Dr. Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor and entrepreneur. She founded , an online community that features local film jobs, production directory, industry news, and the Online New England Film Festival. Her entrepreneurial successes have been lauded in Inc. Magazine, National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, and the Sundance Channel.
She has published two recent books including "The Mastermind Failure Club: A Self-Empowerment Guide for Artists, Filmmakers, Writers, and Other Creative Entrepreneurs" (2020) and "Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos" (2019).
Michele is also an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed numerous short fiction and documentary films, including "Imagine Kolle 37" (2017). She also worked as associate producer on the documentary feature "Salvage," which premiered at SXSW Film Festival in 2019.
Michele's scholarly research focuses on depictions of sexual consent in media and literature, and she presented a 2018 TEDx talk "Why We're Confused About Consent—Rewriting Our Stories of Seduction." She is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department at Bridgewater State University, where she teaches film studies, digital media, and screenwriting.
Documentary Associate Producer
Imagine Kolle 37
Film (Documentary, Short, Adventure, Family and 1 More) Director Two girls imagine their way to Kolle 37, a real adventure playground in Berlin, Germany. Recently called "the mother of all Berlin playgrounds" by The New York Times, Kolle 37 enables children to build and climb three-story wooden structures, make fire, and use hammers, saws and axes. Founded in 1990, Kolle 37 invites young people ages six through sixteen, without their parents, to embrace risky play in the 'adventure playground' under the loose supervision of playworkers. Although about 1,000 adventure playgrounds exist in Europe, there are only a few in the U.S. where the concept of 'free play' is becoming an endangered concept. But adventure playgrounds not only encourage young people to play outdoors in all seasons, they also provide children a chance to face risk, learn skills, and build confidence. Ultimately, 'Imagine Kolle 37' poses the question-can we, as Americans, imagine Kolle 37, which in fact is a real children's playground in Berlin?
Film (Short) Director Red Sneakers is a 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. They end up at the apartment of Mrs. Feinstein, a cold, rigid woman who goes to great lengths to keep her spoiled son separate from the other kids. However, she's met her match in Cassie who finds a way to subvert her control and payback the shoddy treatment! Written by Michele Meek