Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Meow Wolf: An Autobiography  (Working Title)

A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success.

The group’s members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf now faces its own internal turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.


Morgan Capps

Jilann Spitzmiller




Directors: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller
Executive Producer: Nicolas Gonda, Tristan Love
Producer: Alexandra Renzo
Screenwriter: Jilann Spitzmiller, Morgan Capps, Christina Procter
Cinematographer: Seth Fuller, Jilann Spitzmiller, Morgan Capps, Lindsey Kennedy, Ryan Thompson, Brian Solomon, Tristan Love, Kelvin DuVall, Amy West
Editor: Alessandra Dobrin Khalsa
Sound Designer: Kathleen Edwards
Music: Ben Wright
Principal Cast: George R.R. Martin, Vince Kadlubek, Sean Di Ianni, Caity Kennedy, Matt King, Emily Montoya, Benji Geary, Corvas K Brinkerhoff II
Additional Credits: Consulting Editor: Davis Coombe, Consulting Producer: Anna Darrah, Additional Editors: Alec Brown, Lia Gotz, Jilann Spitzmiller, Morgan Capps, Animation: Brad Wolfley, Little Big Bang, Alec Brown


Submarine Entertainment
Public Film Contact
Alexandra Renzo
Meow Wolf Entertainment
(603) 667-7264
Publicity Contact
Brandy Fons
(310) 809-8882
Sales Agent
Josh Braun
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Experimental, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 108:00 mins