Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, Morgan Jon Fox is a Southern director/producer/1st AD from Memphis, TN.
Known for getting strong, authentic performances, and telling gritty regional southern stories, his early micro-budget feature films Blue Citrus Hearts, and OMG/HaHaHa were film festival hits and gained international distribution. His documentary This Is What Love In Action Looks Like gained praise and national attention from CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times and The Advocate for capturing the true story of a Memphis teen who was forced into a religious based “straight camp” intended to change his sexuality. The doc screened at over 40 festivals around the world and won the Derek Oyston CHE Film Award at the London LGBT Film Festival. His latest project, FERAL is an 8 Episode show he created for the new streaming platform DEKKOO about a close knit group of 20-something LGBT artists living in Memphis, TN. Described as “‘Weekend’ meets ‘Girls’(Huffington Post), Feral was praised as “an authentic queer drama”(out.com), “atmospheric and romantic.. heartbreaking” (indiewire), and was nominated for Best Web Series by Queerty.com.
Morgan also has over 15 years of experience as a Producer and Assistant Director, working with A24 Films, Daniel Scheinert, MTV, Craig Brewer, Tim Sutton (Dark Night, Sundance 2016), Tom Dolby (Call Me By Your Name) and Justin Timberlake. He produced Maya Dardel (Lena Olin, Rosanna Arquette, 2017 SXSW), and associate produced MEMPHIS (Tim Sutton, Sundance 2014). His work as an editor on Brewer’s MTV project $5 Cover (Sundance 2009) garnered him a nomination as Best Editor at the Streamy Awards.