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Megan Griffiths – Pitch Session


Penington A May 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer in the independent film community for over a decade. Her most recent feature is The Night Stalker, which stars Lou Diamond Phillips as famed serial killer Richard Ramirez alongside Bellamy Young as a defense lawyer who visits Ramirez on death row to elicit a confession. The film premiered on Lifetime Television in 2016.

Megan has produced such projects as 2011 Sundance absurdist buddy comedy, The Catechism Cataclysm, and 2006 Slamdance Special Jury prize-winner, The Guatemalan Handshake. She was a co-producer on Lynn Shelton’s film Your Sister’s Sister (starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt and Mark Duplass) and on the acclaimed 2007 Sundance documentary, Zoo. She is also a producer on the upcoming Todd Rohal film Sweet Cheeks.

Megan received her MFA in Film Production from the Ohio University School of Film. While in school Megan wrote and directed three award-winning student films including not Waving but Drowning, a 2001 Student Academy Award nominee. Megan directed her first feature, First Aid for Choking, in 2003, and has since written and directed two narrative shorts, Moving (starring Lynn Shelton) and Eros (starring Sean Nelson), and a short documentary on Seattle indie radio station KEXP for MTV.com.

Megan has won a Stranger Genius Award, a Seattle Mayor’s Award for Film, and was named a City Arts artist of the year. She also serves on the board of the Northwest Film Forum and is an active advocate for sustainable production.