Meike Walcha is an award winning filmmaker, social archivist and storyteller. She started her career as a photographer in grammar school. Since then she has been quietly recording, exploring and creating reality.
In 1998, following an apprenticeship as a photographer, she won a place in the prestigious Audiovisual Media Arts programme at the University of Cologne where she graduated with the German equivalent of an MFA. Her graduation film "Tube Swapper" — a mocumentary about a London Underground Movement — won her the First Steps award for best short film in 2003.
Meike produced commercial television in Germany from 2003-2005, including the hit-series “Little Angels” and “Teen Swap”. She co-founded DoMe Mobile Limited, a location-based service over SMS founded before the rise of FourSquare and Gowalla. She also organised the 48-hour film competition for the London Bridge Festival in 2009, an adaptation of the 2880 Film Festival in Leverkusen which she has been running continuously since 2004.
Most recently, she has been creating rich multimedia and web content for the NHS to facilitate public and patient involvement in medical research. She is a founding partner of the Guanxin collective of innovators trying to employ tech to turn empathy into action.