Clint Morris

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Clint Morris
Born Clinton James Morris
1975
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Publicist, producer, journalist, screenwriter
Years active 1999–present

Clint Morris (born 1975)[citation needed] is an Australian entertainment writer, publicist and producer. He is the CEO of publicity and publishing firm October Coast, a partner in October Coast Entertainment and a partner in the production company Shorris Film, with producing credits including Radio America and Complacent.[1]

Early life[edit]

Clint Morris is the elder of two children of Robert and Heather Morris. Morris spent his teenage years working at drive-in theaters, video stores and at radio stations, where he would begin his career as a broadcast journalist. Morris attended North Shepparton Secondary College in Shepparton. He was a finalist valedictorian at college, graduating with a bachelor of business. He also holds advanced diplomas in Advertising and Marketing, and a certificate in Commercial Radio announcing.[citation needed]

Journalist career[edit]

Morris began his career as a radio announcer at several Victorian radio stations in the mid-1990s. Morris said of his entrance into journalism:

I believe I was about 16 or 17 when I started reviewing for local radio, which led to a regular gig as a radio announcer for a few years, if only because I was the only film fanatic in country Victoria that knew his Cimino's from his Friedkin's. No matter which station I ended up at, I’d always end up saddling the film reviewing job. I didn't complain. I even got to see Sliver a few days before release. But the experience on radio led to some reviewing work with a couple of newspapers and magazines and a TV show. By the time I was 21 I was working in marketing and publicity, but I never let the film reviewing go completely.[2]

Filmmaking career[edit]

After working on a contract basis on several studio pictures as a producer and screenwriter, Morris decided to officially enter the film-making world, joining actor and filmmaker Christopher Showerman to form Shorris Film, a Los Angeles-based independent film production company. The duo's first film was Between the Sand and the Sky.[3] Morris went on to produce such films as Complacent and Radio America.[4] He co-produced Vitals in 2014.[citation needed]

October Coast[edit]

Morris had freelanced and moonlighted as an agent and publicist for several years before opening October Coast, a full-service public relations and publishing firm in March 2012.[citation needed]

Producer credits[edit]

  • Vitals (2014)
  • Condition Dead (2014) (in development)
  • Room & Board (2013) (associate producer)
  • Bristled (2013)
  • Knockout (2013)
  • Radio America (2012)
  • Top Priority : The Terror Within (2012) – also publicist
  • Complacent' (2010)
  • Rampage (2010)
  • A Lonely Place for Dying (2008)
  • Dead Country (2008)
  • Between the Sand and the Sky (2008)
  • Raiders of the Damned (2007; video)
  • Traveller : Red (2006; video) – also voice
  • Shortcut to Happiness (2004)
  • The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) – assistant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio America – About the Film". Official Website of Radio America. Radio America Official Website. 
  2. ^ Buckmaster, Luke. "Crikey". Meet the Critics series: Clint Morris. crikey.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "SciFiScoop". Interview with Christopher Showerman on "Between the Sand and the Sky" and "Radio America". SciFiScoop.com. 
  4. ^ "George of the Jungle... Sings?". GeekWeek.Com. GeekWeek.Com. 

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