Merete is a film director based in New York City. Her documentary work explores our personal relationships with built and natural environments, and has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, AFI Fest, London Film Festival, DOC NYC, The Brooklyn Museum, and via Netflix, New York Times Op-Docs, and The New Yorker.
In addition to her independent films, Merete also directs commercial and branded work. Past clients and collaborators include GE, Delta, Toyota Prius, Ford, Lincoln Motor Company, Cadillac, Facebook, Citbank, Bose, Vox Media, Vice Media, and Conde Nast.
Merete‘s work has been supported by Rooftop Films, Field of Vision, The Fledgling Fund, the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She studied Writing & Literature at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, which was founded by Allen Ginsberg and a former Tibetan Buddhist monk by the name of Chogyam Trungpa. (She still has a daily meditation practice and a soft spot for radical poetry.) She has also taught writing and filmmaking at Bronx Community College.