Maria Olsen came to America in January 2005 and hasn't taken time to breath since she got here. In eleven short years she has performed in 20 stage plays (including one Off-Broadway), directed 3 plays, written and directed her own play and first feature film, shot at least 90 feature films, 100 shorts, 15 web series, 15 music videos and recorded 5 voiceover gigs. She has also won four awards (including awards for both acting and directing), had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program, one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and became a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild in March 2009. Best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief – where Chris Columbus directed and Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman starred - and as one of the Paranormal Activity 3 witches, Olsen’s features and shorts have also screened at other international festivals such as Sundance (Renegades), the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors (Justin Paul Ritter’s A Gothic Tale), HorrorFest (Patrick Horvath’s Die-ner (Get It?) - where she won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose the Waitress - and the International HBO Latino Film Festival (Sam Benavides’ Mansfield Path). Features Consumption, Fear Inc., A Better Place and Wolf Mother are currently collecting awards on the festival circuit, while Starry Eyes, Southbound, Mark of the Witch, Lost Time, Vile, The Haunting of Whaley House, Dragonquest, Die-ner (Get It?), Agoraphobia, Alone Together, Folklore, The Conduit, Vile, Hansel vs Gretel, Trophy Heads, Gore Orphanage, DisOrientation, IJE: The Journey, The Bunnyman Massacre, Darkening Sky, Shellter, Embers of the Sky and Humanity’s End are now all available on either DVD or VOD. She has also recently completed shooting on several further features, including Meir Zarchi's I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu, Thomas Della Bella's The Remains, Christopher Aldell’s Cockroaches, Mark Edwin Robinson’s The Levenger Tapes, Full Moon Features' Killjoy's Psycho Circus, Joston Theney's Axeman II: Overkill, Jim Towns' State of Desolation, Michael Chrisoulakis' Los Angeles Overnight, Tara Cardinal’s The Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation and Bert Havird’s Reunion, which she also co-produced. She is also presently shooting Natalie Bible's William Froste and Rich Rule's Marrtown. Future projects include Craig Ouellette’s road-trip horror Straight On Till Morning, Dan Hernandez's psychological thriller, The Hunt at Camp Friendship, Michael Yurinko's demonic Imperatus, the creature-horrors Haddie and Shedding the Skin as well as the trio of horror comedies Happy Ending, Grizzled and Hacked Off. Thanks must go to her amazing agents and managers for wanting to represent her and doing it so well. Olsen also owns the ultra-cool production company MOnsterworks66, producer of features such as Randal Kamradt Jr’s Faraway, Eric Michael Kochmer’s Way Down In Chinatown, Christopher Dye’s Something Sinister, anthology feature Edward Payson’s Sunday Night Slaughters and the moving documentary Our Friend Jon.
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