Graeme Meiklejohn directed 2021 WMFF features “Blind Faith” and “Left Right Left.” We asked him a few questions, see our Q&A conversation below:
What is in your gear bag/kit?
Current personal camera is the Sony A7Siii, Sigma Art series lenses, DJI Ronin SC2. Thats my general everyday carry and then an Inspire 2 strapped to the outside of the bag.
What item can you not live without?
In my camera bag? Probably the A7Siii. In my life? Probably food.
How do you choose music for your films?
I always look at the film holistically first and try to whittle down the genres to what will best service the story, then move down to the scenes and apply the same thing but with the genre filter in place.
Most necessary character-quality for a director?
Patience and perseverance
Who has been most influential in your directing career?
Tough one. I have been lucky to have worked with alot of great people on alot of great projects. Jeff Thomas and Andrea Wing when they/ I were at Origin was very influential. I came to directing via cinematography so I look up to a lot of people in that space.
Favorite on-set memory?
Any-time I have waited on a mountain top for the sun to break at sunset because I had a “hunch” that it would do so.
Craziest on-set/en route to set adventure?
Watching a Blind guy attempt to ski some of Whistler Blackcomb biggest in bounds lines.