Directing, "Easy For Me" (2021)
Morgan started out in front of the camera, but after living in Los Angeles during pilot season, she realized she was fascinated with what was happening behind the camera. In between takes on set, instead of hanging out with the other actors, she’d sit with the Director, DP and PAs to watch, learn and ask what they were doing, and why.
In 2016, at 11 years old, she created her first short film, “Don't Forget Us” which was a documentary-style short about the children’s reactions to the adults around them during the 2016 Presidential Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. She created the concept, co-wrote, cast, and starred in this short film which earned her press attention as well as film festival awards in 2017.
This motivated her to create more. She approached crew she'd previously with to ask them to work with her again on her next several projects which included a dramatic short, “Switch” (2018) and music video “Smoke Signals” for Billboard featured artist Heather Mae in 2019. These projects gained attention, press, more film festival awards, and they created the momentum to jump into the next phase of film production. The attention Morgan had gained from previous work, led to her winning two young entrepreneur awards and grants which helped fund her next projects.
In 2020, Morgan discovered two young female artists on Instagram. She selected two of their songs, had them professionally produced, created the concepts for their music videos, and helped fundraise with the artists for production costs. In 2021, at the age of 16, she cast and made her directorial debut in Texas with Lauren Gottshall’s country-pop music video “Easy For Me”, and then in California in December 2021, she directed another music video which was filmed almost entirely underwater, Sydnie Stephens’ "Tragedy Strikes”. Both music videos have earned multiple film festival award wins, and a world premiere screening in Los Angeles in June 2022.
During the summer of 2022, Morgan attended the prestigious, USC Summer Film Intensive which confirmed her dedicated passion for a future in film.
Coming up, Morgan will direct a dramatic short that she wrote, “Behind Her Back” (2023). She secured the IP / copyright for a gut-wrenching true coming-of-age story which is currently in development. And, Morgan is collaborating to produce a documentary short with a young athlete currently in remission from t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Morgan will be interning with an esteemed production company in Los Angeles for the summer of 2023.
All of this while attending high school! Morgan plays tennis for her school, loves hanging out with her friends, is an honor-roll student, enjoys traveling, and being with her family. After high school graduation in 2024 …. she will attend college / film school.
Producing, "Don't Forget Us" (2016)