Meet the Directors

MARIA LIATIS, Director/Writer

Maria Liatis is a working actress and acting coach in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Theater. She is represented by People Store Agency.

Maria was an acting coach at The Actor's Scene for 7 years. Currently, she is the Education Director for Sketchworks Comedy, where she can also be seen in live sketch shows and filmed sketches. She was a Producer and 1st AD for the mockumentary short film “34 Inches,” the Executive Producer of the feature film Go Mad and Mark, and the writer and director for the short film “Shell” set to premiere Winter 2020. For more, check her out on instagram @marialiatis, IMDB, Actor’s Access, Facebook, and


Michael Gorgoglione started his filmmaking career in Chicago studying sketch and improv comedy at The Second City and I/O. Currently he lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he does a variety of freelance work including narrative films, documentaries, advertisements, sizzle reels and commercials. He has worked from clients ranging from the Small Business Administration to Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).

Michael was the Writer, Director and DP for the experimental feature film Go Mad and Mark which is currently being distributed through Amazon. He is also the DP for the short film Shell set to premiere Winter 2020. He has appeared on The Kelly Talk Show and has a write up in VoyageATL magazine. For more info about Michael, check out

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