Creation Sequence
Morgan Cooper
Morgan Cooper is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and cinematographer with a unique voice, clear vision, and a passion for every aspect of storytelling. Cooper’s influences range from fine art, jazz, and hip hop, to the works of photographers Roy DeCarava and Gordon Parks. His Midwest roots and wide array of experiences growing up in Kansas City, Mo., also resonate throughout his work. Having traveled extensively as a commercial director/DP, Cooper is now focused on what he loves most: narrative filmmaking with substance and purpose; telling the stories of those who are unrepresented, underrepresented, and misrepresented in film. In recent months, short films written, directed, and shot by Cooper were selected for the Chicago, Atlanta, Pan-African, and Manchester film festivals, among others. Cooper is committed to combining art with purpose by using his voice as a filmmaker to positively impact society. He believes in giving back through service and mentorship. When he looks back someday on his career, Cooper hopes he will have helped inspire the next generation of young black filmmakers to fearlessly tell their stories.