Writer/Director Maria Gigante's short films have screened at more than 60 festivals around the world. Her film GIRLS ROOM won numerous awards, including runner-up for an MTV Movie Award in 2007. These days, Maria is focused on writing feature scripts and TV pilots while teaching film and screenwriting courses at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
FINDING SAM BROWN
Ed, 48, a bystander in his own life, is suddenly galvanized into action following a surreal visit from the FBI who send him and his spunky friend Shell on a hair-brained cross-country road trip to find the notorious felon Sam Brown. If Ed doesn't conquer his fear of living life, he'll never find Sam and end up spending the rest of his days behind bars.
DEL AT ANY SIZE
Even though she’s sexy and strong as hell, 25-year old Del can’t get diet culture’s hooks out of her plus-sized body, and mind. When a glitzy marketing company makes Del the face of Body Positivity, she's finally able to shine and be loved - as she is. But as Del uncovers the dark side of fame and fortune, she must ultimately decide what health, beauty, and happiness truly looks like.