Margie Soudek‘s Salt and Pepper Shakers


An artist and VFX instructor connects with her aging grandmother, Margie, in a documentary short on collecting, artmaking, and obsessiveness as a way to enhance our realities. Margie has been collecting salt and pepper shakers for 73 years -- at 94, her days are spent repeating the same, simple routine. When her granddaughter pays her a visit, the collection, now in the thousands, takes on a new life. The film -- part love letter, part documentary, part experiment -- merges the real, the fantastical, and the world of a computer desktop.

Writer, Director, VFX: Meredith Moore
Editor: Albert Birney, Meredith Moore
Producer: Jonna McKone
Original Score: Dan Deacon
Sound Design: Chester Gwazda
Sound Mix: Matt Davies
Executive Producers: Riel Roch-Decter & Sebastian Pardo

Sundance 2023
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2023
SXSW 2023
True/False Film Festival 2023
Athens International Film & Video Festival 2023
Florida Film Festival 2023
Milwaukee Film Festival 2023
DOC 10 2023
DeadCenter Film Festival 2023
DC/DOX 2023
Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2023
New/Next Film Festival 2023

Projects: ❶ Margie Soudek‘s Salt and Pepper Shakers ❷ My Favorite Object Love-liesseCrestone VFXAdditional VFXFortressGunge BuddiesKonono No.1 Ripoff ❾ Visuals/Live Performance  ➓ Workshop and Screening Series ☻