6 – Crushed with Director Megan Riakos

Writer/Director Megan Riakos joins me in Episode 6 to discuss her debut feature film, Crushed.  In particular, we chat about:

  • The importance of calling yourself a ‘director’ and living as one.
  • The value of film school.
  • Dealing with rejection.
  • Writing within the thriller genre.
  • The inspiration behind Crushed.
  • Writing habits and dealing with writer’s block.
  • Working as both a director and a producer.
  • The pros and cons of screening a rough cut.
  • Finding your tribe of collaborators.
  • Finding your audience.
  • The value of ‘event cinema’ to distribute an indie film.



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