|From the Ashes
The Life and Times of Tick Hall
|A documentary film by Scott Morris
featuring Dick Cavett and Carrie Nye
Scott Morris is an award-winning filmmaker with 25 years of experience producing, directing and editing documentaries, short films and videos in the New York area.
Scott's career began in the early 1970's as an independent filmmaker, when he explored many different types of media and genres, including clay animation, dramatic short subjects and documentaries. His animated film, The Intruder (produced in 1971), was shown at the 1977 New York Film Festival and on PBS, and won a Cine Golden Eagle.
In 1975, Scott received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a series of upbeat, short documentaries about street festivals in New York, culminating with a half-hour film about the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration. The films were shown on HBO and in the "What's Happening" series at the Museum of Modern Art.
In the 80's and 90's, Scott worked as a producer, director, writer and editor for numerous clients. His production company created many award-winning marketing, promotional and corporate films and videos, including The Making of Luxor, a half-hour film and successful home video about building the prototype 30-story glass pyramid in Las Vegas and the creation of its high-tech attractions. He also wrote and directed The Ghana Chimpanzee Project, a short fundraiser for an animal rights group and winner of a Gold Hugo at the 2000 Chicago Intercom Festival.
As a film editor, Scott cut the 1986 Academy Award winning short, Molly's Pilgrim, directed by Jeff Brown. Between 1993 and 1997, he edited and helped write many long-form documentaries for PBS, A&E Biography, Lifetime Television and Discovery Channel. Noteworthy projects include Rediscovering America, Ingrid Bergman Remembered, and Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman.
In 1999, Scott Morris Productions began shooting From The Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall, a one-hour documentary chronicling the history, loss and rebuilding of Dick Cavett's historic seaside house. Completed in July 2001, From The Ashes premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival to a sold-out screening, and received its broadcast premiere on New York's Thirteen/WNET in July 2003. (See the Press page for reviews and articles.)
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