Maria Caruana Galizia

Candle & Bell

Maria Caruana Galizia is a producer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2013 she set up Candle & Bell with the purpose of working with regional and BAME filmmakers. In 2017 Candle & Bell was named one of the top 50 Emerging Creative Companies in England, by Creative England.

Maria has produced 11 short films, including the BIFA long listed “A Six and Two Threes” by Andy Berriman, the BAFTA long-listed “Mordechai” by Benjamin Bee, and the RTS Award Winning “They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy” by Saeed Taji Farouky. She currently has a number of feature films in development, including “Marwell” with Benjamin Bee that was developed with the Venice Biennale Cinema College.