MAURA ANDERSON has worked in independent film production since 2006.
After training as an actor at the School for Film and Television, she began work at New York based Gigantic Pictures (GOODBYE SOLO, DARE) handling everything from clearances to casting. She left Gigantic a year later to freelance, working as a production coordinator, location manager, production manager and line producer.
She has since production managed Academy Award nominated WINTER'S BONE, Berlin's best first feature winner ON THE ICE, Max Winkler's CEREMONY starring Uma Thurman and NIGHT CATCHES US in competition at Sundance 2010.
In 2011 she produced WOULD YOU RATHER, which was acquired by IFC Midnight and premiered in North America in February 2013. In 2011 she also began work for Fox Digital as a line producer working on WOLFPACK OF RESEDA. In 2012 she line produced BAD SAMARITANS produced by Walt Becker and produced two seasons of the web series SUIT UP for Fox Digital which played across the internet on Yahoo, Crackle, College humor and later on DirecTV's audience network. It was for this she won an award for producing from LA Webfest.
In 2013 she began work as a producer for WIGS (www.watchwigs.com), a YouTube channel conceived by Jon Avnet (BLACK SWAN, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES) & Rodrigo Garcia (ALBERT NOBBS, HBO'S IN TREATMENT) which had recently partnered with Fox Broadcasting. She later worked as the EVP Production for Indigenous Media, a next generation digital studio focused on producing original content for digital and emerging platforms worldwide, as well as developing and operating multi-platform content brands.
She made the shift to directing in 2015 when her short The Mess played at the Palm Springs International film market and at Napa Valley Film Festival in the fall. Her feature directorial debut, HEARTLAND (www.heartlandthefilm.com) premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in March 2016 and won the Audience Award for Narrative Drama. The film will be distributed by Wolfe Video domestically and Breakthrough Media internationally this summer.
Her second directorial feature, August Creek, stars Courtney Ford and will be released by Feeln' also in summer 2016.