Maria Courtial is co-founder, producer and managing director of Faber Courtial, one of Germany’s leading VR and VFX studios.
Having been awarded during her study, Maria graduated in Industrial Design and went on to found Faber Courtial, together with her husband Joerg, in 1998. She is taking charge of project conception, as well as, consulting with clients on all creative matters.
Since 2014, Maria’s main role at Faber Courtial is as the producer for the company’s successful VR films. In this position, she coordinates and influences the whole development process: dealing with artistic, technical and administrative challenges.
The creation of VR film content became more and more a matter of heart to her. Right from the beginning of each project, she is working closely together with husband and director Joerg, "shaping" new groundbreaking VR experiences. Both are fascinated of VR’s infinite possibilities and their films are quite often the result of passionate debates.
This “passion” to produce “the best that’s possible” has been part of their business philosophy ever since: when starting “Faber Courtial” over 20 years ago, the objective of the two founders was to bring more emotion and fascination to the hitherto drab world of 3D animation. Soon they were assigned with the production of high-profile VFX projects for TV documentaries and exhibitions and - finally - VR films. Since then, they are constantly trying to set high standards in VR storytelling, VR production and the implementation of the latest VR techniques.