Keely Morrison

On what she hopes to achieve through her films:
I have a lot of projects that I would love to develop that offer a glimpse into teenage girls’ minds. Growing up, I had a really hard time finding shorts or feature films that depicted raw moments of teenage life. I want to create glimpses with seemingly uninteresting plots that, once developed, turn into honest moments between a teenage girl and her thoughts. 

On her love for Broad City (and its co-creators): 
I really look up to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the creators of my favorite show, Broad City…. These are two hilarious women, smoking weed, going on adventures in New York,  putting up no wall. They say what they want and do what they want. The show isn't about finding true love in New York, or two girls that are best friends who fight all the time….They inspire me and give me hope to create any project I want. There are no rules.

Elle Fanning by Keely.

Elle Fanning by Keely.

On living in Los Angeles:
Have been born and raised in Los Angeles, I often found myself driving to quiet areas to get a break from all the madness. My favorite secret spots (where I usually turn on the Beatles and sit in my car) would have to be Griffith Observatory, driving around the reservoir in Silverlake (when there was water in it), the mountains in Glendale, and the ocean.

On her favorite filmmaker:
One of my all time favorite filmmakers would have to be Richard Linklater. Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, and Slacker are all some of the most honest movies I have ever seen….The way people, especially teenagers, interact in his films are not overly dramatized for the screen—they are real conversations with awkward pauses and weird body language, because being a teenager is awkward! ★

Harper Cullen by Keely.

Harper Cullen by Keely.