MAURA ANDERSON has worked in independent film production since 2006. In 2012 she line produced BAD SAMARITANS and produced two seasons of the web series SUIT UP for Fox Digital. She made the shift to directing in 2015 when her short The Mess played at the Palm Springs International film market and at Napa Valley Film Festival in the fall. HEARTLAND is her feature directorial debut. It premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in March 2016 and won the Audience Award for Narrative Drama.