The Off Hours takes place in a small diner off a highway. During the night shifts, a young waitress seeks meaning in an isolating world of monotonous hours and transient relationships.
Megan Griffiths completed her final script after four years of revisions. With extensive production experience and a solid business plan, it seemed as if her film would finally start production. That was until the economy tanked. After struggling for years, Griffiths decided to give herself a greenlight and move ahead with production.
She got some help from the Seattle film community, including Lynn Shelton, known in the indie film world for her movie Humpday. With assistance from Shelton and others, Griffiths was able to make the film she wanted to make.
The Off Hours is making its Oregon debut at the Northwest Film Center.
Listen online to Megan Griffiths on Think Out Loud.
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