Born in Rio de Janeiro in a French-Portuguese family Ana Maria was raised multi-lingual and multi-cultural. A writer, journalist and filmmaker, she has journeyed to Great Britain, France, Japan, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary and all over the countries of her birth – Brazil – and choice – the United States, where she lived in Los Angeles for two decades.The author of six books – including one of Brazil’s 2006 best sellers, The Seventies Almanac – Ana Maria has written for, among others, the New York Times Syndicate, Escape and Beat, Australia’s The Bulletin, France’s Le Film Français and the UK’s Screen International, of which she was West Coast Bureau Chief for five years.
Besides collaborating for Melissa Bradley’s Indagare.com, she is currently working on the Brazilian edition and translation of Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and the authorized biography of top model mogul John Casablancas. Her next project as a filmmaker is a Brazil-US- Japan co-production.Ana Maria is mainly attracted to the cultural manifestations of a place and its people – be it music, food, visual arts, dance, drama, textiles or film.
Currently in flux, she divides her time between L.A., Rio and wherever her projects and passion take her.