IU CINEMA: "Megan Griffiths Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program"
- September 1, 2017
- Indiana University Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
- Free, no ticket required
Megan Griffiths is a writer/director working in film and television. She recently directed two episodes of the Duplass Brothers’ HBO anthology series Room 104. Prior to this, Griffiths completed the thriller The Night Stalker, which she wrote and directed, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as serial killer Richard Ramirez. Her film Lucky Them, starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, and Johnny Depp, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. Griffiths’ film Eden was a breakout at SXSW 2012, winning the Emergent Narrative Director Award, and the Audience Award for Narrative Feature, as well as a Special Jury Prize for lead actress Jamie Chung. Griffiths’ debut feature The Off Hours premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Additionally, Griffiths has produced several other projects, including Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister and the Sundance absurdist buddy comedy The Catechism Cataclysm. She and Shelton also co-wrote a feature for “This American Life,” and together, with producer Gregg Fienberg, sold an original pitch to HBO. In her adopted hometown of Seattle, Griffiths was honored with the 2012 Stranger Genius Award for Film, named the 2013 City Arts Film Artist of the Year, and received the 2015 Seattle Mayor’s Award for Film. She serves on the board of the Northwest Film Forum and is an advocate for sustainable film production. Griffiths is currently completing her sixth feature film, Sadie, due for release in 2018.