Maria Bestard

Maria Bestard

María Bestar is a director, screenwriter, actress, singer and composer.

After a successful 15-year career in the music industry where she released three albums with Sony Music and sold hundreds of thousands of albums in Latin America, Maria ventures into the world of film and television as a writer, director and actress.

She graduated from the ARS MEDIA screenwriting school with the best in Spain, in New York, she attended the Film Directing workshop with Solar Productions and in Miami she trained as an actress under the guidance of María Banda at Area Stage Company.

In recent years, she has worked with Televisión Española, Telemundo, Televisa, NBC Studios and Netflix as an actress and developing several fiction series, including “No te puedes esconder” winner of Best Series of the Year at the New York Film Festival . He recently co-wrote the series “Pirates of Arabia” for the Saudi production company Hakawatti.

After starring in “La Noche” in 2022. Maria begins work on the pre-production of her debut film, “Encerradas”, to be shot in 2024.

In 2023 she shot her first short film “You’re not crazy” as director, screenwriter and actress, obtaining the support of the United Nations by aligning herself with its 2030 agenda. So far “No estas Loca” has received the Best Director Award at the XX Alicante Film Festival, as well as Official Selection at the XXXV L’Alfas del Pi Film Festival, the VIII Santaella Short Film Festival, the 8th Mostra de Curts de Moscatell and the II Mostra de Cine Social Mirades Fest, the Certamen Internacional de Cine Social in Zaragoza, the Asto International in Greece, and the Coronado Film Festival in San Diego among others.

Fabián Barrera