Megan K. Fox is the award-winning Irish Writer/Director of short films Cailín Álainn (2019), The Shift (2018), Calling Home (2017) and GIRL (2016).

After graduating from the Met Film School with an MA in Directing in 2015, Megan made a short called Slow Down which won the Colchester Film Festival's '60 Hour Film Challenge' from over 1.5K entries worldwide. The short saw Megan nominated for Best New Irish Director at the Kinsale Shark Awards in 2016, and screenings for Slow Down included London Short Film Festival and BFI Future Film Festival, where Megan picked up the award for Best Producer.

GIRL enjoyed a successful festival run with over 20 screenings, 8 awards and 4 nominations. Highlights included being screened alongside the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican Centre, winning the WFTV Lifetime Shorts Competition and Best Director Under 25 at BAFTA qualifying Underwire Festival. GIRL was a Shooting People Film of the Month winner, judged by director Alma Ha’rel in January 2017.

Calling Home was funded through the Reel Homes Competition by Inside Housing in 2017, to commemorate 50 years since Ken Loach's seminal film Cathy Come Home first aired. The film earned Megan a nomination for the Young Directors Award Ireland 2018, and premiered at BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival.

 

Megan directed her first comedy, The Shift, in 2018. It was awarded funding through the Film in Cork Script Award 2018 and premiered at Cork Film Festival where it began it's festival journey by winning the title of Best Cork Short.  The film went on to win further awards including Best Short at Belfast Film Festival. 

 

Her latest short Cailín Álainn is a tender bilingual coming-of-age film about a transgender teen, which secured the inaugural Kerry Film Bursary in 2018 and is now enjoying an exciting festival run that has already included DIFF, Galway Film Fleadh, Newport Beach Film Festival and a nomination for the prestigious Iris Prize (to be announced later this year).

Megan is also a regular director on long running Irish soap Fair City, following her training on the New Directors Multi-Camera programme for continuing drama, an initiative of RTÉ and Screen Skills Ireland in 2018.

CONTACT

UK & Ireland Rep: Peter MacFarlane, MacFarlane Chard

Email: peter@macfarlane-chard.co.uk

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