GRETL CLAGGETT is an award-winning writer, director and filmmaker. Her first film "Happy Hour" — narrated by Julianne Moore — is based on a poem from her book "Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged." She recently wrote and directed Sony's first-ever 4K 360° cinematic music video, which premiered at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and will be featured this spring at SXSW. A former actress, Gretl holds MFAs in poetry, creative nonfiction and theater — respectively from Sarah Lawrence College, Goucher College and WIU. Gretl's articles have been featured in 'The Daily Beast,' 'The Good Men Project,' 'Head Butler,' 'The Nervous Breakdown' and 'She Writes.' When not developing her own projects, Gretl works as a writer and creative director of large corporate shows, in which she combines cutting-edge technology, multimedia and "live" performance to tell stories that entertain and educate. Gretl is currently at work on a novel and a featurette called "The Storm Chaser."
Film (short) by Culture Catalyst Writer, Director, Producer
Award of Distinction (Williamsburg Independent Film Festival)
Maverick Movie Awards Finalist (for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actress)
Excellence in Cinematography: Short Form (International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts)