Megan Brotherton is a Los Angeles based director and writer who is known for her ability to work fluidly with improvisors and comedians, while never losing site of story. She earned her MFA in Acting at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, which included a 3-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. She writes and performs sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and directs shorts for Funny Or Die.
Megan's short films EVERYBODY DOES IT and BUTTERCUP have earned rave reviews and awards including Audience Choice, Best Comedy, and Best Narrative Short. BUTTERCUP was also selected as one of nine films to tour the US and Canada as part of LunaFest and one of five films selected to screen in Beijing.
Megan recently completed a PSA for Access Books as part of Women In Film's PSA Program, a program that selects two female directors to be mentored by executives from major commercial production houses in LA.
Megan's other work includes a pilot that she wrote and directed called LAST NIGHT, a short documentary about a Ugandan olympic athlete, seasons 1 & 2 of GOLDEN CALIFORNIA, and several online commercials. You can view some of Megan's comedy videos at: www.meganbrotherton.com or www.funnyordie.com/megbro.
Name: Megan Brotherton
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and Voice Actor
Best Narrative Short
Best Idaho Short
Funny or Die Top 10 of 2017
Flip the Script
Television (Comedy) Actress Flip The Script is a comedic web series that does just that on the issues of gender parity and representation within the entertainment industry.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress As Maggie struggles with her mother's death a surprise visitor helps her find joy again.
Quiet Things No One Sees
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A social commentary on the low-income class of the U.S. seen through the eyes of an 18-year old Hispanic girl trying to keep her father on healthcare.
Film (Short and Drama) Director When a mother and daughter's relationship is tested, a special recipe proves to be more than just a treat.
Television (Comedy) Actress Out of a job, baking wiz Julie moves in with her business-savvy cousin, Angela. Desperate to make money, she agrees to sell weed edibles, under the guidance of their neighbor Jan, an old-school stoner.
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Actress A young girl escapes the oppression of her alcoholic mother with the help of her best friend, the monster who lives under her bed.
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A casual text from her boyfriend brings a woman to her knees. Selfie-it's not as easy as you think.
Everybody Does It
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A young woman searches for her own orgasm.
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Police officer Tim Murphy is the best negotiator the department has to offer, until his overconfidence gets the best of him. After screwing up one to many times, Murphy must fight for his job, his love, and his father's legacy in this dark, 80s-style cop comedy.
Elvis the Cat
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actress Teddy is late for his dream date, which doesn't go as planned, but is still simply perfect.
It's a Wonderful Wonderful Life
Video (Short and Comedy) Actress George is sick of seeing the film It's A Wonderful Life on every channel this time of year. He wishes the film was never made. An angel appears and grants him that wish. He discovers how horrible the world would be if the film It's A Wonderful Life never existed in the first place.
Film (Drama) Actress A lonely interior decorator with a history of delusions falls for a dashing stranger who may or may not be real. The film ponders the depths of human loss, the fragile framework of the human mind, and the road to emotional and spiritual healing. Written by Lisa Boore Lambert
After Her Birthday
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Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress With an overbearing sister who insists he needs to be a responsible adult and make an 'earthquake kit' and a strained relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Andrew decides to stop being passive and get away from it all - only to find even more emptiness in freedom. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress Jon's mother has just died. She was the sweetest, most gentle woman anyone had ever met, and everyone loved her. But now Jon must fulfill her final wish: to have her body fired out of a cannon into the sea.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A mother struggles with her duties as a wife to her husband, her duties as a woman of Christian faith, and her duties as a mother when she finds out that her son is gay and was beaten and raped.
Film (Short, Action and Adventure) Actress Alex Mason is one of the world's best secret agents. He's also never been very good with women. His controlling and conniving girlfriend, Monica, is the best he's been able to do. While on a mission to stop an arms dealer, she accuses him (incorrectly) of infidelity for the last time, and he breaks up with her. As she exacts her revenge, Monica discovers Alex's true occupation as a spy and decides the best payback is to blow his cover to the arms dealer who is now looking for him. Espionage is a bitch. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Short and Drama) Actress "Proverbia" tells the story of Catherine, who moves to a quiet, suburban town to escape the busy life in the city and start a new chapter with her husband. She soon discovers that something about Proverbia is a little strange. Everyone and everything is made up of literal representations of proverbs. Catherine soon becomes wrapped up in a mystery she can't explain, and ultimately transforms into a proverb herself.
Hip to Be Homeless
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress After a one night stand, Megan begins to speculate that her hipster lover is actually just a homeless man.
Belle of the Ball
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Things get weird when The Lonely Hearts Club, "a place for lonely couples to meet other lonely couples", decides to play a board game dubbed "Belle of the Ball".
Television (Comedy) Actress Antique America is hosted by Cicily Von Trapp as she travels the country looking for relics from American History. During her journey she meets interesting characters and discovers their stories through their individual artifacts.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Navy pilot Eric Johnson has been selected by NASA for astronaut training. As he reveals this to his wife, Marie, a heated discussion about career versus family unfolds. Little does Eric know that Marie harbors a fatal secret that could change his own life and family. Written by Anonymous
Long I Followed
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Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Actress A young law student searches for the truth after she witnessed a freak explosion. Everyone explain it as an accident, but she believes it was something completely different. Her search uncovers the truth, or so she believes.
Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Actress During 1987 through 1997 a serial killer terrorized the community of Beaumont, Texas. On February 28, 1997, at 9:15 AM an anonymous tip was received by the Beaumont Police Department leading them to the home of Jonathan Rainer and his wife of 19 years, Betty Rainer. In the basement of the home, Police found over 1500 videotapes documenting Rainer's life as a dedicated husband, devoted father and community leader. What the tapes also revealed would shock the world. The horrific murders of 12 victims captured by the killers camera. Through the freedom of information act Jonathan's home videos were released and assembled into a feature length film exploring the inner workings of a psychopathic killer. Written by 3V Films LLC
Who Stole the Electric Car?
Film (Comedy) Actress Set in the year 1995 in Los Angeles, before Al Gore and Leo DiCaprio showed us that it was hip to conserve energy, the world s first electric car was introduced. This romantic comedy is about self-centered, egotistical, named Guy, who has taken his environmentally friendly girlfriend, named Chelsea, for granted. Chelsea is leaving him and in an attempt to win her back, Guy concocts a scheme. He flies to Detroit to have his picture taken with the Electric Car (the ZEV-1) and, in the heat of a moment, steals the car and takes the salesman hostage. A whirlwind road trip begins from Motor City back to Southern California. Time is ticking and the police are in hot pursuit. Can they keep up the juice without using a single drop of gasoline? Get ready for the adventure of your life at 99 miles per gallon! Written by Larry B.
Television (Drama) Actress Re-enactments and interviews with doctors and investigators combine to present stories of unusual and baffling medical cases.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Two lovers, stuck at a crossroad between their fairytale relationship and the reality of their disparate lives, confront their uncertain future together when a terrible accident forces an ultimatum upon them.
Film (Comedy and Short) Actress Someone buys a pack of milk in the supermarket, but the checkout clerk has something else on offer...
Film (Short and Drama) Actress There once was a girl who had a dream. That dream was to be dancer. But she had no money. She had to be a skank to fulfill her destiny.