Maria Dyer is a filmmaker whose work fuses fantasy and reality to create emotionally visceral characters and strange, surreal worlds. Her work straddles a range of genres, but is consistent in its humanity, courage, and off-beat humor.
Maria’s early work began making large-scale stop-motion animations. Maria studied writing and directing as a Dean’s Fellow at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in 2016. Maria’s award-winning short films "And Lo, Guilharmenia" and "Little People" have been screened nationally and internationally. Maria has created, directed, and produced video content for many clients including: Conde Nast, Vice, Nylon, Vivaya Live, and PlumTV. In 2014, she co-founded “LaTiDa”; a filmmaking collective to develop and craft short and long-form content, with strong female voices, attempting to bridge the gender gap in Hollywood and she is also a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. She teaches filmmaking at New York University. Most recently, Maria has produced the indie film “In Utero.”