ACTION FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
Maria challenges the status quo by acting as fight director and action fight choreographer for stage and screen productions.
She is amongst the few women in the world who lead and take action in the independent film industry by fulfilling the responsibilities of this role underrepresented by women. Through her female-led film production company, Phoenix Eye films, she's explored women's facilitation and participation in devising movement and choreography.
In 2019, Maria was hired to work on Bell Shakespeare's production Macbeth. She devised, trained, and led movement rehearsals for the actors leading up to the show performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Playhouse.
She's worked on challenging low budget film productions such as Bangladeshi action film set in Sydney titled "Ayotti," where she was required to arrive at the set and in 2 hours to meet the actors, assess their movement range, devise, rehearse, direct where the camera angles are and action direct the sequences. The outcome had exceeded expectations.
Director | Swadesh Entertainment
“As an action director Maria Tran has done excellent work considering the time and resources we provided to her, making me wonder what she could have done if we had provided proper time and resources. she converted an average scene into a high-quality Hollywood action scene in the shortest amount of time. I really am looking forward to working with her more and she is and will be a great asset to any production. She is very easy to work with, her time management skill is great, she understands the mind of the director and she has a very positive attitude making you feel that anything can be possible”