WELCOME to Women in Film and Media Colorado (WIFMCO)! Our organization is dedicated to the advancement of all women working in the film, television, multi-media, web and video game industries in Colorado. Through educational panels, networking events, a newsletter, contests and more, we hope to connect, empower, educate and support all female media makers and help to elevate the Colorado media industry overall.
Our events are open to everyone. Membership in our organization is open to anyone who identifies as a woman who works in media in the state of Colorado and men in Colorado who support the advancement of women as media makers.
We received 501c3 status in March of 2017, and are now an official chapter of Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI), the parent organization for all Women in Film chapters. This will connect our members with even more resources to advance their careers in the industry.
We look forward to meeting YOU at our next event. Please explore the website to learn more about our mission, the board, upcoming events, membership benefits and opportunities to get involved. WIFMCO can only be a success with your participation and enthusiasm, so we invite you to join us in making Colorado an amazing place for women mediamakers to work, live and create!
Phone: (720) 778-1738 Email: Info@WIFMCO.org
A: Currently, I work in long-form documentaries with my business partner, Donna Musil and cinematographer Aidan McCarthy in Blind Turtle Productions. We are a small, independent non-profit mainly working on films that explore and expose fundamental societal issues and flaws.
Q: Tell us about your journey thus far in your career? Did you study? If so, where or are you still in school?
A: I quit working as a forensic investigator for the government for 15+ years to pursue my dream of screenwriting and filmmaking. I’ve been working with Donna for the last 2 years. I have almost completed my Master’s in Screenwriting from National University but have taken a break to get our current film out. (Please – gods – let it be finished this year.)
Q: What was your inspiration to get into this industry? Do you have any mentors you want to mention?
A: I’ve always been the storyteller and comedian of my group of friends or co-workers so I think my tendency towards exaggeration, humor, and storytelling plays better in this field than in government work. Donna Musil has been a great mentor and friend, I’m fairly new to the industry. If anyone else is willing to adopt me, I’ll gladly be taken in though!
Q: Tell us about your favorite project you’ve worked on? Any takeaways?
A: I do love our current film we’ve been working on, Strangled. It’s about serial sexual killings in Georgia in the late 1970s and the conviction of a hustler-type African American and the 30 years since then. This film has truly made me doubt the value of all of my training and even my graduate degree in Forensic Science and shaded my faith in the criminal justice system.
Q: Any projects coming up?
A: We’ve got another film in the hopper when this wraps, can’t wait.
Q: What are your hopes for the film, television, and media scene in Colorado?
A: I’d love to be more involved and meet other writers, especially comedy writers. I’d love to see Colorado become more like Atlanta with its thriving tv/filmmaking scene.
Q: Any advice/wisdom to fellow actors, filmmakers, writers etc?
A: I’m the last person you should ask since I’m an old newcomer. But if I had to choose – there’s no time like the present.Follow Megan (Meg) on Twitter: @ecco_meg