Brett Morgen

Brett Morgen

Highest Rated: 98% Jane (2017)

Lowest Rated: 81% Chicago 10 (2007)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1968

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Brett Morgen was a documentary filmmaker whose award winning work helped set the standard of nonfiction movie making in the early 21st century. Over the course of his hugely successful career, he covered subjects from athletes to punk rockers to his fellow movie makers. Morgen was born in 1968 and grew up in New York City. Morgen was passionate about film from a young age; he wanted to be a documentary filmmaker by age five. He had a subscription to Variety at age nine and collected film memorabilia throughout middle school. He attended Hampshire College, where he majored in American mythology, before getting his masters in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His thesis, the feature-length documentary "On the Ropes" (1999), centered on a boxing coach and his three young protégés. "On the Ropes" won many festival awards and was nominated for an Academy Award. This began his career as a critically acclaimed filmmaker. His film "The Kid Stays In The Picture" (2002) about the legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, was screened at Cannes. He also dabbled in TV documentaries, producing "Nimrod Nation" (Sundance 2005-06) about a small town basketball team, which won him a Peabody Award. In 2015, he directed the documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a piercing inside look at the late troubled musician.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% 85% Jane Director,
Writer,
Producer
$1.9M 2017
97% 81% Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2015
89% 85% Crossfire Hurricane Director,
Writer
- 2012
81% 77% Chicago 10 Director,
Writer,
Producer
$176.5K 2007
91% 80% The Kid Stays in the Picture Director,
Writer,
Producer
$1.4M 2002
93% 75% On the Ropes Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
$47.2K 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet PBS NewsHour Weekend Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015

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