Megan MacDonald

Megan MacDonald

Founder/Owner of Dawning Film Productions
Dawning Film Productions

As the founder of Dawning Film Productions and graduate of the Filmmaking & Media Arts program at the University of Glasgow, Megan MacDonald has worked as an actress and director in the theatre, film, and television realms, following her passions for storytelling in subjects ranging from supporting disabled artists to enhancing resources for rural filmmakers.

Full Bio
Megan MacDonald is the founder of Dawning Film Productions. After graduating from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in NYC, she earned her BA in Theatre from SUNY Potsdam, and her MSc in Filmmaking & Media Arts from the University of Glasgow.
As a Commercial Producer with WWNY-TV / Gray Media Inc., she believes in the importance of rural filmmaking, sustaining a community of artists, and telling the stories of the often underrepresented.
Megan has worked in various creative capacities, from managing the St. Lawrence NYSARC's Community Arts program, to being On-Air Radio DJ with WPDM-WSNN Radio, to directing and acting in film, and live performance with Pendragon Theatre. She has worked in front of and behind the camera for many years and looks forward to the exciting opportunities that await her with Dawning Film Productions.

Professional Credits
WWNY-TV (2020 - Present) - Commercial Producer & Technical Media Director
Terra Nova (2013) - Pendragon Theatre - Actress
Escape at Dannemora (2018) - Starz Network - Actress
The Binge (2020) - Hulu - Actress
Industry Awards
Professional Awards:

-Recipient of the Community Arts Grant through the SLC Arts Decentralization Regrant
program (2021)
- Wrote, Directed and Produced comedic short film, Murray Triumphs!, which was an
official selection & award finalist at the Snowtown Film Festival (2022)
- Murray Triumphs! was selected as a Semi-Finalist at the Paris Women Festival (2022)
- Wrote, Directed, and Produced student film, Leaden Hearts, which was an official selection
at the Montreal Independent Film Festival (2021)
- Leaden Hearts won Best Student Film at the Montreal Independent Film Festival (2021)
- Leaden Hearts was an official selection at the Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
- Won a New York State Broadcaster Award for “Outstanding Public Service
Announcement/Campaign” (2021)

Collegiate Awards:
- Received the Kilmer Undergraduate Research Grant/Apprenticeship (2011-2012)
- Received the 'Creative Achievement in Theatre' Scholarship award (2011 – 2012)