Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths is an independent director, writer and producer. Her most recent film, Lucky Them (starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and Johnny Depp), premiered at Toronto in 2013 and was released by IFC. Her previous film, Eden, premiered at SXSW 2012, where it won the Audience and Emergent Female Director awards and was picked up by Phase 4. Prior to that, Megan’s film The Off Hours, premiered at Sundance in 2011, received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for cinematography, and secured distribution through Film Movement.

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Talks

Escaping Escapism, Or How Political Movies Helped Me Find Hope Again

By Megan Griffiths | April 20, 2017

Escaping Escapism, Or How Political Movies Helped Me Find Hope Again

The Seattle-based writer-director fights her post-election malaise by watching everything from A Face in the Crowd to Falling Down.

I Wasn’t Hired to Direct Into the Forest – Here’s What I Thought of the Film

By Megan Griffiths | August 25, 2016

I Wasn’t Hired to Direct Into the Forest – Here’s What I Thought of the Film

Writer-director Megan Griffiths shares a unique perspective on the experience of watching a film you were considered for, but did not get.

Captain Fantastic and the Question of Role Models

By Megan Griffiths | July 18, 2016

Captain Fantastic and the Question of Role Models

Writer-director Megan Griffiths on Matt Ross' family drama Captain Fantastic, how to raise kids right, and her late mother.

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 22, 2016

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

Talkhouse Film contributors dig around on IMDb, Amazon, Netflix and more to find the most hilariously outspoken takes on their movies.

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 22, 2016

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

Talkhouse Film contributors dig around on IMDb, Amazon, Netflix and more to find the most hilariously outspoken takes on their movies.

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl

By Megan Griffiths | January 12, 2016

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl

A period coming-of-age dramedy, Heller's debut feature is a portrait of adolescence femininity that embraces complexity.

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms

By Megan Griffiths | October 29, 2015

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms

A filmmaker who grew up a fan of the original cartoon series finds a disappointing vision presented in its big-screen remake.

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice

By Megan Griffiths | April 22, 2015

Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) Talks Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice

At a time when dramas are no longer in vogue in Hollywood, indie film is where the great movies are being made about the complexities of human life.