Local filmmaker Fox: "New Face of Independent Film." 

New face: filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox

New face: filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox

Memphis filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox (Blue Citrus Hearts, OMG/HaHaHa) has been named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in the Summer 2009 issue of Filmmaker magazine. Fox is the third Memphis filmmaker — following Craig Brewer and Kentucker Audley — to be so-honored.

"I knew several months ago that I was short-listed, then I found out a couple of weeks ago that I'd made it," says Fox, who was interviewed and photographed for the story but decided not to talk about the honor until Filmmaker released it. The story is now online. Hard copies of the magazine should be hitting local newsstands soon.

Filmmaker writes of Fox, "Memphis-based Morgan Jon Fox is still getting comfortable with the label of being the voice of the YouTube generation. Since premiering his third feature, OMG/HaHaHa at NewFest in New York City last June, his low-tech improvised/Web cam/quasi-documentary hybrid of a group of gay, straight, and transgender Memphis teens has struck a chord with young festivalgoers as well as critics."

Fox, who served as assistant director on Brewer's $5 Cover series, is currently working on Savage County, another MTV-sponsored web series, which will begin shooting locally in August. The horror genre series is the brainchild of MTV New Media's Davis Harris, who was involved in $5 Cover. Fox, who will serve as second assistant director, and producer Erin Hagee (also of $5 Cover) are working on putting together the local cast and crew for the project. (Incidentally, at the same time the local $5 Cover band is getting back together, the franchise is expanding with the beginning of production on $5 Cover: Seattle, helmed by IndieMemphis vet Lynn Shelton, a Seattle filmmaker whose current film, Hump Day, is emerging as an art-house hit.)

In addition, Fox is getting ready for the DVD release of his latest film, OMG/HaHaHa, which is due out in September from Water Bearer Films. Fox is also completing his documentary This is What Love in Action Looks Like. And after assisting on two web-based series, Fox currently is developing his own web product, an entirely fictional, story-driven series focused on Memphis high school life.


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