Psychological Horror. Modern Folktales. Sociopolitical Stories. LGBTQIA+ Filmmaker & Storyteller. Harsh Stories With Heart.
"Carrsan T. Morrissey is an award-winning filmmaker, self-published author, and playwright from Cedar Falls, Iowa, known for elevated horror, tense thrillers, and powerful dramas with a distinctly independent feel.
Raw, uncompromising, and often heavy in tone, Morrissey's films are also known for their diverse casts and characters, especially in regards to the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Their films have been viewed over 2.4 million times online, and their novel "Old Wounds" debuted as one of the Top 25 best-selling new LGBT Horror Novels on Amazon, remaining on the Top 100 list for several weeks afterwards.
In the last 7 years they have written, directed, and edited over a dozen film projects, 7 of which are feature-length. Their newest work can be found at vimeo.com/citymproductions, and their Patreon link is patreon.com/citymproductions."
Nominee: Best Director
What Follows the Shadows
NOMINEE: Best Director (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Short Film
What Follows the Shadows
NOMINEE: Best Short Film (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Cinematography
LILIAN
NOMINEE: Best Cinematography (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Short Film
LILIAN
NOMINEE: Best Short Film (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Web Series
LILIAN
WINNER: Award of Achievement (Runner-Up)–Web Series (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor–Joe Frenna
Roulette Girl
NOMINEE: Best Supporting Actor–Joe Frenna (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Actor–Orion Risk
Roulette Girl
NOMINEE: Best Actor–Orion Risk (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Actress–Ally Jo Williams
Roulette Girl
NOMINEE: Best Actress–Ally Jo Williams (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Roulette Girl
NOMINEE: Best Cinematography (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Graphic Art Direction/Design
Roulette Girl
WINNER: Award of Excellence (Top Award)–Best Graphic Art Direction/Design (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Nominee: Best Feature Film
Roulette Girl
WINNER: Award of Excellence (Top Award)–Feature Film (Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards)
Ottumwa, Iowa
2022
Special Selection for Conference
Roulette Girl
Screening–Hawkeye Community College Humanities Conference
Waterloo, Iowa
2022
Best Use of Genre
What Follows the Shadows
Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project: Best of City Screenings
Des Moines, Iowa
2021
NOMINATED: "Best Short Film"
Gorgon
The Iowa Motion Picture Awards
Ottumwa, IA
2020
WINNER: Award of Excellence, Directing
DAWN
Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards
Official Selection
Gorgon
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
WINNER: "Best Feature Film"
ingrID
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
College
Upper Iowa University
Digital Communications
2020Present
High School
Cedar Falls High School
20112014
Birth Date
November 7, 1995
Birth City
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Current City
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Height
5' 11"
Gender
Other
Eye Color
Grey
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
"In both the art and the business worlds, the difference between the amateurs and the professionals is simple: The professionals know they're winging it. The amateurs pretend they're not."
–Amanda Palmer, 'The Art of Asking'
Psychological Horror. Modern Folktales. Sociopolitical Stories. LGBTQIA+ Filmmaker & Storyteller. Harsh Stories With Heart.