WIFTV Coffee Chat: How I Became a Director Without Film School with Megan Russell

12:30 PM, January 17, 2023

For our first coffee chat of the year, we’re pleased to announce our guest Megan Russell, Director at WildBrain Studios! 

Join us as we chat with Megan about her career trajectory from production to directing, including how she learned to direct without attending film school and how she went from answering phones to directing episodes of a TV series! 


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MEGAN RUSSELL - Director (WildBrain Studios)


Megan graduated from the University of Victoria with a BFA in Screenwriting and moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in film and television. While working in a variety of roles in both live action and animation she maintained a steady stream of short and web content where she wrote, directed, and produced. Projects she’s worked on have been recognized at the Portland Comedy Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Leo Awards, Vancouver Web Fest, Hollyweb Film Festival, Broad Humor Festival and the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.