Meredith Koch is a film director out of Los Angeles, CA who brings a disposition for non-linear storytelling and sees beauty in all of the details. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about doing your best work with whatever resources you have, her first learning experience in filmmaking, social media and getting inspired by competition, the power of dreams, and the need for more diversity in front of and behind the camera.

Several quotes from this episode:

  • “I just wandered around Portland with my camera and I started telling stories without thinking about it.”
  • “I think [permission] came subconsciously with holding a camera.”
  • “I think it’s very important for directors that are just starting to learn film directing to actually shoot and edit their material.”
  • “How do I resurrect what I originally wanted?”
  • “I feel like I’ve had to define myself so many times in front of people that maybe didn’t really care that much that I want to close a little bit more and only have really meaningful conversation about where I’m at.”
  • “My best work comes from me in my own space.”
  • “It’s a little bit of a lonely journey and if you’re not supporting yourself, then you can kind of step back and say, ‘What’s the point?’”
  • “What makes me love a movie is just one scene that is perfection.”
  • “When I’m in a creative process, I’ll get an idea about a really cool scene, it makes me kind of forget about the other scenes.”
  • “I make sure that anything I am making is with people that are not exactly like me.”

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