Maria Juranic is an award winning writer, director and a dancer. An immigrant from Yugoslavia, her early years were spent in midwest where she learned to listen, observe, and reflect. Her formative years were spent between the two worlds, which gave her a global perspective in telling entertaining stories. Her films explore themes of belonging, love and transformation.
Maria has written and directed short form content for Conde Nast, Sesame Street and many fashion brands. Her most recent branded spot won a 2019 Gold Telly Award. She is a recipient of the 2017 Jerome Foundation Grant, 2013 WIFT Grant, and 2013 Emerging Talent Award at the Minneapolis International Film Festival.
When not creating films she loves to work on music videos. Her music videos have been sought out by many labels including Warner and Universal and seen on MTV, VH1, Rollingstone and Nowness. Her latest music video for Polica "Agree" is a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Sesame Street, Conde Nast, MATTE, Atlantic Records, Rise Records, Universal Music Group, General Mills, Rhymesayers Entertainment, New Era, Every Mother Counts,