Maria Chiriac graduated in Cultural studies and Media from the University of Bucharest in 2004. In 2010 she studied film at St Martin’s College, University of the Arts. Since then she has producing her own short films, and working as a production assistant and researcher for an independent production company.
One of her latest projects is 'Always think of me in your lunch break', recently screened at the Tuzla Film Festival in Bosnia Herzegovina. This is an experimental short film focused on daydreaming and reverie, as an escape from reality, following the mind into the rabbit hole whilst detached from the immediate surroundings, capturing the blurring contact with reality. It tells the story of an imaginary lunch time mental rendez-vous of two lovers in a long distance relationship. The couple trapped in different real life coordinates, noisy urban soundscapes, secretly agree to a simultaneous daydreaming – during their lunch break, irrespective of their actual location or surroundings they long for time together in intimacy and rush to find bliss in the subconscious togetherness of an imaginary date.
Maria also has ‘a passion for film-making, photography and exploring the human mind beyond boundaries', and she plans to forge 'a path in visual storytelling, with a unique East-West European hybrid perspective.'