Mo Morris
Mo morris

Mo Morris’ intimate character-driven storytelling uses humor to invite audiences into the complex lives of her protagonists. Her work confronts challenging social issues while inspiring us to embrace our common humanity and work toward a more socially just world. Her directorial debut, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone, follows a fearless muralist, activist, and educator as she works to tackle poverty, racism, and inequality—with a paintbrush. The film premiered at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival, earned awards for Best Documentary and Audience Favorite and was broadcast nationally on public television’s Emmy award-winning America ReFramed series. Mo has produced short videos for organizations on topics as wide-ranging as education, sexual violence, choral music and restorative justice. She has edited film projects with internationally-acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers Jed Riffe, Maureen Gosling and Abby Ginzberg and collaborated to produce the Silence Speaks video compilation for StoryCenter. Years of social justice activism and professional experience as a mediator and immigration attorney enrich Mo’s approach to documentary filmmaking. She is a 2013 Bay Area Video Coalition MediaMaker Fellow and won a 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award. She lives in Berkeley.