Directed by: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller
Released: 2019 (educational)
Year of Production: 2018
Running Time: 88 min
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Art, Visual Arts
Meow Wolf: Origin Story chronicles the jaw-dropping 10 year journey of an anarchic art collective into a multi-million dollar business. From having no access to blowing a new, profitable portal into the art world, this tumultuous journey has yielded new ways of participating in culture and entertainment for not only these artists, but for the people from all walks of life who engage in and are inspired by their work. With a mission to provide access to and inspire creativity in everyone, this company continues to experience growing pains, while continuing to reach for new impossibles.
World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2018 and Official Selection for Bend Film Festival 2018 and Denver Film Festival 2018
“Thrilling…It certainly conveys the wild abandon of youthful creativity exploding across every available surface.“
"The George R.R. Martin-produced documentary offers up a close look at the meteoric rise — and heartbreaking troubles — of the eponymous collective." - Indiewire
About the filmmaker
Morgan Capps is a filmmaker based in Santa Fe, NM. She studied film at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where she served as a Continuing Studies Fellow from 2013-2015. Her work in documentary storytelling has covered the lives of coal miners struggling against a shifting economy in Appalachia to Native American food movements taking root across the U.S. After moving to Santa Fe in 2015 to work on another film, Morgan quickly fell in love with the motley crew at Meow Wolf and turned her camera on them. This is her directorial debut.
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