Ana Pio is a film director who studied Music, specializing in piano, from the age of 10. She directed and produced her debut short film in 2014, I Welcome You to This House, financed by the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.
In 2015, she specialized in Directing by completing Ode and Eden during her Masters at Met Film School, in London, where she currently lives. Eden screened in several 2nd tier international film festivals, won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival and is currently being distributed by Shorts International.
Ana has been a part of the jury of European Student Film Festival 2015, Marbella International Film Festival 2016/2017 and Watersprite Film Festival 2017/2019 whilst working as a freelance Script Supervisor. She was represented by Sara Putt Associates as a Script Supervisor, having worked on sets such as iFeatures Perfect 10 and BBC/Amazon Good Omens, working closely with Neil Gaiman and director Douglas Mackinnon.
She was selected for the 2018 and 2019 BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew and the 2020 Directors UK Inspire programme where she's being mentored by Rose Glass, the director of Saint Maud. Ana is currently distributing her new comedy short film PMS, as well as in pre-production of short drama Do As I Say with producers Andrea Land and Gerry Maguire, whilst developing her debut feature film Mother Nature with Andrew St Maur.