Maria Olsen

Maria Olsen

MOnsterworks66
Actor, Casting Director, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
January 2012
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About Maria

ACTING BIO

Maria Olsen came to America in January 2005 and hasn't taken time to breath since she got here. In eight short years she has performed in 15 stage plays (including one Off-Broadway), directed 3 plays, written and directed her own play and first feature film, shot at least 40 feature films, 70 shorts, 10 web series, 10 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 Lost Time, Starry Eyes and African Gothic are currently collecting awards on the festival circuit, while The Haunting of Whaley House, Dragonquest, Die-ner (Get It?), Alone Together, Folklore, Vile, 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 Christopher Aldell’s Cockroaches, Mark Edwin Robinson’s The Levenger Tapes, Full Moon Features Trophy Heads, Sixto Melendez’s The Conduit, Tara Cardinal’s The Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation, Dennis Ho’s A Better Place and Bert Havird’s Reunion, which she also co-produced. Future projects include Craig Ouellette’s road-trip horror Straight On Till Morning as well as the supernatural thriller Agoraphobia, to be helmed by Lou Simon, and the psychological thriller Gore Orphanage from Cody Knotts and Emily Lapisardi. Thanks must go to her amazing agents and managers, especially Bonnie Howard and Ileane Rusch, for wanting to represent her and doing it so well. Olsen also owns the ultra-cool production company MOnsterworks66, producer of features such as Brandon Scullion’s Live in Fear, Randal Kamradt Jr’s Faraway, Eric Michael Kochmer’s Way Down In Chinatown, Phil Condit’s Happy Ending and Christopher Dye’s Something Sinister, TV/web-series such as Edward Payson’s Sunday Night Slaughters and Patrick Griffin’s Our Zombie Mother and the podcast/radio show Barry Morgan’s 1313 Blood Lane.

PRODUCING BIO

Maria Olsen of MOnsterworks66 moved into production in late 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. Producing one short film, Life is a Lottery, which is presently making its rounds on the festival circuit and co-producing six feature films and two web/tv series, MO66 is busily making a name for itself as one of the fastest growing production companies out there today. Of the six features, Reunion and The Road Killer are still shooting, Something Sinister is almost out of post-production, Way Down in Chinatown and Faraway recently premiered at The Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles and in Biliran Province in The Philippines respectively and Live-in Fear is out of post and looking for distribution. As far as the web/tv-series are concerned, Sunday Night Slaughters will soon shoot its third episode, while Our Zombie Mother is presently premiering its promo trailers with its pilot episode in post-production. Olsen and MO66 are also slated to co-produce the further features Slash, Squeal: Blood Harvest, Happy Ending, Blood Angel and LoveTouchHate. MO66 has also recently optioned the feature drama Cruel Summer and the psychological thriller The Note, and these two projects are presently in development.
Olsen originally started MO66 as a “production liaison” company that specializes in connecting people so that movies can get made, and, to this day, she loves to connect people looking for certain talents with people possessing those talents. Possibly the most obvious way that this gets done is through casting, and MO66 / Olsen has acted as Casting Director / Casting Associate on several features, web-series, shorts and staged feature script readings.
MO66 continues to grow and Olsen firmly believes that we are all only limited by the limits of our imaginations.

Credits

  •  Darkening Sky

    Darkening Sky (2012)
    Film (short) by Victor Bornia Lola

  • The Way We Are

    The Way We Are (2012)
    Film (short) by John Kenney

  • The Living Corpse 

    The Living Corpse  (2012)
    Film (short) by Justin Paul Ritter Mika's Mother  

  • Chrysalis

    Chrysalis (2012)
    Film by Paris Bauldwin Women

  • cockroaches

    cockroaches (2012)
    by Christoffer Aldell Susan

  • Folklore

    Folklore (2012)
    Television by Justin Calen Chenn Eatha Haemm

  • Before I Die  

    Before I Die   (2012)
    Film by Anthony Mehlhaff Zombie

  • Lot Lizard

    Lot Lizard (2012)
    Film by Rob Brownstein Lady C

  •  African Gothic

    African Gothic (2012)
    Film (short) by Gabriel Bologna Mother

  • Chrysalis

    Chrysalis (2012)
    Film by Paris Bauldwin woman

  • Welcome to Paradise

    Welcome to Paradise (2012)
    Film by Audrey Evans Warden Davis

  • The Road Killer

    The Road Killer (2012)
    Film by Jon Craig Lilith Meyers

  • Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope

    Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope (2012)
    Film by Mauro Murphy Mevrouw Van Der Heuvel (as Maria de Boer)  

  • Bunnyman 2

    Bunnyman 2 (2012)
    Film by Carl Lindbergh Bus Driver

  •  The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem (2012)
    Film by Rob Zombie Dream Sequence Woman  

