ABOUT ANNA MARIA
Anna Maria is an award winning Director, Writer, Actor, and Producer in New York.
She was honored by Sanford Meisner with the exclusive rights to edit the Italian edition of "Sanford Meisner On Acting" - "La recitazione" - published in 2007.
FILM AND TELEVISION
Most recently, Anna has played a co-star role in the CBS series EAST NEW YORK, episode 17, Pound of Flesh, opposite Richard Kind, aired March 26, 2023.
She can be seen in the role of Queen Gertrude of Denmark in the feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The multi-award-winning "Hamlet/Horatio" (2021) is now streaming on Apple Tv (iTunes) - Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, and Tubi.
Anna's solo-created short "33 Breaths" was a finalist of the 2020 Single-Take Challenge.
Her film, "Stay" has been included in the Official Selections of the Manhattan Film Festival, the Central Florida Film Festival, The NewFilmmakers New York, and has received a Special Mention from the Ouchy Film Awards Winter 2016.
Anna has produced, co-written, and coached the actors on set of "Life After Her," a multi-award-winning 30 minutes film shot in New York. Among others, the film has been selected by the Short Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.
She has received a Nomination for Best Actress from the International Festival of Cinema and Technology. In 2015 she played a principal role in Stealing Chanel, a feature directed by Roberto Mitrotti, distributed by Lifetime Network.
Her work as Theater Director and Actor has been seen at: The Kitchen - for a BAM Event; Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Station; Joyce Soho; St. Peter's Church; American Museum of Natural History; Theater for the New City; Access Theater; The Players Club.
Collaborations staged with Domenica Cameron-Scorsese; Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon; Susan Batson, Brian Dennehy, and Roberto Benigni. As a Theater Director, her work has been daring and experimental.
Anna has Co-Produced "Tribeca in Rome" - a cultural partnership between the Tribeca Film Festival and the Rome Film Festival ‘s first edition- including the Steps and Stars Award received by Robert De Niro. She has also produced Discovering the New Italian Cinema - a film festival presented at the Quad Cinema.
COACHING and TEACHING
As an Acting Coach, she consulted with Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Alessandra Mastronardi, Kick Kennedy, and Santigold. She was the on-set Acting Coach of "Yelo," a short film directed by Adrien Boublil (Cannes 2013.)
Anna is a member of the Senior Faculty of The Acting Studio, New York, Inc. and of the New York Film Academy (NYFA.) Since 2020, she is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Film MFA Program.