Maria Corso is a director based in Los Angeles, California.


Born and raised in the Midwest, she was inspired by her large, Italian immigrant family, who were vivid storytellers. Maria's interest in film sparked at an early age, when her father would let her watch the gritty films of the 70s and 80s. As a teen, she would enlist her family and friends to act out plays and movies in her parents' basement. After eight years of training in the theater, her love of performing arts developed into an obsession with on-screen cinema. In 2012, Maria graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Film. 

Maria has experience directing a wide range of content from short films, to music videos, to ads. Her latest short, Polly Pocket, is currently on the festival circuit and has been deemed an official selection by 18 festivals. 

She recently co-founded Five Foot Two Productions with her producing partner, Nicole Campbell, to create content across all genres. 

Armed with an extensive knowledge of film, including both foreign cinema and documentary, she is passionate about telling stories that have an authenticity and realism-films that have something to say about the human experience.