angeles resident in August 2014, she has attended multiple acting schools including AAADA, Ivana Chubbuck Studio, Anthony Meindl, Max Studios, The Actors House Studio and Diana Castle's the Imagined Life. As a true believer of creating your own content as an artist, she wrote, produced and starred in films such as like SWITCH HITTER (2015) and SOLILOQUY (2016), both of which have been official selection in many international film festivals and have won awards such as "Best Short Film" award at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France.

As a fan of the arts and always eager to learn about different cultures, Ivana is now fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian, and is on her way to learn Russian.

Ivana has specialized in Storytelling as a whole, writing producing, and acting for Film and Television and thus has starred in a number of independent films as well as TV shows such as LA PILOTO (Primetime Univision and Televisa). Currently, she is producing and starring in multiple new projects (Descontrol, Paramedicos, The Best People) and is a series regular in the upcoming TV series "La Bella y Las Bestias" which is set to air in Primetime Univison early 2018.

Ivana has also developed a storytelling platform in the form of a mobile app called STORYPLACE, which is expected to launch in the app store in the Fall of 2017.

For enquires email her at ivana@mariasfilms.com

 

Ana Mancera (born Ana Maria Mancera Bustamante) is a Mexican Writer-director based in Mexico City. She has worked in Project development in several production companies in Mexico City such as Videocine SA de CV, and Itaca Films. 

Ana´s film,  Lola Still Dances, has been official selection in many international film festivals,  such as Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival, Portland Oregon Women Film festival, Newfilmmakers New York Film Festival, Calcutta International Cult Film festival, Tokyo and New York Lift Off Online Film Festivals, Directors World International Film Festival in India.

The short has also wan best director and best actor in the LA New Wave International Film Festival, as well as an award of merit in Global Shorts International. 

Ana enjoys directing actors and has studied several acting and directing actor´s courses such as Luis Mandoki in Mexico City, she has audited in Larry Moss acting workshop in Los Angeles, as well as Lucid Body in New York City.

She has also succeeded in bringing the first Lucid Body Course to Mexico City this past summer with instructor Shayna Feedman and is planning on following up on this matter. 

For enquires email her at ana@mariasfilms.com

Ivana and Ana have been close childhood friends since the early 2000's. They founded MARIAS FILMS early 2017 and have already completed their first feature film together under the MARIAS FILMS production branch, LA VISITA, which is currently in post production and expected to be released in 2018.