Assistant Professor, Media & Visual Arts
Megan Weaver-Seitz is a filmmaker, director and screenwriter originally from southern California. Her short film “Without Wings” stars Academy-Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, and was an official selection of several film festivals nationwide, receiving second place in the “Best Short Film” category at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. She has most recently completed post-production on two short films, “Mr. Wetherby” and “Overwinter,” the latter of which was fully-funded through a Professional Development grant that Megan received from the Orange County School of the Arts.
Weaver-Seitz holds a M.F.A. in Film Production-Directing from Chapman University and B.A. degrees in both Film Studies and English from UC Irvine. She has worked in the Hollywood and Indie film industries as a producer, director, screenwriter, production designer, and casting director for several award-winning short films. Among others is “She’s A Fox”, which won numerous awards internationally and was praised for its child-centered cast, which Weaver-Seitz assembled.
She also has extensive experience in broadcast journalism and as a freelance video production professional, having worked for over a decade as an editor, videographer, producer, writer, and assistant for the UK Film Council, ICTV, the Public Cable Television Authority and her own production company, StarrWeaver Productions. Additionally, she was the Director of the Children’s Theater Workshop in southern California, performs as an actress and has received award nominations for directing stage productions for various playhouses in southern California.
Overwinter – Narrative Short Film, RED (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Production Designer)
Mr. Wetherby – Narrative Short Film, 16mm (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director)
Without Wings – Chapman MFA Narrative Short Film, 35mm (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director)
She’s A Fox – Chapman MFA Narrative Short Film, 35mm (Casting Director)