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Andrea Claire Morningstar

Final Girls
Andrea Claire Morningstar is a filmmaker living and working in both New Orleans, LA and Detroit, MI. She is currently in production on a feature length documentary film titled "Love and Struggle" about The James and Grace Lee Boggs school; a unique school in urban Detroit where the neighborhood is the classroom, lead by three extraordinary women. In 2015, the youth led documentary web series she produced titled "Excellent News" about education in Detroit won two Emmy awards, and in 2016 she received an Emmy nomination for the branded content piece she directed and produced titled Motorcity Horseman. She has co-written and produced several short films with Director Lily Baldwin, including the dance narrative Sleepover LA which premiered at SXSW Film Festival in 2014. The feature length story she wrote and produced for This American Life titled My Pen Pal about a American girl's friendship with Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega has been hailed as a classic by TAL staff and listeners for over a decade. Andrea holds a BFA in New Genres from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she was awarded a Martin Luther King Student Leadership Award and an MFA in Filmmaking from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where she was awarded a Graduate Excellence Fellowship. In 2014 She founded Final Girls, a collective for women filmmakers in Detroit, which won a Knight Foundation grant in 2016. In her life and in her work Andrea is interested in unlikely intimacies that lead to transformative experiences; between people and other people, between people and the work they do, between people and the places they find themselves in.