Ana Pio is a film director who studied Music from the age of 10.
She pursued her studies in Cinema at University of Beira Interior in Portugal, complemented with a semester at University of Lincoln, where she had her first contact with the film industry as a sound recordist and editor.
She directed and produced her debut short film, in 2014, I Welcome You to This House, funded by the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.
In 2015, she specialized in Directing by completing Ode and Eden during her Masters at Met Film School, in London, where she currently lives. Eden screened in over 25 international film festivals, won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival and is currently being distributed by Shorts International.
Ana has been a part of the jury of the 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 selected for the 2017 Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme and the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2018 and 2019.
Ana is currently in post production her new short film PMS whilst developing her debut feature film Mother Nature.


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
Additional Photography, Assistant and 2nd Unit Script Supervisor - BBC, Amazon - Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, Writer/Showrunner Neil Gaiman - 2017/2018
Perfect 10 View
Script Supervisor - iFeatures - Directed by Eva Riley, Produced by Bertrand Faivre and Jacob Thomas - 2018


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