She began her directing career at the age of 22 with a short film about Burlesque stripper Dita Von Teese, which aired on the Discovery Channel to wide acclaim. Her initial success quickly led to a second documentary for the Discovery Channel about the famous German neo-expressionist painter Rainer Fetting and eight films for Land Rover shot in locations as diverse as the Mojave Desert, Hollywood, Slovenia, and the wilds of Warwickshire. In early 2011 Cristiana shot back to back jobs including the Adidas F50 spot for Sid Lee with football star Lionel Messi. It was released on TV across Europe and the US. Cristiana’s most recent project for Citroen featuring the Arsenal Football team and the English National Ballet has received over a million hits on YouTube.