Director/Writer Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and the founder of NewEnglandFilm.com. Michele has directed numerous award-winning short films, including IMAGINE KOLLE 37 (2017) and RED SNEAKERS (2008), and she worked as associate producer on the documentary feature SALVAGE (2019), which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In addition, she is an accomplished author, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her most recent books include Independent Female Filmmakers (2019) and The Mastermind Failure Club (2020). She presented a TEDx talk “Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction, and her book Consent Culture and Teen Films is forthcoming in 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has written for Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Salon.com, Moviemaker Magazine, among others.