Born in California and raised in Alaska, filmmaker Jeffrey Morgan made 15 short movies by the time he finished high school. Through the financial help of his Native American tribe, the Fallon Paiute of northern Nevada, Morgan graduated in 1999 from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a major in film and television production. His directing professor once described his work as, “drama with a twist,” and film critic James Bowman noticed Morgan’s “considerable flair for handling his actors.” In 2002, he was an NYU Richard Vague film production fund finalist, a Project Greenlight 2 top 250 director, and a writer in the top 10% of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships. In 2003 he directed the short film “Eclipsed” which earned him a spot as one of the top 250 directors in Project Greenlight 3. He worked four years as an editor at Deutsch Advertising in New York before joining the company’s broadcast production department as an associate producer and in-house director. Morgan first became involved with “Lillie & Leander” in the summer of 2002.
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