Maria Collette Sundeen is a writer, producer and director with more than 15 years of experience in television, documentary, short, and corporate productions. After starting a career with CNN’s San Francisco bureau, she was hired as one of the founding producers for C|NET-TV. Since then she’s worked on a spectrum of award-winning short films and documentaries.. She has written more than a dozen scripts for film and television, many of which have won awards or placed in national festival competitions. She’s currently working on a new show for Disney+ as an Associate Producer and is developing a new superhero pilot, tentatively titled ARCADIA.

** Maria wrote “Lifeless” deep into the pandemic, as she was living alone in Los Angeles, in what essentially became a ghost town. This film channeled how she and many others were feeling.

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