Meg O’Connell is an International Emmy® Award winning producer. She’s company director at Unless Pictures where most recently she co-created, wrote and produced the 6 x 22 min show RETROGRADE for ABC TV (Australia) in the midst of lockdown. The series is set entirely at an online bar. Meg is currently developing the 10 x 5 min vertical series APOLLO for Snapchat, co-created with long-time collaborator Anna Barnes who also wrote the 7 x 10 vertical series CONTENT, which Meg produced. CONTENT was set on a mobile phone and was the first of its kind to be made in Australia. Meg was the development manager on the International Emmy® Award winning animation BLUEY which screens worldwide on Disney+. Meg produced the International Emmy® Award-winning series DOODLES, which features multimedia integration of live action and animation, as well as the 6 x 10 ROBBIE HOOD, which won an Australian Academy Award. She is interested in finding new ways of telling new and old stories.
What is the most important question (s) you need to know the answer to at this moment in time to empower you and our communities to reach a future you would be excited to live in?
How do we reshape our society in the wake of COVID-19?
What exactly do you do and why?
I’m a producer and writer for screen. I’m not sure exactly why yet. I think largely because television can be such an effective way of communicating ideas, and because it’s such a collaborative medium.
What is your unique perspective or superpower?
Genuinely interested in collaboration. Ability to be wrong. Communicating a vision!
Episodes of CONTENT can be viewed here.
Episodes of DOODLES can be viewed here.
Vertical music video, Modern Anxiety, can be viewed here.