Meghan O’Hara is a nonfiction and experimental filmmaker living in San Francisco. Her densely layered documentaries attempt to draw out the poetics of daily life. O’Hara’s work has screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Slamdance, and the Mill Valley Film Festival among others. She has received support for her work from the Enersen Foundation, The Department Art & Art History at Stanford University, Hampshire College, and Eastman-Kodak.
Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2009
Honorable Mention, Eastman Kodak Scholarship, Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking, 2008
Three lightning strike survivors come to terms with the event that, in a flash, reshaped their lives.
16mm color film
A 16mm film exploring the relationship between colors and the words we use to describe them.
After nearly eighty years of horse racing history, San Mateo's legendary Bay Meadows Racecourse is facing its final season. At this pivotal moment in California racing history, The Backstretch takes a look at life on the other side of the tracks.
16mm black and white film
Huge numbers of abandoned homes, left vacant by foreclosure, have communities facing a new form of suburban blight.