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.
Neville lives in Pasadena, California with his wife and two children.
Movies & TV shows
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
The life of Leonard Cohen is explored through the lens of his internationally renowned song, Hallelujah.
We Were There to be There
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...
Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation with his heroes and fellow hitmakers.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
A bad boy chef. The author is popular. A global adventurer. The film has the same energy, curiosity, and deep humanity.
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...
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
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 ...
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
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.
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Abstract: The Art of Design
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.
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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
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.
There are topics of marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. In four parts.
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Keith Richards: Under the Influence
A portrait of a man that takes us on a journey to discover his sound as a musician.
Best of Enemies
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...
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies
A documentary about 'Cowboy' Jack Clement.
20 Feet from Stardom
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.
Beauty Is Embarrassing
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
Johnny Cash's America
A number of tracks from his new album and favorites from across his career are included in this classic concert.
The Cool School
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
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...
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
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...
Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied
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...
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...