Canadian filmmaker Andrew Meikle is making waves in the industry with his passion for creating content that addresses the lack of representation for black and gay men in film and television.
With three feature films, a short film, and a web series under his belt, Meikle’s work tackles important issues within the black and LGBTQ+ community.
Meikle’s interest in film started when he watched the opening scene of the movie SCREAM One. The perfect combination of elements in that scene inspired him to create a similar experience for his audience.
As a scriptwriter, Meikle understands that he controls the emotions of his audience. He wants to make sure that the black and gay men who watch his work feel seen and heard in a way that he never experienced growing up.
However, being an independent filmmaker comes with challenges, especially when it comes to finances. Despite the hurdles, Meikle is determined to create the content he believes in.
He has applied for grants and hosted fundraisers, but he has also had to start a GoFundMe page to help him reach his goals for his current web series.
Meikle’s drive and vision for representation have caught the attention of many in the industry, including the likes of Kevin Williamson (writer of SCREAM), Wes Craven (director of SCREAM), and Don Mancini (the creator of the Child’s Play franchise).
Meeting with these individuals would be a dream come true for Meikle, as they could help take his career to the next level.
As Meikle continues to break barriers in the film industry, his work serves as a beacon of hope for black and LGBTQ+ individuals who have yet to see themselves represented on screen.
With his passion and drive, Meikle is well on his way to creating a lasting impact on the industry and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.
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