Maria Caruana Galizia

Founder & Producer
Candle & Bell

Maria is an award-winning producer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She studied at the New York Film Academy and the SAE Institute in Glasgow before beginning her career as an assistant editor for Scottish Television, working on the channel’s longest running series, Taggart. She then went on to work freelance on productions including Agora, Moby Dick, Game of Thrones and Sinbad.

In 2013 she founded Candle & Bell Limited, a production company dedicated to working with filmmakers from the North East to create powerful and original cinematic works. Through Candle & Bell, Maria has produced a number of award winning short films and currently has a slate of feature films in development.

In 2017, Candle & Bell was named in Creative England 50, a list identifying the 50 best emerging creative companies in England.