Film and Sound

Meg has been involved in film-making since the 1970s, as an actor and occasionally editor of standard 8 underground shorts. After a 15 year break, she started running children’s super 8 film-animation workshops between 1992 and 2000, as part of the Sound of Wangford project.

In 2001 she took part in a week of 16mm film fun with Forkbeard Fantasy at Phoenix Art Centre Exeter and was inspired start to making her own films.

In 2012/3 she made Psyche Open the Box with Nutmeg, a puppet film shot out of doors in Suffolk.

This was followed by Spooky Folk – an on-going series of short shadow-puppet films, each the length of a gothic folk song about aspects of women’s lives, with original sound tracks. (See Spooky Folk post.)

She has been making wildlife films since 2015;

October Otter 2015


Caught in the Act, a mash-up of trail camera footage with Suffolk Otter Group 2017, on tour as part of a series of talks about Suffolk Otters with Nicky Rowbottom.

Inspired by an ear-opening course in 2017 – Wildeye’s Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording led by Chris Watson and Jez Riley-French – she has been developing the sound aspect of her films. She uses a Zoom H5 recorder and clippy mics for omni directional/binaural sound.

Drifting in the Drift 2018

And films combining sound and photos:

Roosting Swallows 2019


Bulcamp Dawn April 2020


She ran the Kinodrome tent at Folk East between 2015 and 2019 with Jim Cecil, showing a programme of contemporary East Anglian shorts, environmental and archive films.

She also takes commissions.