Meet the alumni: Megan K. Fox, MA Directing, nominated for ‘Best Producer’ at the BFI Future Film Festival
We caught up with Megan K. Fox, a recent graduate of our MA Directing course, who has been busy working on an array of successful projects, and has just been nominated for the ‘Best Producer’ award at the prestigious BFI Future Film Festival. Read her interview below to find out what she liked about her time at Met and what her future plans are now:
What did you study before Met Film School?
I did my BA in Film, Literature and Drama at home in Dublin before moving to London to pursue the Masters. It was great to get a firm knowledge and understanding of film theory before taking on a practical course.
What was the highlight of your course?
The moving camera exercise was my favourite module because we got to collaborate with the other MA disciplines. I think the most important thing to take away from the course is the professional contacts that you make and working relationships that you form.
Are there specific attributes that you think people need to have to take the course?
To take the course or simply to pursue a career in filmmaking in any real sense people need to have a lot of determination and discipline. Above all else I think the most important thing that people taking the course need is a pro-active attitude. It’s a lot more about what you are willing to put in and how hard you are going to work towards your goals than what you expect to get out of it.
What projects have you been involved in/ worked on since Met?
Since graduating last March I’ve made a music video and two short films. One of these shorts (Slow Down) was made within 60 hours for a worldwide film challenge put forward by Colchester Film Festival, where we were delighted to win the overall prize ‘Best 60 Hour Film’. This short has earned me a nomination for Best Producer at the BFI Future Film Festival, where it will be screening at the BFI Southbank in February. I also wrote and sold my first feature length script in December; a period road movie based on events surrounding the Irish Easter Rising in 1916. The producers are hoping to have this project ready to go into production in 2017, as far as I am aware.
What are your future plans?
I am being supported through the development process for my first feature film by Corona Pictures at the moment, so my main concern is getting the script finished and polished up for that so we can start the pre-production process. I have a few more idea’s for shorts up my sleeve that I may pursue later this year if I have the time, but at the moment getting the ball rolling on my feature is the primary goal.