Maria Altamirano is a Peruvian-American producer based in New York. She seeks to create work that explores the complexity of the human experience and brings underrepresented voices to the forefront. She has produced several short films featured at key festivals around the world, including Cannes, SXSW, Slamdance, San Sebastián, New Orleans, and Palm Springs ShortFest. She is in post-production for her first feature, Alexis Gambis’s SON OF MONARCHS, and in development for Raven Jackson’s ALL DIRT ROADS TASTE OF SALT, a narrative feature lyrically exploring the life of a Black woman in the American South, and a recipient of prestigious SFFILM and Cinereach grants. Maria completed NYU’s selective M.B.A./M.F.A. program, a conjunction of Tisch School of the Arts and Stern School of Business. While at NYU, she was awarded the First Run Film Festival Graduate Craft Award in Producing in 2017 & 2018, as well as the 2017 Media Services Award, given to a graduate film candidate in the third year of the program for producing an outstanding body of films over the course of their studies. Prior to filmmaking, Maria was Market Research Manager at Paramount Pictures where she generated key development and marketing insights for the studio’s slate. She is a California native and holds a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from UCLA.
TFI Network | 2020