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Maria Peters

  • Film at EUFF: Sonny Boy
  • Birthplace: Willemstad, CuraƧao
Maria Peters

Maria C. Peters is a writer, director and producer of feature films. After receiving her Bachelor's in Law, Maria Peters applied for the Dutch Film Academy by submitting a short film that was immediately broadcast by the Dutch public broadcaster NOS-TV.  

In 1987 she founded Shooting Star Filmcompany together with Dave Schram and Hans Pos. In the last twenty-five years she produced over thirty feature films, amongst them Academy Award nominee 'Daens' by Stijn Coninx.

She received a Crystal Bear for 'De Tasjesdief' at Berlin International Film Festival in 1995. Her family film 'Kruimeltje' (1999) was responsible for an all time record of 1.3 million admissions in The Netherlands.