Childhood memories of sitting with hushed audiences in dark theatres – before, during and sometimes after a shocking conclusion, shaped Melissa’s love of movies.  Her passion for film spans many genres and go-to’s are Indies, Sci-fi and Costume dramas. An image of Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady explains her life-long love of hats. Melissa works in marketing by day. She feels the arts saved her life and is a devoted year-round and festival volunteer for several arts and cultural organizations. She’s been a Toronto International Film Festival volunteer since 2003. Melissa recently fulfilled a wish to join the Sundance Film Festival volunteer roster and has a desire to meet Robert Redford. Melissa will be returning to Sundance for her fifth straight year in 2019. During this Sundance working-vacation, Melissa volunteers on the Artist Relations Box Office team as Box Office Associate. Melissa’s desert island picks are Alien, The Godfather, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Miss Sunshine and My Fair Lady. Melissa’s focus will be independent films. By the way, she has not met Robert Redford, yet.


  • Chuck
    On November 18, 2018 11:08 pm 0Likes


  • john knapp
    On November 18, 2018 5:59 pm 0Likes

    Congrats Melissa on hooking up with Foote & Friends. You’re great to work with and clearly a keen cinephile.

  • wally sobel
    On November 18, 2018 3:40 pm 0Likes

    Melissa Houghton is one amazing person. Intelligent, caring, loving, thoughtful and a beautiful spirit. Wonderful to read about her.

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