Directed by Meagan McAteer
OneDay/DayOne, tells the story of a teen with disability and their mom in the midst of escaping a catastrophic event. The young teen must reconcile the loss of the world as they know it and find the strength to move on, into an uncertain future, alone. It is a story of family, independence and survival.
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Meagan McAteer is a storyteller with over 15 yrs of experience directing and producing documentary, lifestyle and factual television in Canada and the US. She is now taking her years of experience and embarking on the next chapter of her journey in pursuit her first love… film, with this calling card project, One Day/Day One. Her passion for compelling characters, and deeply connective human stories combined with her collaborative style will bring this heartfelt project to life.
The short film OneDay/DayOne, a companion piece to my academic research paper that argues for accurate disability representation in media, titled “Accessibility and the Apocalypse”. The film tells the story of a teen and their mom in the midst of escaping a catastrophic event and asks the audience to reexamine the “survival of the fittest” trope of apocalyptic narratives. My goal was to produce this short film as a model of inclusive best practices in production featuring a youth performer with disability in the lead role.