Rachel Morrison

Rachel Morrison

Highest Rated: 97% Mudbound (2017)

Lowest Rated: 21% Dorfman in Love (2011)

Birthday: Apr 27, 1978

Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA

Cinematographers don't often become household names, but Rachel Morrison was a high-profile exception. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978, Morrison first picked up her mother's vintage Olympus camera when she was still a small child and spent her youth snapping pictures. By the time she was enrolling at New York University, Morrison was unable to choose between film and still photography, so she double majored in both. She would go on to earn her master's degree in cinematography from AFI Conservatory in 2006. She entered the ranks of professional cinematographers with a job shooting on the reality series "The Hills" (MTV, 2006-2010). It was far from the substantial and artistically minded films Morrison had in mind, but the experience did teach her how to light for multiple cameras at once-a very useful skill in the realm of independent film. She would go on to shoot Zal Batmanglij's independent science fiction film "Sound of My Voice" (2011) and Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" (2013). Coogler offered her the director of photography position on "Creed' (2015), but Morrison was forced to turn the job down as she was pregnant at the time, and due to give birth in the middle of filming. She went on to shoot the Jennifer Aniston drama "Cake" (2014), the acclaimed "Dope" (2015), and the period drama "Mudbound" (2017) before reteaming with Coogler for what would prove a first for both of them: the Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther" (2018). Though neither had made such a high budget movie before, the pair brought their independent sensibilities to the project with great results, as the movie proved one of the highest grossing films of the decade. Fresh off of the film's success, Morrison signed on to shoot the period biopic "Against All Enemies" (2019).




36% 51% Seberg Cinematographer $413.8K 2019
96% 75% Black Panther Cinematographer $700.2M 2018
97% 85% Mudbound Cinematographer - 2017
88% 83% Dope Cinematographer $17.5M 2015
49% 44% Cake Cinematographer $1.9M 2014
54% 28% Little Accidents Cinematographer $10.1K 2014
No Score Yet 91% Druid Peak Cinematographer - 2014
72% 42% The Harvest Cinematographer - 2013
55% 15% Some Girl(s) Cinematographer - 2013
94% 87% Fruitvale Station Cinematographer $16.1M 2013
79% 76% Any Day Now Cinematographer $200.0K 2012
36% 47% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Cinematographer $200.8K 2012
21% 52% Dorfman in Love Cinematographer $13.7K 2011
75% 66% Sound of My Voice Cinematographer $405.6K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Words of the Holy Ghost Cinematographer - 2011
No Score Yet 62% Palo Alto Cinematographer - 2007


84% 89% American Crime Story Director 2021
94% 64% Homemade Director 2020
80% 70% Hightown Director 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Unknown (Character) 2018
96% 89% American Crime Director 2015-2016
70% 46% Quantico Director 2015