Troy Morgan curriculum vitae
Born Santa Cruz, California
Lives and Works in Los Angeles
Member of The Art Directors Guild, Local 800

Education

B.F.A 1997San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
M.F.A. 2015California Institute of the Arts

Exhibitions/Screenings 

2014
Starz Denver Film Festival
Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest
Los Angeles Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
    
2012    
The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part III, curated by Cate Rimmer, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2011    
Beneath the Sea solo exhibition, Blythe Projects Gallery, Culver City, CA
Dark Frames: Animations From Devious and Daring Places, curated by Kelly Sears, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX

2009     
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
San Diego Film Festival, Sand Diego, CA
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Victoria Film Festival, Vancouver, BC 

2008        
Crossroads Film Festival, Jackson, MS 

2007        
Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Selected Slamdance Shorts, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Raindance Film Festival, London, UK
Dubrovnik International Film Festival, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Austin Film Festival, Austin, TX
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC
WT OS International Film Festival, Os, Norway
Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, MD
NY Shorts, New York, NY
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA
Sedona Film Festival, Sedona, AZ
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX
Animation Block Party, Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, OH
Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN
Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, TN
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Lucania Film Festival, Basilicata, Italy
Crested Butte Reel Festival, Crested Butte, CO
Golden Lion Film Festival, Manzini, Swaziland
Crossroads Film Festival, Jackson, MS

2006        
Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Presents: Alternative Screen, The Egyptian
Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Independent Film Festival of Boston, Boston, MA
Trenton Film Festival, Trenton, NJ
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn International Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket, MA
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Hiroshima Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan
Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA
Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH
San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, CA
Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester, UK
Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival, Birmingham, AL
Tarfest, Los Angeles, CA
Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, KS
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Encounters International Short Film Festival, Bristol, England
Stars Denver International Film Festival, Denver, CO

Grants/Awards

2006     
Best Animated Short, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Best Animation Short Film, Trenton Film Festival, Trenton, NJ
Finalist, Gen Art/Delta Airlines “Fly In Movies”
Nominee, Best Animated Film, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Best Animated Short, Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA
Best Animated Fantasy, Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

Bibliography

Sharon Mizota, “Art review: Troy Morgan at Blythe Projects” Los Angeles Times Aug. 12, 2011

Jake Gaskill, “The Return of Alice ‘Teaser Trailer Not Official’” g4tv.com Nov. 4, 2009
Asma Malik “Dragon Review” MovingPicturesNetwork.com April 4 2007
Michael Martin,“If You Do 1 thing…” Time Out New York Magazine #617  Ed. 2007 P.2 2006   David Pelfrey, “Sidewalk Picks: Best Bets This Years Sidewalk Film Festival”, bwcitypaper.com 2006
Erik Davis, “Eat My Shorts: Watching Short Films at 35,000 Feet”, moviefone.com, Oct 10, 2006
 
Dec 12, 2006 Erik Davis, “Eat My Shorts: The Best of 2006”, moviefone.com, Dec 27, 2006

Commissioned Works

2014    Alice Otherlands, Spicy Horse Games
2007    The Instrumentalist, Slamdance Film Festival
2004    Tweaker: 2 a.m. Wake Up Call, DVD, Lakeshore Records
2004    Tweaker: “2 a.m. Wake Up Call, CD, Lakeshore Records
2002    Dredge: Same Ol’ Road, music video, Interscope Geffen    

Visiting Artist Lectures

2009     University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

Current Professional Activities
2014-Present    Storyboard Artist, The Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox
2010-2011    Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist, Chronicle, 20th Century Fox
2009-2010    Visual Effects Supervisor, The Double, Hyde Park Entertainment
        Visual Effects Supervisor, Mirrors 2, 20Th Century Fox