Born in San Francisco to an Austrian mother and Uruguayan father, Fiona spent her childhood growing up in São Paulo, Brazil then Miami. During her studies at Dartmouth College, she had the chance to live and study in Morocco, Rome, and Paris. Upon working as an intern at a French production company, Bonne Pioche Productions, she decided to make a short documentary about tango and apply to film school. During her studies as a graduate student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts film program, she was awarded the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema Scholarship. She just completed her first feature documentary, The Dhows of Dubai, which was awarded the Alan Landsburg Documentary Production Award and the Lora Hays Award for Documentary Editing, and which has been accepted into the 2019 Visions du Réel Media Library. She’s currently writing her first narrative feature, Maki in Paris. In addition to working on her own projects, Fiona freelances as a filmmaker for companies including Food52, Condé Nast, and IDEO and has worked on commercials and branded content for clients including Nike, Foot Locker, Mercedes-AMG, L’Oreal, Lagostina, Braun, Home Depot, and Brooks Running. In addition, Fiona is a member of BAFTA New York.
Photo by Marie C.