denise papas meechan

*  a w a r d - w i n n i n g * 
writer : director : producer

Film is an art confined only by our imagination, and I believe imagination is the most important characteristic of any human being. That is why the creation of film/TV defines my life. Throughout my ten years as a writer, director and producer, I always have strived to represent all voices and create stories from the POV of adverse and interesting characters.

My first short film, “Freckles”, a narrative exploration of the damaging effects cultural beauty standards have on one lonely woman, premiered at the Cannes a Film Festival.  Read more aboutt Freckles here. 

While at the Cannes Film Festival, I was selected to head the “Diversity in Cannes” panel to spearhead ideas to make the industry more inclusive for underrepresented filmmakers. I believe in diversity. I believe everyone has a right to tell their own story. I believe the script is the most important part of any project. And I believe everything is in the subtext.

I am a seasoned producer and writer with experience in scripted and reality television and narrative film. In my spare time I volunteer to help The Director List, which promotes the profile women working in film and media. I am a member of Producer’s Guild of America [PGA]. I also moderate screenplays for the NYC Screenwriters Collective where I teach the importance of gripping story and rich, varied characters    

I produced the emmy award-winning cult hit television show "Subway Q&A" and have directed and written for shows such as "Fashion Police" and "Full Frontal Fashion".​



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