Maria Giese

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Maria Giese
Born United States
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Maria Giese is an American film director and screenwriter. She has a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a Masters of Fine Arts in film directing from the University of California, Los Angeles's Graduate School of Film and Technology.[citation needed] While at UCLA, she produced the student film A Dry Heat, for which she won a CINE Golden Eagle Award.[1] She wrote and directed the 1996 British film When Saturday Comes,[2] based on the early life of her then-husband, British film producer James Daly.[3] Daly, who produced When Saturday Comes, separated from Giese a year after the film's release.[4] She also wrote, directed, and co-produced Hunger, based on Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun's 1890 existentialist novel of the same title.[5]



  1. ^ "CINE GOLDEN EAGLE FILM& VIDEO COMPETITION 1993 WINNER DIRECTORY" (PDF) (Press release). Cine. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  2. ^ Loewenstein, Lael. "Interview with Director Maria Giese". (UCLA). Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (1996-03-26). "When Saturday Comes". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  4. ^ Kent, Winona (2002-07-12). "When Saturday Comes". The Complete Sean Bean. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Hunger" (Press release). IndieFest. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 

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