Meet Maria Berns, a Triality writer from Mexico
Where do you write?
I usually write in my studio listening to street sellers and my neighbours and passers-by. I also like to write in public spaces which inspire me with their movement, people, sounds and colours.
Which screenwriters are you most inspired by?
I am inspired by a diverse array of writers from all over the world, from JM Coetzee to Paul Auster and Witold Grombowiezs.
What’s your proudest moment as a writer?
I guess that moment in my writing projects where I build something that makes me fall. These include sequences of scripts, chapters of a novel, a short story, or a poem.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a transmedia sci-fi film project called Chimera.
What made you want to write in the first place?
It's a way to investigate and learn about things I know nothing about. And to get into people´s lives without their permission!
What are your favourite films/tv series?
Many, especially those beautifully written, that are just on the edge of everything, those that produce precious moments and recognition of our own significant / /insignificance.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Walk, in fact walking is another way of writing.
What sort of characters interest you?
Those I don´t understand.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Wherever there is a river.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?
Building roads and sewing dresses.