Photograph by Kelsey Grousbeck

Photograph by Kelsey Grousbeck

Melissa McClung is a filmmaker, writer and educator based in Western Massachusetts. Melissa's short films have won both local and national awards. Her film, Gale and the Fish, was produced with a production grant from Northampton Community Television and features an all-New England cast and crew.

Melissa teaches film at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public High School and serves on the board of Northampton Community Television. For years, Melissa also worked with adolescents at Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp. She finds collaborating with young art-makers keeps her mind open to the full spectrum of creative possibilities in art.

Melissa graduated from Vassar College in 2012, and she is currently pursuing her MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts.