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Meg McKinney

Meg McKinney

Documentary Film and Video

About

Meg McKinney is a bread baker who dances infectiously as she kneads. Among the treasures acquired on her adventurous travels are a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Georgetown University and a recipe for Lady Godiva's chocolate seduction cake. She likes puddle jumping and artsy fartsy photography books on good glossy paper. Meg can do 20 pull ups and lead kayaking expeditions. She thinks that Alaska is the best place in the world (especially for wild women like her) and occasionally indulges in nostalgia for fresh halibut, salmon and moose. Meg hopes to return to Alaska to make beautiful movies about amazing people.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Film Honoraria, Princess Grace Foundation Award, 2000
Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship, awarded by Northern California Chapter of National Television Academy, 2000
Eastman Kodak Scholarship, 2001
Sophia Kingman Foundation Grant, 2001

Uivic: The Time of Going Round

16mm color film

JUNE, 2001
VIDEO DURATION: 14:30 MIN.
The story of Sally Russell, a white woman living in a predominately Eskimo area in Alaska. Russell moved to this remote region with her husband and decided to stay there even after they became divorced. During the course of the film, we see how Russell has acclimated to the lifestyle in this cold and rugged place.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Film Honoraria, Princess Grace Foundation Award, 2000

Memory In Water

16mm color film

JUNE, 2000
VIDEO DURATION: 6 MIN.
This film is a visual poem about water, friendship, and the memory of the filmmaker's friend, Sheryl Thompson. 

Making Contact

digital video

Co-directed by Isabel Sadurni
MARCH, 2000
VIDEO DURATION: 6:30 MIN.

Making Contact is a poetic contemplation on the invention of the internet and its impact on human communication. 


Love Her Out Loud

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 5 MIN.

Love Her Out Loud is a portrait of the filmmaker's 97-year old grandmother, Grandma Kitty, who has a marvelous sense of humor and beautiful hands.