Ana Maria Defillo

Ana Maria Defillo is a Caracas-born, Miami-raised, Dominican award-winning writer and producer. In 2023, she was named a Screenwriter to Watch by the Austin Fim Festival. Her high-concept dark comedy pilot, Momentous, won the Rooster Teeth BIPOC Fellowship Award at the 2022 Austin Film Festival.
Before her career in television, she paved her road to hell as a Christian missionary, NYU human rights graduate student, & nonprofit professional. Now she spreads her gospel of cynicism as a comedy writer.
She studied sketch comedy, improv, and satire writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The People’s Improv Theater, and Second City. So yea, she’s heard of Del Close. 
Ana lived on four continents while getting her Masters in Global Affairs from New York University, a graduate certificate in Human Rights from Columbia University, and a B.A in Cinema Studies from the University of Central Florida.

Her TV credits include Desus and Mero on Showtime, The Read on Fuse, and The Vote on PBS. Ana is a proud alum of NHMC’s Series Scriptwriters Program sponsored by Disney/ABC, NBC, and Netflix.