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Screenings, Press, Awards

2017

Awards

Nominations

Screenings

2016

Awards

Nominations

  • Dead Walk – Nominated Best Cinematography

Screenings

Press

  • interview5 Questions with Youth Shorts winner Morgana McKenzie” (Kingston Canadian Film Festival) – an interview with Morgana regarding her February 2016 win at the festival.
  • interviewQ&A w/ Teen Filmmakers Morgana McKenzie and Carol Nguyen” (She Does the City) – an interview with Morgana and Carol after their recent wins at the Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave Jump Cuts event.
  • interviewYoung Filmmaker Interview: Morgana McKenzie” (Big Little Filmmaker) – a very extensive interview by award winning filmmaker Kira Bursky.
  • reviewFuture of Film Showcase 2016 Review: Ellie” (The Toronto Film Scene) – a very favourable review of Ellie.
    • Director Morgana McKenzie does a wonderful job of slowly revealing the secrets that Stephen has, always making sure to surprise viewers at every turn. Things are never what they appear to be in this short. Every time we figure something out, McKenzie throws another twist in that not only reveals more of the story, but takes the previous revelations into a new direction.
  • reviewApril 2016 Viewing Diary | The Sheila Variations” (Sheila O’Malley) – A blog post that includes a micro-review of “We All Go the Same” from the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Festival.
    • Morgana McKenzie is 15 years old. That fact alone is astonishing, especially considering the elegant and planned-out LOOK of this short. Many films at the festival were interesting, in terms of their topics, but not all that well-thought-out in terms of visuals. McKenzie’s visuals are beautiful. Like Comfort Me with Absinthe, it’s an unofficial (but authorized) music video for the song of the same name by Radical Fire. You can watch the whole thing here and remember: 15 years old. It makes you think, “Jeez, I’ve been a slacker my entire life.”
  • pressSeventeen Magazine, April 2016 – A profile on filmmaker Kira Bursky that includes a sidebar on several other young female filmmakers, including Morgana.
  • reviewAnything Horror – Best Horror Shorts of 2015” – Round-up of shorts, with a capsule review of Kurayami no Wa:
    • The second short from the 2015 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, KURAYAMI NO WA is a rather batshit-crazy short film made by–get this–fifteen year old director and co-writer Morgana McKenzie. In it, a Japanese doomsday cult hands out tainted candy on Halloween which turns the population into murderous zombies. The plague spreads and the survivors are forced out into the harsh Canadian wilderness. The acting by the young cast is fantastic, and McKenzie tells the story in such a way that Tarantino himself could learn a trick or two. This is a fantastically fun and crazy short.

2015

Awards

Nominations, Honorable Mentions

Press

Screenings

2014

Awards

Nominations

Press

Screenings


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