Megan Watson

Canberra, Australia


I am an independent writer/director/producer based in Canberra, Australia.

As a filmmaker and screenwriter I specialise in directing documentaries. I like to explore the connections of people to the landscape in which they live be that physical, emotional or intellectual. Looking at contemporary issues and the human condition through everyday events and historic influences thus tapping into the subliminal motivation and influences that form our characters.

I am currently working on a long form documentary about a team of dragon boat paddlers. This team is a dedicated group of women all aged between 50 and 70 years old - I am following them as they train and compete at an international level, their courage and commitment is an inspiration.

I am also exploring experimental documentary formats and the emotional effects of colour, light and movement in film. Influences include Len Lye, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp.

I also dabble in short fiction and poetry and have been published in a variety of anthologies and online publications including: First (University of Canberra), RMIT Twitter poetry (via Twitter), Poetry 4 U (RMIT Media and Communications) and Tangent (University of Sydney).