Rosie Morris is a London-based filmmaker. She studied a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College University of London and did a one-year Arts Council Funded MA at Open School East, before attending the Directing Documentary course at The National Film and Television School from where she graduated in February 2020.
Rosie’s aim is that the audience is invited into the world of her films to meet the people in them at eye level. She examines the ethical complexities of the stories she is telling to drive her creative choices, prioritising intimacy and emotion and the relationships involved in making the film.
Rosie’s latest short film, My Blonde GF, was developed through the short form station at Berlinale Talents 2020 and subsequently commissioned by OKRE, the Guardian and BFI Doc Society through 16 Productions and award-winning production company Tyke Films. My Blonde GF premiered at Krakow International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest before launching online on the Guardian in October 2023. Her films have screened at festivals including Aesthetica Short Film Festival, FIPADOC International Documentary Film Festival, Underwire Film Festival, Bolton Film Festival, Folkestone Film Festival, Otherfield Film Festival and Women Over Fifty Film Festival.
Rosie was a finalist in the 16 Days and 16 Films competition, hosted by Modern Films and the Kering Foundation with her 2020 short film Heart Eyes and a World, and her graduation film, Trees was nominated in the David L Wolper student documentary category at the 2021 International Documentary Awards (IDA) and was subsequently acquired by the global short film platform watchargo.com.
She is currently in post-production on an Arts Council Funded short Close your Eyes to See, and her latest film, This Moment and The Next, which was commissioned and funded by the University of Essex.