Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Susannah Morse

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Susannah Patrice Morse is an experimental and documentary filmmaker. Her current film, Gramarye, explores the creative process of children’s fantasy author Susan Cooper, including the many books, manuscripts, and candle-lit realms of fantasy she filmed on her 16mm Bolex while wandering the woods of MacDowell. Morse produced and directed a feature documentary on outsider musician and artist Michael Hurley, Elwood Snock & The Land of Lo-Fi, with Lisa Foti-Straus and was an associate producer for Nancy Kates’ award-winning Regarding Susan Sontag. She has received support from the Jerome Foundation, the Cambridge-Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Harvard Film Study Center. She graduated in visual and environmental studies at Harvard and holds an M.Phil. in children’s literature from the University of Cambridge.



Susannah Morse worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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