Director Megan Stowe joins ONE at Optimus

Megan Stowe

ONE at Optimus is bringing on Megan Stowe, an accomplished LGBTQIA+ commercial, TV, and film director, to its talent roster.

Stowe, who was featured in SHOOT’s 2023 New Directors Showcase, has a diverse body of work that includes LGBTQIA+ storytelling, documentaries, and commercials. Dave Buehrle, executive producer and head of production at ONE at Optimus, described her as “an empathetic, story-driven director who excels at authentically capturing people on screen. Her dedication to highlighting unique and underrepresented voices is truly inspiring.”

Stowe’s career is decorated with numerous awards, including Gold Telly Awards, a Clio Award shortlist in Film Craft (Direction), a People’s Voice Webby Award, and several Mid-America Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

She was also recognized as one of The Verywell Mind’s 25 Health Champions, alongside notable figures like Selena Gomez, Brené Brown, and Carson Daly. Among her significant achievements is the short film “Learn with Love,” which addresses the experiences of trans and nonbinary youth and has won multiple awards.

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Stowe draws from her own experiences to explore themes of identity, acceptance, and shared humanity. Her signing with ONE at Optimus during Pride Month 2024 is especially fitting. Known for directing both real people and actors, Stowe brings out genuine performances, creating work that fosters empathy and understanding while celebrating our diverse human experiences.

“As an LGBTQIA+ female director, I aim to create stories that deeply resonate, helping audiences connect with characters and emotions that reflect the human experience,” said Stowe. “Whether it’s a 30-second commercial, a five-minute branded content piece, or a feature film, I strive to evoke empathy, provoke thought, and inspire change. I’m thrilled to join ONE at Optimus and continue creating meaningful, impactful content through visual storytelling and authentic representation.”