Maria Lavelle

Writer – Director – Producer

Maria Lavelle is a British-Norwegian filmmaker: writer, producer and director. She is a Master of Fine Arts graduate of one of the world’s most preeminent film schools, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019, her film, Holy Jail, was accepted to the Norwegian International Film Festival, and later won the Audience Award for Best Student Short at the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival. Her works as a producer have been accepted to some of the top festivals in both the US and the UK.

Holy jail (2019)

Narrative Short
Position: Writer, Director, Producer
– Best Foreign Short Award-winner, Lady Filmmakers FF 2020
– Audience Award-winner, Austin FF 2019
– Official selection, Norwegian International Film Festival 2019
– Shot in Haugesund, NORWAY
Official Movie Website

Pancakes (2019)

Narrative Short
Position: Producer
– Directed by Kai Torres
– Nominated for Best Student U.S. Short, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
– Official selection, HollyShorts Film Festival 2019
– Shot in Florida, USA
M | L

Frayed Roots (2019)

Narrative Short
Position: Producer
– Directed by Nay Tabbara
– Official Selection, Raindance FF 2020
– Shot in Beirut, LEBANON
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Mercury (2019)

Narrative Short
Position: Associate Producer
– Directed by Clara Dubau
– Shot in New York, USA
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To be a Viking (2018)

Documentary Short/Cinema Verte
Position: Director & Producer
– Observational Character Study
– Shot in Karmøy, NORWAY
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Sisters (2018)

Narrative short
Position: Writer, Director, Producer
– Shot in Brooklyn, USA
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One (2018)

Narrative Short
Position: Producer
 – Written and Directed by Kai Torres
– Shot in Sleepy Hollow, USA
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This is not Real (2018)

Narrative Short
Position: Cinematographer
– Directed by Narine Sargsyan
– Shot in Brooklyn, USA
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Tender (2017)

Narrative Short
Position: Writer, Director & Producer
– Super-16mm film, no dialogue
– Shot in New York, USA
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An Orchestra of Animals (2017)

Photojournalism
Position: Director & Producer
– Shot in South Dakota, USA
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A Place to Belong (2016)

Documentary Short
Position: Director & Producer
– Shot in South Dakota, USA
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Over the Bridge (2016)

Documentary Short
Position: Director & Producer
Co-producer: Sarah Kocher
– Winner of Jury Award for Social Impact, Sioux Empire Film Festival 2016
– Nominated for Best Student Documentary, Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest 2016
– Official Selection, Awareness Fest and the Los Angeles Cinefest 2016
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More than a Number (2015)

Documentary
Position: Director & Producer
– Shot in Haugesund, NORWAY – and Monte Gordo, PORTUGAL
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Portugalen (2014)

Cinematic Iphone Video
Position: Director, Cinematographer
– Shot in Monte Gordo, PORTUGAL
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