Meghan Shea is a director & producer of films and documentaries.
She specializes in amplifying the work of individuals, artists, and organizations that are creating positive social impact in the world.
Meghan has over a decade of experience as a filmmaker. She is a co-founder of Persistent Productions, which has offices in Boston and in Singapore. She draws from a background in the arts to create work that examines issues from multiple viewpoints and global perspectives. Her work focuses attention on national and international issues, and she produces content for broadcast, streaming, social channels and educational distribution.
Meghan’s documentary portfolio includes: “Under the Turban”, a feature-length documentary examining Sikhism, which premiered at The United Nations Film Festival; “In the Spirit of Laxmi”, a film about the rewilding of a leopard in Rajasthan, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, went on to win Best Short Documentary at The Gold Coast Film Festival, and screened at numerous festivals around the world. Her forthcoming film, “How I Live”, looks at the journey of four children with cancer in resource-poor settings; a preview clip screened at the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Global Childhood Cancer in Sept 2018.
In her client-driven work Meghan creates strategic and long-term relationships. She believes that you cannot deliver intimate and rich stories unless you are thoroughly informed about your subject and your audience. Meghan has worked with BBC, Sony Music, The Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, Out Leadership, Dana Farber/ Boston Children's, JA Worldwide, Aman Resorts and Nikon, among others.
Meghan graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts from The George Washington University during which time she was a fellow for EJS Women’s Leadership Program. In the month of June, she co-teaches a class Modernism Then & Now in Paris with Mary Buckley and Bil Gillis for The George Washington University.