Visual Arts — December 26, 2013 11:57 — 0 Comments

One Super Important Question For Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths is the Seattle film director extraordinaire responsible for films like The Off Hours, Eden, and her newest movie, Lucky Them. She has participated in the Toronto International Film Festival, South By Southwest, Seattle International Film Festival and, of course, Sundance. With the 2014 incarnation of Sundance fast approaching (Jan. 16-26), we wanted to ask Megan One Super Important Question about the make-or-break event. 

Jake Uitti: What is it like, as a movie director, to be heading into the potential mania that is Sundance?

Megan Griffiths: Well, I can answer this in retrospect, as I don’t have a project there this year. In 2011, when The Off Hours was at Sundance, the time leading up to the festival was complete and utter madness. It was all about making sure we were ready–that the film was finished and delivered, the publicist and sales agent were hired, we were advance-screening for the proper press outlets, etc–and making sure the cast and crew who were coming with us were properly taken care of in Park City, UT. My producers and I had been with other projects and really wanted to pay our team back for their efforts on the film by making it as easy and cheap as possible to attend the festival and the film’s premiere. That turned into A LOT of work, but ultimately was very worth it as I saw supportive Seattlites at every turn during my very stressful week at the festival.


Jake Uitti is a founding editor of The Monarch Review.

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