Director Biography – Gretl Claggett (STORMCHASER)

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GRETL CLAGGETT is a writer and director committed to creating singular stories that reflect current dilemmas but are timeless — stories that entertain and catalyze conversations that can transform cultures.

Gretl’s first film Happy Hour — narrated by Julianne Moore — is based on true events and a poem from her book, “Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged.” The film screened as an official selection at 17 festivals, winning several awards and garnering praise from Oscar-winning Writer/Director Robert Benton: “Happy Hour is a lush, elegiac film about an extremely difficult subject and Ms. Claggett handles it masterfully.”

Happy Hour is now available on iTunes and Amazon in association with a nonprofit campaign. All proceeds go to a small group of nonprofits whose focus is treating and preventing sexual abuse and promoting healthy relationships.

Another passion of Gretl’s is pioneering the use of innovative technologies to shape stories that engage and inspire…

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