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Margie Soudek’s Salt and Pepper Shakers


Meredith Moore

Executive Producers

Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo


Jonna McKone


Albert Birney


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.

Director, Margie Soudek's Salt and Pepper Shakers

Meredith Moore is a Baltimore-based artist and filmmaker. Her moving image work pushes the boundaries of traditional filmmaking, often combining techniques that range outdated analog film technologies to complex digital effects. Her films have screened at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, True/False Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Antimatter Film Festival, Baltimore Museum of Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Washington Project for the Arts, and The Walters Art Museum. She has been a Saul Zaentz Fellow, a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund, served as a juror for Athens International Film Festival, and a resident artist at Signal Culture. Along with her film work, Meredith has worked professionally in audiovisual archives and has taught in the Film & Video Department at MICA. Her VFX work can be found in numerous documentaries and music videos.