Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Anita Rocha da Silveira has written and directed three short- films: "The Noon Vampire" (2008), "Handball" (2010, FIPRESCI Award at the Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen), and "The Living Dead "(2012, Directors' Fortnight). Her first feature "Kill me Please" (2015) premiered at the Orizzonti section at Venice International Film Festival, and was awarded with the Bisato d'Oro for Best Group Performance, given by independent Italian critics, Best Director and Best Actress at Rio Int. Film Festival, and Best Film at Cali Int. Film Festival. The film was also presented at New Directors/New Films, SXSW, Bafici, Indie Lisboa, Filmfest München, Gotebörg FF, Cartagena IFF, AFI Fest, La Roche-sur-Yon IFF, among others. Medusa is Anita's second feature and is part of the 2021 Director's Fortnight selection in Cannes.