Introducing Megan Torgerson, writer for audNews.
1. Who are you?
My name is Megan, and I write for audNews.
2. What’s the best part about working for The Audience Awards?
Being able to write creatively about movies is a dream job, and the films on Audience Awards are inspiration to write increasingly fresh and engaging pieces.
3. Tell us the why you’re excited about what The Audience Awards is building.
What I find most exciting about the Audience Awards is that it is not merely a website, but an online community about film that brings together filmmakers and viewers. It introduces the audience to new films and the filmmakers to the response of the viewership in a personal and interactive way.
4. What’s something bizarre about yourself.
I am a citizen of three countries: The U.S., Canada and Germany.
5. Do you have a favorite film on the site?
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Gin.” It’s like a Portlandia clip for Missoula.
6.What’s an entertainment trend you love right now?
Right now I’m reading, “The Dude and the Zen Master.” It’s all about the zen behind the dude in the “Big Lebowski.” I’ve been listening to a lot of Hiatus Kaiyote, an awesome Australian group that has a lot of soul, as well as Ethiopian jazz artists Mulatu Astatke and Frankie Vallie. I just saw “Jersey Boys,” in the theater. I’ve also been re-watching Wes Anderson’s movies recently.
7. Name a few people who inspire you.
My grandmother. She was a talented cook, gardner, seamstress and sketch artist. She was also a WWII Slovakian refuge who immigrated to Montreal, Quebec. Alphonse Mucha the Czech Art Nouveau painter. I have never been so moved by any piece of art as I am by Mucha’s “Slav Epic,” a display of 20 paintings measuring upwards of 20 feet high that tell of the Slavic people’s history.
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