Director Meera Menon
's latest project, The Press Conference
, is a short film about a conservative governor preparing to address a crowd of reporters in the wake of a scandal.
Menon really hit it big this year with her Sundance film presentation, Equity
, starring Breaking Bad
's Anna Gunn
as an investment banker caught in the middle of Wall Street corruption while trying to climb the corporate ladder. The film was obtained by Sony Pictures as the prime distributor and now has the reputation for being a hard-hitting financial thriller.The Press Conference
circles back to this theme of powerful women caught in the thick of something major. As part of Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology
, we got a glimpse of the inner workings behind Menon's vision.
Check out the full film of The Press Conference
or on Comcast Watchable
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