Hemlock & Cedar Films | MEGAN RIAKOS
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MEGAN RIAKOS

Writer/Director/Speaker

Megan is the president of the Not-For-Profit organisation Women in Film & Television NSW, a writer, director, producer and company director of Crushed Film Pty Ltd and Hemlock & Cedar Films and was previously co-chapter head of Sydney Film Fatales (female directors’ collective). Her debut feature Crushed screened at a number of festivals including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia. Crushed is now available digitally on itunes, google play, ozflix and other platforms.

Megan has also completed over a dozen short films and written a number of screenplays including The Last Reprieve which was awarded the Grand Prize in the Greater Philadelphia SIP Screenplay competition and Victory and Defeat which made the semi-finals in the Final Draft Big Break Competition.

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has completed both a Graduate Certificate in Screen Drama and a Graduate Diploma in Directing at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). In 2013, she also completed the Professional Screenwriters Program at UCLA.

Megan is also a current member of the ADG, AWG, AACTA, Screen Vixens and Film Fatales.