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Meghan O'Hara

Meghan O'Hara

Documentary Film and Video

About

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2009
Honorable Mention, Eastman Kodak Scholarship, Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking,  2008


Aftershock 

hd video

JUNE, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 17:43 MIN.

Three lightning strike survivors come to terms with the event that, in a flash, reshaped their lives.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Regional Finalist, Student Academy Award, 2010
Maryland Film Festival, 2010

Color Film 

16mm color film

JUNE, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 6:50 MIN.

A 16mm film exploring the relationship between colors and the words we use to describe them.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2009
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 2009
Republic of Kinøstan, Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco, CA 2009
Carousel Microcinema San Diego, CA, 2009
DEEP LEAP Microcinema, Portland, OR, 2009
Artist Television Access (ATA), San Francisco, CA, 2009
Journal of Short Film, Vol. 16

The Backstretch 

digital video

Co-directed by Melanie Levy
MARCH, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 10:30 MIN.

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.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Red Hook Film Festival, 2008
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center, Party on the Edge, 2008

Bloodsucker 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2007
VIDEO DURATION: 3:50 MIN.

Huge numbers of abandoned homes, left vacant by foreclosure, have communities facing a new form of suburban blight.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Fargo Film Festival, 2009
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2009
Dam Short Film Festival, 2009
Strange Beauty Film Festival, 2009
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2008
SF Shorts, 2008
NextFrame Student Film Festival, 2008
Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, 2008
Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition Film Series, 2008
Encuentro Internacional de Escuelas de Cine, 2008

 

Events

June 13, 2009

Free and open to the public

June 10, 2008

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 18, 2008

Free and open to the public.

December 11, 2007

This event is free and open to the public.