Rocky Morton

Company Owner at MJZ

Los Angeles, United States
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Summary

Rocky Morton was the co-creator/director of Max Headroom, a TV series and 60min. TV film. Morton went on to co-direct two feature films – DOA, the critically acclaimed film noir murder mystery starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid and the live action fantasy, SUPER MARIO BROTHERS starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper. In the early nineties, Morton created a new production company, MJZ, with partners Annabel Jankel and David Zander. Morton has received numerous awards for his work in advertising commercials and music videos including British D&AD Awards, Cannes Lions, Clios, the One Show award, and an Emmy. Also, twice nominated as best director by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA). Morton’s work can be found today in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City and at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum in London. Morton’s short film “The M Word” written by Alan Ball was a Sundance selection in 2004.

Positions

Director

Morton Jankel Zander (MJZ)
Los Angeles, United States

Director

Partizan London
London, United Kingdom

Director

Morton Jankel Zander (MJZ)
New York, United States

Director

Lost Planet
New York, United States

Director

Eight VFX
Santa Monica, United States

Director

World Wide Mind
Sydney, Australia

Director

Wave Studios
London, United Kingdom

Director

Beast
Austin, United States

Director

Whitehouse Post
Chicago, United States

Director

J. Walter Thompson Italia spa
Milano, Italy

Director

ArnoldFurnace
North Sydney, Australia

Director

RPA
Santa Monica , United States

Director

Fallon New York
New York, United States

Education

Animation

West Surry College of art and design
1972 - January 1973 (1 year)

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