USHER MORGAN

BIOGRAPHY

Morgan was born in Israel and immigrated to the United States in his early twenties. He founded companies in the publishing, real estate and film production industries. After experimenting with film production and distribution, Morgan began showing interest in producing and directing his own films.

In 2011, Morgan founded Digital Magic Entertainment - an independent film production and distribution company. The company engages in the development, financing, production, distribution, and marketing of independent motion pictures, short films and documentaries. 

In 2012, Morgan directed and produced the documentary film, The Thought Exchange with Disney composer David Friedman. The Thought Exchange teaches a simple yet profound way of looking at the world that allows us to understand and experience the truth about who we really are, where we really live, what we really want, and how to have that all the time.

In 2013, Morgan produced and served as post production supervisor for Crowned - an original web series by Josh Bednarskey and Brianne Sanborn. The show follows the life of party princesses living in LA. 

In 2014, Morgan entered production on his first narrative short film, Prego. Prego tells the story of Emily (Katie Vincent), a young woman confronting a one-night stand (Taso Mikroulis) with the revelation that she's pregnant. Things go from bad to worse when Emily discovers that Mark is not an ideal father figure. The film gained national recognition and received positive reviews across the board. It won the Best Comedy Short Award at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival, Best Comedy Short Award at the 2015 Chain NYC Film Festival, 2 awards from the 2015 Indie Fest Film Festival, and the Best Comedy award at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival. In total the film received 6 wins and 13 nominations. 

In 2015, Morgan wrote, directed and produced his first narrative feature film, Pickings starring Elyse Price, Joel Bernard, Katie Vincent, Emil Ferzola and Yaron Urbas. Pickings was released to theaters on March 2nd, 2018. Price plays Jo Lee-Haywood, a mysterious bar owner defending her family and business from the wrath of a short-tempered mobster and his protection racket. The film was released to favorable reviews and won 6 awards and 11 nominations. 

In 2016, Morgan wrote, directed and produced Fine Dining with Elyse Price and Joel Bernard. This short animated film (Fine Dining) tells the story of a tired old vampire, determined to convince his lover to abandon the path of effortless consumption and give in to their long-abandoned animal instinct. The film was released online in 2017. 

In 2017, Morgan wrote, directed and produced the supernatural horror short film Trapped Inside starring Elyse Price, Julie Reifers and Joel Bernard. The film follows the story of Macy Nash, a young girl who wakes up after nearly drowning in the tub to find herself locked inside a dark and eerie bathroom. Things quickly go from bad to worse as she realizes that there's something else in the room with her.

In 2018, Morgan produced and directed the psychological thriller short film Windblown with actress/producing partner Katie Vincent. Windblown tells the story of Beth Reeves who seeks solace in her family's New England cottage following the death of her brother. Things go badly. In the same year, Morgan shot and directed the upcoming short film Dual Action, starring Joe Trombino, Skye Stracke, Joel Bernard and Elyse Price. 

In 2019, Morgan directed and produced the VFX short film The Last Frost starring Katie Vincent as an ice demon queen taking her vengeance on humanity in its final moments.  


 

Trapped Inside (2018 Short Horror Film)

Pickings (2018 Neo-Noir Crime Feature Film)

Prego (2015 Comedy Short Film)

Fine Dining - (2017 Comedy Short Film)

Windblown (2019 psychological thriller)

Dual Action (2019 Crime Short)

© 2018 by Screenwriter, Director, Producer Usher Morgan.

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