Maria De Sanctis is a young Canadian director, born and raised in Toronto. Having an artistic eye from a young age, she dabbled in several areas of the arts, eventually finding her home in film. She graduated with Honours from York University's Film Production program, with a minor in Visual Arts. In December 2015, TIFF listed Maria's thesis film, Cupid, as one of the Top Ten student films of that year. In January 2016, Maria began her MFA in Film and Television Production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. After graduation, she aspires to work toward developing her first feature film.