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The Off Hours

OPB | May 24, 2011 9:45 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 10:09 p.m.

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The Off Hours, a feature written and directed by Megan Griffiths, premiered at the Sundance film festival in January. But it took seven years to get there.
 

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.

Here’s the trailer:

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, Megan 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, Megan Griffiths was able to make the film she wanted to make.

The Off Hours is making its Oregon debut at the Northwest Film Center

Are you an independent filmmaker? How did you find financing for your own projects? What would you like to ask Megan Griffiths?

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