Filmmaker Meghan MacGillivray on what it takes to bring the giant screen experience to audiences and inspire them to create their own outdoor adventures
a filmmaker, I typically spend a few months on the road every year for various
productions. Each is divided up between one- and two-week shoots. The rest of
the time, I am in McGillivray Freeman’s beautiful offices in Laguna Beach,
California—sitting behind a desk working on preproduction, which involves administrative
work such as phone calls, scheduling, budgeting, research, and project organization.
It’s tedious occasionally (after the 10th
phone call discussing
permitting minutia) but rewarding, as I know it’s all working towards the same
goal—securing locations that are A+ for the giant screen. We’re always
searching for the hidden gems that the audience has yet to see, some place that
will rouse audiences to the edge of their seat in excitement when it appears on
the biggest screens in the world. We are able to bring these experiences to
audiences because of the giant screen cinema industry we are connected to—it’s
a one-of-a-kind film experience—and I’m so honored to be a part of it.