Lifelong Bayside resident Meagan Meehan is not any stranger to the world of artwork and leisure, having written quite a few books, performs and movies. Now, she’s trying to convey her work to a good bigger viewers, serving to to create a Kickstarter web page to boost cash for a screening of her newest movie, “Her Backyard.”
The movie was accomplished final December and the Kickstarter was launched Jan. 18.
Meehan, 25, and the movie’s director and narrator, Christine Stoddard, set the purpose at $8,000.
“Her Backyard” is a reimagining of an experimental narrative movie by Tim Ashworth known as “The Backyard.” Based on Meehan, the movie explores topics like psychological sickness, love and reminiscences.
Meehan informed QNS she was impressed to write down the movie after Stoddard confirmed her an previous reel of footage she created whereas in faculty.
“I just about watched it with a very clean mind-set,” Meehan mentioned. “As I used to be watching it, sure concepts got here to me. The 2 most important issues that have been within the video have been cityscapes and a variety of water. I really like fantasy, so I’d consider mermaids with water, however thought this doesn’t lend itself to a fantasy story. So how can I embrace mermaids with this internal metropolis vibe? Then I assumed it could be attention-grabbing to have a personality within the story who was mentally in poor health and obsessive about mermaids and lived in an city atmosphere.”
The movie follows a lady having bother sleeping at 3 a.m. She begins to consider her childhood, being raised by her widowed mom in a poor city space. It was then that she additionally needed to take care of her aunt, who was mentally in poor health. The strains between creativeness and actuality quickly begin to blur. She searches for steady floor amid grief and hope as she drifts out and in of sleep, consciousness, desires and reminiscences.
This isn’t Meehan’s first film that she’s labored on. Final June, she had a brief horror film, “Locked,” produced. She additionally has one other brief horror movie set to come back out in Could and a brief family-friendly comedy scheduled to start filming later this yr. Whereas she has taken half in a number of totally different inventive endeavors, screenwriting is the most recent for her.
Along with writing for movies, Meehan is a poet, creator, cartoonist and produced playwright. Moreover, she works as a contract journalist and college-level educator. Meehan can be the founding father of an artwork observe generally known as “Aware Perceptionalism,” which prompts viewers to have a look at the artwork from 360-degree angles. She additionally hopes to increase her writing in the direction of contributing to TV reveals and net sequence.
Writing is one thing Meehan has been doing for a very long time. She started writing her first novel when she was 19, finally getting it revealed when she was 22. In whole, she has written 4 novels, a kids’s e book, a set of poetry and has a set of brief tales and two extra kids’s books popping out later this yr. Moreover, she has 40 kids’s e-books. On prime of that, she’s had 5 performs produced.
“I’m very lucky as a result of I’ve by no means needed to self-publish,” Meehan mentioned. “I’ve at all times been capable of finding small publishers to work with, which has been actually useful. I really like when individuals see my work and react to it. If my work provides individuals pleasure, then I’m joyful.”
Along with entertaining viewers, Meehan is hopeful that the statements on this movie get them to consider issues, as there are a variety of philosophical ideas contained inside it. She needs those that see it to be intrigued and have some components resonate with them.