Who is Cameron Meier?

DSC01144I am a film critic whose reviews run regularly in The Orlando Weekly and other Euclid Media publications such as The Detroit Metro Times and The San Antonio Current. My movie, theatre and art reviews have appeared in numerous other publications as well, including Sunshine Artist Magazine and  Jacksonville Folio Weekly, and on websites such as OrlandoCityBeat.com, now part of The Orlando Sentinel. I am a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle.

From 2004 to 2010, I served as editor in chief of the aforementioned Sunshine Artist. I also currently serve as vice president of Paul Meier Dialect Services, a company devoted to dialect and accent instruction for actors in film, television, theatre and voice-over; and as executive editor of the International Dialects of English Archive. In addition, I’m a film-festival juror and judge, most recently for the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, the 48 Hour Film Project, STARTFest and the Love Your Shorts Film Festival, all in greater Orlando, Florida.

Cameron at Paramount Studios

Cameron at Paramount Studios in 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about film, and I have my parents, Paul and Marilyn, to thank first for that. I was also fortunate enough to work for the Walt Disney Company, at WDW’s Magic Kingdom (as Fantasyland art/show coordinator, with a particular emphasis on the historic carousel) and at the Disney-MGM Studios, where I spent many days on the soundstage floor. That latter experience, right out of high school, certainly helped shape my love for film. Spending time in Los Angeles, especially on the Disney and Universal lots, also fueled my passion.

I’m indebted to friends, professors and acquaintances who have fueled my love of film. I should specifically acknowledge fellow movie enthusiastic and friend Chester Maple, who was my accomplice during many soundstage and backlot adventures, and Jim DeSantis of Movie Brain Rot (where you can hear my podcasts), who has introduced me to countless B movies, exploitation flicks and low-budget horrors. The entire staff of the Enzian, a non-profit art-house cinema in Maitland, Florida, also deserves a hearty thanks.

I have a B.A. in Journalism (news/editorial, with an emphasis in film, theatre and art criticism), from the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

Cameron and Dan Aykroyd 2009

Cameron and Dan Aykroyd in 2009

I hope you find this site insightful and the information contained therein useful in discovering films you’d like to watch, or watch again. If it points you in the direction of a film that changes your life or, at the very least, affects you deeply, I have done my job. And if you disagree with my ratings, please keep in mind that art is subjective. I welcome constructive comments, suggestions and feedback at MeierMovies@aol.com.