Firsts That Last: Meagan Massa Directs Original Doc for Visit North Carolina

Chorus’s Meagan Massa stepped once again into the director’s chair as one of twelve selected finalists in Visit North Carolina‘s “Firsts That Last” Film Festival.

“In The Rearview”, which centers around childhood road trips taken through the Smokey Mountains with her father and brother, was shot on location in Cherokee, North Carolina with the help and support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Shot with a small but scrappy crew, interviews and recreations were filmed over an intense three days with a stellar cast featuring Nöelle Cameron, Blake Sackeli, Meagan and her brother Colin Massa, and Yacht Rock Revue’s Greg Lee in his cinematic acting debut.

Meagan’s film will be featured as an ongoing part of Visit North Carolina’sFirsts That Last” Film Festival where visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite film. Each film was required to be no longer than 5 minutes in length and take place in North Carolina. As a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts Director’s Program, fulfilling her dream of making films while telling this very personal story was a unique, emotional and incredible opportunity for Meagan.

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UPDATE: “In The Rearview” continues to reach audiences as it enjoys an ongoing and succesful festival run around the U.S., recently winning Best Documentary at the Rome International Film Festival, as well as screening as an official selection in Riverrun International Film Festival, Sonoma Film Festival, Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Vero Beach Film Festival, Deep In The Heart Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, Long Leaf Film Festival, the Sidewalk Film Festival, and many more.

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In the Rearview
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Troy Bieser