Brooklyn, New York
Maria Stanisheva specializes in animation, documentary and everything in-between under her independent production house ANIMADAOCS. Maria got hooked on animation nine years earlier when she produced the Media and Diversity campaign while working for the British Council in Bulgaria. She then co-founded Compote Collective, a Sofia-based animation collective studio and produced FATHER, an animated-documentary featured in over 120 film festivals, awarded 28 times, including the Golden Dove for Animated Film at DOK Leipzig Film Fest. Inspired to learn more about documentary film, in 2011 Maria relocated to NYC to join the New York Film Academy’s Documentary Filmmaking program. Her passion projects include social issue documentaries, independent animation and experimenting with mixed genres.
ANIMADOCS creates a diverse variety of media content: story-driven feature films, TV and online series, independent and commissioned shorts, viral human rights campaigns, music videos, installation art and more. Our expertise spans across all stages of animation and documentary production to deliver powerful and visually-unique content within tight deadlines and competitive prices. ANIMADOCS collaborates with a network of renown directors, producers, cinematographers, designers, illustrators, animators, composers, editors, and writers based in diverse locations around the world.
ANIMADOCS' work has been featured in the New York Times, the Independent, Euronews and more. Waves of local change, created by our work for Human Rights Watch in Saudi Arabia have been featured on CNN and BBC.
For more info, work samples and full resume please visit my website www.animadocs.com as well as my IMDB and LinkedIn profiles.
I have been in the industry since 2008.