  • The Levenger Tapes

    The Levenger Tapes (2011)
    Film by Mark Edwin Robinson Screaming Lady

  • Payback Jack

    Payback Jack (2011)
    Film by Brannon Bates Hillary

  • The Black Guitar

    The Black Guitar (2011)
    Film by Brandon Scullion Mother

  • Papa Zeus

    Papa Zeus (2011)
    Film by Rick Almada Inst. Marie Antouinette

  •  The Gift

    The Gift (2011)
    Video by Joseph Guzman Gretta

  •  Sold

    Sold (2011)
    Film (short) by John Robinson Irwin Ruthy

  • Manny's Obituary

    Manny's Obituary (2011)
    Film (short) by Andre Wacemberg DetectiveTammy Hill

  • Vile

    Vile (2011)
    Film by Taylor Sheridan Woman on TV

  • The Realm

    The Realm (2011)
    Film Zahmir

  • DisOrientation

    DisOrientation (2011)
    Film by Russell Whaley Mrs. Bryer

  • The Mudman

    The Mudman (2011)
    Film (short) by Timothy Curley Sophomore

  •  Curtain

    Curtain (2011)
    Television by Dennis Widmyer Succubus

  • 2011 Hollywood Inc. (TV series)

    2011 Hollywood Inc. (TV series) (2011)
    Film (short) Jane / Funky Lady – Legal Ease … Jane – Survival Job … Funky Lady – Til Death … Jane

  • Dark Hearts

    Dark Hearts (2011)
    Film by Rudolf Buitendach Crack Whore Girlfriend  

  • A.B.S

    A.B.S (2011)
    Film by Brighid Fleming Madam Vladimer

  • Paranormal Activity 3

    Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
    Film by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Creepy Woman

  • Embers of the Sky

    Embers of the Sky (2010)
    Film by Justin Calen Chenn Sessa D/Nassi Doran (segment "The Reve, A Song For Swan")  

  • The Bork  

    The Bork   (2010)
    Film (short) by Bob Molinari , David Molinari Ophy Bork  

  • Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell

    Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell (2010)
    Film by Ben Lupinetti Jezebel

  • Comedy Traffic School

    Comedy Traffic School (2010)
    Film by Scott F. Evans Jane

  • Ijé

    Ijé (2010)
    Film (short) by Chineze Anyaene Corrections Officer  

  • Renegades

    Renegades (2010)
    Film (short) by Jim Hosking Prostitute

  •  Infernum (short)

    Infernum (short) (2010)
    Film (short) by Ted Marcus Hag

  • Family Virtues

    Family Virtues (2010)
    Film (short) by Christoffer Aldell Susan

  • Alice Ascends

    Alice Ascends (2010)
    Film (short) by Christoffer Aldell Foster Mother

  • Viva Castrama

    Viva Castrama (2010)
    Film (short) by Jackie Di Crystal Guard Rubistky

  •  Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
    Film by Chris Columbus Mrs. Dodds / Fury  

  • Life Between Interviews

    Life Between Interviews (2009)
    Film (short) by Russell Whaley Therapist

  • The Sirens

    The Sirens (2009)
    Video by Sarah Adina Smith Caretaker 1  

  • 2009 The Other Cheek

    2009 The Other Cheek (2009)
    Film by Cat Youell Mrs. Gloucester

  • Undying Love

    Undying Love (2009)
    Film (short) by Brian Halopoff Zombie

  • 2009 Die-ner (Get It?)

    2009 Die-ner (Get It?) (2009)
    Film (short) by Patrick Horvath Rose

  • Mansfield Path

    Mansfield Path (2009)
    Film (short) by Samuel N. Benavides Postle's Mother

  • Dead Game

    Dead Game (2009)
    Film by Richard Bluth Blind Woman

  • Dragonquest

    Dragonquest (2009)
    Film (short) by Mark Atkins Hedona

  • Before We Close It

    Before We Close It (2009)
    Film (short) by Claudia Damasceno Mrs. Thompson

  • Morbid: A Love Story

    Morbid: A Love Story (2009)
    Film (short) by Edward Payson Homeless Woman

  • Step Seven

    Step Seven (2009)
    Film by Chris Luccy Deb/Mary

  • Sin by Silence

    Sin by Silence (2009)
    Video by NicK Paul White The Wife

  • Alone Together

    Alone Together (2009)
    Film by Randal Kamradt Narrator (voice)  

  • Humanity's End

    Humanity's End (2009)
    Film by Neil Johnson Sarah 419

  • Sheliter

    Sheliter (2009)
    Film by Dan Donley Nurse

  • Blue Like the Morning

    Blue Like the Morning (2009)
    Film (short) by Melanie Jones Zahara

  •  A Gothic Tale

    A Gothic Tale (2009)
    Film (short) by Justin Paul Ritter Dorothy Heim

  • Carly Comes Home

    Carly Comes Home (2009)
    Film (short) by Harut Akopyan Victim on Wall

  • Longwinded

    Longwinded (2008)
    Film by Alex Grossman Woman in Grocery Store  

  • Where the Rocks Meet the Shrubs

    Where the Rocks Meet the Shrubs (2008)
    Film (short) by Eric Soth Mother

  •  Sam Hell

    Sam Hell (2008)
    Film by Michael Bayouth Nurse Kelly (as Maria de Boer)  

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