DavidShigetoPICBudget Fabulous Films is the codename of secret agent David Meiklejohn, a writer, filmmaker, and installation artist who lives and works in Maine and Los Angeles. Combining poetry and politics, Meiklejohn creates work that has inspired and challenged audiences in film festivals and cinemas around the United States, and much of his work is available on this website.

Meiklejohn made his feature-length directorial debut in 2011 with My Heart is an Idiot—a comedic documentary about love—and wrote and directed a short film about a vengeful spy for the annual Maine-based scary film anthology Damnationland. His music videos have premiered online with IFC, Vice, and SPIN, and have won awards at film festivals across the country.

He is available for hire, for collaboration, and for adventure.


 photo by Zach Saginaw