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"I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk."

~ Werner Herzog
German Documentarian

Calan Mengel is a filmmaker and producer who specializes in docu-style filmmaking and research for commercial brands and independent films. Her goal is to combine well-organized film business with top-notch storytelling in order to connect with a variety of viewers. Her skills include detailed preproduction, film budget management, post production workflow, doc-style directing and supervising, and proficiency in most Adobe Creative Could Applications and beyond.

Aside from her commercial work, Calan works on her own documentaries and pieces. She has also worked on student films, local film competitions, gameshows, and streaming service shows.

Calan is the original founder of What Happens Next blog. While she has stepped down from her position, she still supports the platform and is a featured member on the podcast show, What We're Watching, streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other audio platforms.

While not working, Calan enjoys going to the movies, spending time with family and friends, being a Big Sister for BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh, and being an active volunteer with J&J Farms Animal Sanctuary.

Calan has received her B.F.A. in Cinema Production, with a Concentration in Producing and a Minor in Screenwriting, from Point Park University (located in Downtown Pittsburgh) in the Spring of 2022.

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