Rosenblum, born and raised on the Lower East
Side of Manhattan, attended Bennington
College where she received her Bachelor of
Arts in Acting and Lighting Design. She is
now completing her third year at UCLA's
graduate department of Theater, Film and
Television for directing.
As an actress, Maria starred in Oldcastle
Theatre Company's Dancing at Lugnusa and
Postmortem as well as many other plays. Some
of her most noted lighting designs were of
Sweet Talk, K2, Redwood Curtain and Judevine.
While in Graduate school she has written,
directed, edited and produced five films:
Spit a tea party gone bad; Neutron Girl a
day in the life of a super hero; Couch Lips
a young girl's realization that there is a
difference between art and function; Dog
Days an experimental short about a woman,
her dog, a deserted road, an overheating
radiator, and a mass murder; and Railroad a
painter, who is unable to deal with his
past, tries to communicate with those who
inhabit the "real world "
Maria is completing her thesis script Pole
to be shot in the summer of 2002 and working
on a feature length script that she will
direct shortly after. She is the proud
recipient of the 2001 Jim Morrison Award and
the 2000 Motion Picture Association of
America Award. She is honored to have been
chosen for the 2001 Caucus Grant.