Since graduating from Georgia State’s film program in 2009, Mike Morgan has fallen into a world of horror. Independent horror film, that is.
Morgan worked on the crew for James Sizemore’s "The Demon’s Rook." On crew, he was obliged to play some extra parts as well, which meant he had the privilege to die twice in this Southern, gothic tale of demons, blood and guts.
Currently, Morgan is the assistant director for Tim Reis’ upcoming horror film "Bad Blood." This time around, instead of demons, the great beast of the film is a werefrog.
Morgan is also the founder of the local Yallywood Film Festival, which had its inaugural festival last year.
"The Demon’s Rook" just came out on DVD through Tribeca and can also be found on all sorts of streaming platforms like iTunes and Amazon. "Bad Blood" is currently in post-production so that will be on the horizon soon.
The Yallywood Film Festival will have programming year-round. In late March or early April, date yet to be determined, there will be a local music video festival. In July, there will be a summer shorts fest, featuring films all under three minutes. Updates for those events can be found here and here.
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