Margaret Anderson is a creative mastermind who graduated from Chapman University last year with a Master in Fine Arts in film production with an emphasis in directing. She provides a huge boost in production value on all of our projects by helping us put our clients’ story into compelling visual experiences. In fact, she has already made a huge impact on our biggest project yet, Beat Feet: Scotty Smiley’s Blind Journey to the Ironman.
Margaret grew up in Oregon where her love of stories brought her to OSU where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. After landing a job at a radio and television station, Margaret was able to combine her love of stories with media.
Using skills in writing, editing and collaboration, Margaret completed an independent feature film which was the impetus for her journey to Chapman University to study directing. She was accepted to Chapman as an editor and spent her first year not only developing her skills as an editor, but learning to love the whole process of filmmaking, including directing. The next year, she was accepted into the directing program and since has had the opportunity to make a variety of short films, write a feature script, direct a television pilot and even direct a film in Burkina Faso, Africa. In 2014, Margaret was accepted into the Halsell Scholarship program where she spent the year under the mentorship of Women in Film President and Oscar-winner Cathy Schulman.
Margaret’s awards and accolades include the Meredith McCrae award for outstanding direction in film by the Women in Film Society and the Directors’ Guild Student Film Award for Women and Minorities, first place. Her thesis film premiered in the Portland Film Festival in 2015.
Margaret enjoys Humphrey Bogart flicks, obscure board games, and flannel.