Maria von Heland is a Swedish-born writer and director working out of Berlin, Germany.
Maria has a MFA in Film from California Institute of the Arts
and a BFA in TV journalism from Rider College, NJ.
She studied acting in Paris and New York, and photography in Stockholm, Sweden.
Maria speaks Swedish, English, German and French.
Represented by: Homebase, Silke Bacher www. agentur-homebase.de
Currently Maria is…
- preparing a June shoot for Bavaria-Uschi Reich/SWR The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs. The script is written by Rochus Hahn.
- developing DAS LEBEN IST KEIN PONYHOF (AKA Real Men Don’t Dance), developed for Sigi Kamml/Christian Alvart of Syrreal Film. A magic realist comedy starring Heike Makatsch. Written and directed by Maria
- developing PASTIME PARADISE, Maria writes and will direct this walk on the wild side of Sex and Drugs in the seductive darkness of West Berlin in the late 1980s – starring Heike Makatsch, producer is Klaus Maeck of Storytellers, Hamburg. Shooting 2014
Maria with the Blue Panther May 2012, the prestigious Bavarian Award: Best Directing for Star Talers!
The Jury made a special mention of her “love for the genre, care and skill”. Star Talers was nominated
For an Emmy 2013 and won the Best of Fest Award at Chicago International Children’s Filmfestival