We continue our Producers in Front of the Camera series with Megan Gilbride, producer of documentary films such as TOWER, LOVERS OF HATE, and WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM.
In her interview, Megan stresses the importance of filmmakers doing their homework to figure out the multiple audiences for their film and knowing exactly how to reach those audiences before raising any money. She shares her thoughts on the so-called “golden age of documentaries,” the unrelenting question of “what are you doing next?” and why we all need to spend time daydreaming and making space to think about our projects
Megan Gilbride is a two-time-Emmy-winning and Film Independent Spirit Award nominated producer of narrative and documentary films. She produced the Emmy award winning TOWER which screened on PBS’s Independent Lens, was nominated for numerous prizes including a Peabody, PGA, and Gotham Award and was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award. Her other films include LOVERS OF HATE, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM, and HABIBI. Megan is currently developing the feature documentary FATHOM and producing THE UNTITLED MICHAEL BRODY DOCUMENTARY with Impact Partners and Topic. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Documentary Producers Alliance, and a former Film Independent Fellow. Megan lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Wesley, and son, Ulysses, and most days she feels like one darn lucky duck.