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Morrison Lives!

LOGLINE: A shy American teen finds herself stranded in Paris and befriended by an eccentric poet that just might be Jim Morrison.

SYNOPSIS: A musically inspired, vaguely psychedelic, story about Reggie, a shy, troubled American teen, who lost her father in the Iraq War, finds herself stranded in Paris and befriended by a Poet and his rebellious 13 year old neighbor, filmmaker, Casey. She has a life-changing weekend. Five years later Casey is arrested for graffiti-activism. Among his belongings is a leaked video of he and Reggie in Paris with the poet who the world media believes is the long thought dead, legendary Doors frontman, Jim Morrison. Her image is everywhere, her apartment mobbed by press. She's freaked-out by the attention and resolves to give a single interview, sharing her Paris experience, in hopes of getting her life back.

  • Tony Stengel
  • Tony Stengel
  • Tony Stengel
  • Kasandra Stengel
    Key Cast
  • Marco Stengel
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    46 minutes 53 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, United States
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Director Biography - Tony Stengel

Tony is a professional artist with experience on both sides of the camera. He has directed, written, produced, cast, and coordinated talent and stunts in productions of various sizes. He has also appeared in dozens of film, television, stage, live-animation and radio projects.

He recently wrapped his second feature film; "Morrison Lives!" A Love Letter to Jim Morrison and the Doors. Preceded by his first feature "MetalHeads" a hard rock fable about a group of music fans in 1988 Los Angeles. (Premiered in the Anthem Film Festival, Las Vegas) And the "Hollywood Militia" webseries "UnREALity" (premiered in the Burbank International Film Festival)

Mr. Stengel is President of Soxon Productions, a longtime member of the Native American Caucus, and of SAG/AFTRA. He is also a founding member of "The New Media Revolution" production group and the edgy sketch group "Generation Next" And the Director / founder of the improv production group "The Hollywood Militia".

He is also a world class self defense expert, having appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, LA Times, and other local and worldwide media.

And a recipient of President Obama's "Volunteer Service Award" for his work with underprivileged children, founding "Hoods To Woods" a CA registered non-profit, to take kids on wilderness adventures and expose them to nature and the arts.

Mr. Stengel is an accomplished mountaineer and world adventure traveler, having been to over 40 countries and islands. He went to Ohio State, UCLA and CSUN Universities, graduated "Magna Cum Laude". NASM Certified. He has attended over 20 schools, been to over 600 concerts, taken thousands of photographs and video of exotic people, places and perspectives. He's stood before the US Supreme Court, been caught in a border war and stranded on remote islands... Of the three, Mr. Stengel prefers to be stranded.

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