Michele Meek

Michele Meek

Director

Other Roles: Independent Filmmaker

Areas of Focus: Documentaries, Shorts

Website: https://michelemeek.com

Biography

Director/Writer Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder of NewEnglandFilm.com. Michele has directed numerous award-winning short films, including Imagine Kolle 37 (2017) and Red Sneakers (2008), and she worked as associate producer on the documentary feature Salvage (2019), which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In addition, she is an accomplished author, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her most recent books include Independent Female Filmmakers (2019) and The Mastermind Failure Club (2020). She presented a TEDx talk “Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction, and her book Consent Culture and Teen Films is forthcoming in 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has written for Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Salon.com, Moviemaker Magazine, among others.

Director/Writer Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder of NewEnglandFilm.com. Michele has directed numerous award-winning short films, including Imagine Kolle 37 (2017) and Red Sneakers (2008), and she worked as associate producer on the documentary feature Salvage (2019), which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In addition, she is an accomplished author, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her most recent books include Independent Female Filmmakers (2019) and The Mastermind Failure Club (2020). She presented a TEDx talk “Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction, and her book Consent Culture and Teen Films is forthcoming in 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has written for Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Salon.com, Moviemaker Magazine, among others.

Director/Writer Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder of NewEnglandFilm.com. Michele has directed numerous award-winning short films, including Imagine Kolle 37 (2017) and Red Sneakers (2008), and she worked as associate producer on the documentary feature Salvage (2019), which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In addition, she is an accomplished author, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her most recent books include Independent Female Filmmakers (2019) and The Mastermind Failure Club (2020). She presented a TEDx talk “Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction, and her book Consent Culture and Teen Films is forthcoming in 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has written for Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Salon.com, Moviemaker Magazine, among others.

Director/Writer Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder of NewEnglandFilm.com. Michele has directed numerous award-winning short films, including Imagine Kolle 37 (2017) and Red Sneakers (2008), and she worked as associate producer on the documentary feature Salvage (2019), which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In addition, she is an accomplished author, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her most recent books include Independent Female Filmmakers (2019) and The Mastermind Failure Club (2020). She presented a TEDx talk “Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction, and her book Consent Culture and Teen Films is forthcoming in 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has written for Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Salon.com, Moviemaker Magazine, among others.

 
 

Films

Imagine Kolle 37 (2017)

Role: Director

Imagine Kolle 37 is a short film about two girls who imagine their way through a real adventure playground—Abenteurlicher Bauspielplatz Kolle 37—in Berlin, Germany. A “hybrid” film that mixes narrative, documentary, and animation, Imagine Kolle 37 evokes the question—can we, as Americans today, imagine Kolle 37, a real children’s playground in Berlin where children build and climb three-story wooden structures; make fires; and use hammers, saws, and axes?

Through the exploration of the girls in the space and an interview with a playworker, the film evokes thoughts about childhood, risk, and play—and it encourages us to contemplate how such beliefs shift across cultures and eras.

Imagine Kolle 37 has screened at museums including the Institute of Contemporary Art; festivals including IFFBoston, Free Range Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival; and at universities, schools, and venues across the world.

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Red Sneakers (2008)

Role: Director

Red Sneakers is an award-winning short film about nine-year-old Cassie and her little brother Tommy who go through a series of after-school babysitters leaving their frazzled working mom with few options. When they wind up at the apartment of Mrs. Feinstein, who goes to great lengths to keep her spoiled son separate from the other kids, Cassie finds a way to pay back the shoddy treatment.

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Bubble Gum Ice Cream (2012)

Role: Director

Five-year-old girl Mimi has two problems: her mother won’t let her order bubble gum ice cream, and she doesn’t like her mother’s new fiancé. With the advice of “Dear Alice,” she just might find a way to “kill two birds with one stone.” This film is currently for private viewing only, so if you’d like to see it, please contact Michele.