Meredith Metcalf writes darkly funny stories about the ways patriarchy sucks for everyone.
My films have premiered at Sick Chick Flicks, End of Days Film Festival, and Ill Angels Only - all of which were certainly on brand.
As a screenwriter, playwright, and songwriter, I'm drawn to themes of sexuality, consent, and toxic masculinity - and to making uncomfortable topics accessible through witty dialogue, badass genres, and a mix of humor with the grotesque.
My plays have been presented at Dixon Place, Primary Stages ESPA, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and the Baumann. They have been developed at FORGE Fuel, as well as under the instruction of Suzanne Bradbeer and Adam Kraar.
After growing up in the DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD, I studied film and finance at Emory University. One summer, I fell in love with the can-do spirit of New York's indie film and theater scenes, and I've been here ever since... with some long breaks spent getting locked in Cologne's tallest bell tower, bitten by a sacred Balinese monkey, and defeated in the Ludwigsburg pumpkin kayak regatta. Which is to say, I love travel!
I'm a Next Wave member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), an Assistant Production Coordinator with IATSE Local 161, and a screenwriting panelist for Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. I've also worked in the art department painting walls, bedazzling giant scissors, and covering Bushwick apartments in string lights.
In the writer's room, the art department, or the production office, I'm here to solve problems, roll with the punches, and create something vibrant.
I'm drawn to themes of sexuality, consent, and toxic masculinity - and to making these uncomfortable topics accessible through snappy dialogue, badass genres, and a mix of humor with the grotesque.
Ultimately, that's about empathy - which transcends any genre. My characters might make you smile or might make you squirm, but at the end of the day, you always feel for them.
My New York film career started in the art department of projects like ABC Family's Fan Girl, TV Land's Younger, and Chinese blockbuster Mojin: The Lost Legend.
As a production designer, I'm drawn to characters who are young or young at heart, who make their space more vibrant than the world around them - whether that space is as large as an apartment or as small as their three-ring binder.
My main hustle is in production, where I'm an Assistant Production Coordinator with IATSE Local 161. I've worked in the production office, on set, and in accounting for feature films, scripted and unscripted television, and event streams.
No matter the project, I bring strong attention to detail, extensive knowledge of software and file management, and a positive attitude - whether I'm working on a major Hollywood series, or chasing down passersby with appearance releases for an MTV hidden-camera game show.