During the course of producing more than fifty films, Morris has structured deals that incorporate deferments, soft money and international co-productions in order to create financially-viable motion pictures. These productions focus on bankable genre content and star-driven projects that can secure success in a sometimes-uneven marketplace.
Notable amongst such productions are the modern classic Glengarry Glen Ross
(Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Alan Arkin) which led to an Academy Award Nomination for Al Pacino; The Man from Elysian Fields
(Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Angelica Huston); The Visit
(nominated for four Spirit Awards) and Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
(John Goodman, Marisa Tomei, Octavia Spencer, Robert Carlyle, and Danny DeVito).
Morris is no stranger to the festival circuit having films in the most distinguished festivals worldwide such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, and Sundance, where The Signal
was sold in a multi-million dollar bidding war hours after the world premiere.
Morris's productions have spanned a variety of genres and locations, from a stereoscopic RealD 3D-animated film based on a comic book being released by Anchor Bay (The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse
) to a wartime dark comedy starring Harvey Keitel and Gérard Depardieu (A Farewell to Fools
). A documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges (Pablo
), a co-production shot on location in China (Wushu Warrior
) a comedy that was the opening night gala film at Slamdance (Weirdsville
), an action thriller shot in India starring Harvey Keitel (Beeper
), a heist crime caper starring Timothy Olyphant that premiered in The Berlin International Film Festival (High Life
) and a South African feature dedicated to Morris's mother (Master Harold And the Boys
By consistently developing and acquiring projects that are attractive to domestic and foreign markets alike, Morris has ensured for over twenty years that Shoreline remains a stable yet versatile and ever-evolving organization.