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 Conde Naste, Nylon Magazine, Osmosis Films, 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. Most recently, Maria

has produced “The Great Invisible” an experimental net-noir series. She

currently teaches filmmaking at New York University.