Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1967-10-10 (53 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

28 Movies · 6 TV shows

Biography

Morgan Neville (born October 10, 1967) is an American film producer, director and writer. His acclaimed film 20 Feet from Stardom won him the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2014 as well as a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. His documentary Best of Enemies, on the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, was shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award and won an Emmy Award. His 2018 film Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary about Fred Rogers, received critical acclaim and became the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all time.Neville has been nominated for five additional Grammys for films including Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied, Johnny Cash’s America, and The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Neville’s other films include The Cool School, Shotgun Freeway, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, and, as producer, Miss Americana, Beauty Is Embarrassing and Crossfire Hurricane.For television, Neville directed and executive produced the series Ugly Delicious, Abstract: The Art of Design, Chelsea Does, Shangri-La, and Song Exploder.

Personal Life

Neville lives in Pasadena, California with his wife and two children.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

2021
The life of Leonard Cohen is explored through the lens of his internationally renowned song, Hallelujah.
We Were There to be There

We Were There to be There

2021
On June 13, 1978, the punk bands the Cramps and the Mutants played a free show for patients at the state hospital. The people, politics, and cultural currents are chronicled in We Were There to Be The...
TV
Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

2021
Mark Ronson explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation with his heroes and fellow hitmakers.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

2021
A bad boy chef. The author is popular. A global adventurer. The film has the same energy, curiosity, and deep humanity.

2020.

1 Movie
Miss Americana

Miss Americana

5
2020
A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most recognizable artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a writer and perform...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Shangri-La

Shangri-La

2019
The lens of legendary music producer Rick Rubin gives an intimate look at the creative process.
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10

Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10

2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this documentary tries to solve the mystery of who was Snoopy.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

6
2018
The American concept of childhood was formed by Fred Rogers using puppets and play to explore complex social issues. He spoke directly to the children. His impact is not known today. Do we live up to ...
TV
Ugly Delicious

Ugly Delicious

3.5
2018
David Chang leads a cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying grub. All the flavor. None of the BS.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

2018
As his life comes to its end, famous Hollywood director Orson Welles puts it all on the line at the chance for renewed success with the film The Other Side of the Wind.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Abstract: The Art of Design

Abstract: The Art of Design

4.4
2017
Taking a peek into the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines will show you how design impacts every aspect of life.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

2016
Follow several talented members of the ensemble as they gather in locations across the world to explore the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.
TV
Chelsea Does

Chelsea Does

5.56
2016
There are topics of marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. In four parts.

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Keith Richards: Under the Influence

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

2015
A portrait of a man that takes us on a journey to discover his sound as a musician.
Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

2015
A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. When spectac...
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.

2013.

2 Movies
20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom

2013
A world beyond the spotlight is where backup singers live. We have no idea who these singers are or what their lives are like, until now.

2012.

4 Movies
Beauty Is Embarrassing

Beauty Is Embarrassing

2012
White grew up in the Tennessee mountains and began his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work des...
The Union

The Union

2012
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album The Union, a collaboration between musicians Elton John and Leon Russell who hadn't spoken to one another in 38 years prior to beginning work on t...
Crossfire Hurricane

Crossfire Hurricane

2012
The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary. The story of the Stones' journey from blues obsessed teens in the early 60s to their undisputed status as rock royalty is told. All of the St...
Burn

Burn

2012
A character-driven, action-packed documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of the Detroit firefighters, the men and women charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have writte...

2011.

2 Movies
Troubadours

Troubadours

2011
In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic ...
Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty

2011
The definitive portrait of the band is Pearl Jam: Twenty. Part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, and part testimonials to the power of music.

2010.

1 Movie
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power

Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power

2010
A documentary focused on Iggy Pop & The Stooges and their album "Raw Power".

2008.

3 Movies
Johnny Cash's America

Johnny Cash's America

2008
A number of tracks from his new album and favorites from across his career are included in this classic concert.
The Cool School

The Cool School

2008
How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.
The Night James Brown Saved Boston

The Night James Brown Saved Boston

2008
On April 5, 1968, soul legend James Brown performed a concert in Boston that many say shielded that city from the kinds of devastating riots that ripped other cities apart after the assassination of M...

2007.

1 Movie
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

2007
Between 1959 and 1975, Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee released international chart-topping hits from artists including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the S...

2006.

1 Movie

2004.

1 Movie
Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

2004
The authoritative documentary on Country Music's most influential figure.

2003.

1 Movie
Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied

Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied

2003
Filmmaker Robert Gordon captures the life of fascinating blues artist Muddy Waters. Credited with inventing the electric blues, Waters left an indelible mark on both his contemporaries and the generat...

1998.

1 Movie
Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life

Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life

1998
The life and times of the great British actor and director Charlie Chaplin is the subject of a documentary.

1995.

1 Movie
Shotgun Freeway

Shotgun Freeway

1995
Before "L.A. Confidential", there was "Shotgun Freeway" -- the groundbreaking 1995 documentary about Los Angeles coming to grips with it's own history. Against a backdrop of never-before-seen archival...
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