Maria Juranic is a filmmaker, dancer and an artist.  An immigrant from Yugoslavia, her early years were spent in midwest, USA 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 writes and directs short form content.  Her short films played in festivals internationally, including Hollyshorts Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, CPH:PIX, Cinema City and Exit Film Festival.  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 and enjoys editing.  Her latest music video for Polica "Agree" is a 2018 Vimeo Staff Pick.   Her music videos have been seen on MTV, VH1, Rollingstone and Nowness. 



Sesame Street, Conde Nast, MATTE, Atlantic Records, Rise Records, Universal Music Group, General Mills, Rhymesayers Entertainment, New Era, Every Mother Counts,