Biography

Ana Pio is a film director who studied Music, specialising in piano, from the age of 10. She directed and produced her debut short film in 2014, I Welcome You to This House, financed by the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.​

In 2015, she graduated from her Masters in Directing at Met Film School with short films Ode and Eden, in London, where she currently lives. Eden screened in several 2nd tier international film festivals, won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival, broadcasted on RTP 2 TV - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal - and is currently being distributed by Shorts International.​

Ana has been a part of the jury of European Student Film Festival 2015, Marbella International Film Festival 2016/2017 and Watersprite Film Festival 2017/2019 whilst working as a freelance Script Supervisor. She was represented by Sara Putt Associates as a Script Supervisor, having worked on sets such as iFeatures Perfect 10 and BBC/Amazon Good Omens, working closely with Neil Gaiman and director Douglas Mackinnon.​

She was selected for the 2018 and 2019 BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew and the 2020 Directors UK Inspire programme where she's being mentored by Rose Glass, the director of Saint Maud. Ana is currently distributing her new comedy short film PMS, as well as in pre-production of short drama Do As I Say with producers Andrea Land and Gerry Maguire, whilst developing her debut feature film Mother Nature with Andrew St Maur.

Credits

Eden 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2016

Other Credits

Ode Short Documentary View
Description Year
A short documentary about six artists. A dancer, a painter, a photographer, a writer, an actor and a musician share their struggles and love for a career that is difficult to breakthrough. 2016
I Welcome You to This House Short Drama View
Description Year
Conceptual short film where the rooms in a house are reserved for moments, people and memories of a girl which trigger an inner fight when searching for what makes her truly happy. BA graduation film financed by the Portuguese Cinema and Audiovisual Institute (ICA). 2014
Wordless Short Drama View
Description Year
Zara returns home to find her housemate Sacha with a friend he invited over, a man with whom Zara had a forceful encounter once. Throughout the night she struggles with the idea of expressing her feelings or resigning herself to silence. 2019
PMS Comedy Short Film View
Description Year
Maria is an estate agent struggling to sell an apartment on the day before her period comes. Her impatience builds up to an extreme in a comedic take on what is a normal day for a woman dealing with the cards that her hormonal cycle has dealt. 2020

Non-Directorial Credits

Good Omens View
Description
Additional Photography, Assistant and 2nd Unit Script Supervisor - BBC, Amazon - Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, Writer/Showrunner Neil Gaiman - 2017/2018
Perfect 10 View
Description
Script Supervisor - iFeatures - Directed by Eva Riley, Produced by Bertrand Faivre and Jacob Thomas - 2018
Unknown 9: Awakening View
Description
Script Supervisor - Reflector Entertainment - Motion Capture directed by Damien Goodwin - 2021

Awards

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