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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.

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