ALICE BREWTON HURWITZ
Born in California and raised in Alaska, Jeffrey Morgan directed fifteen short films before completing high school and with the financial assistance from his Native American tribe, the Fallon Paiute, he graduated from NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in 1999. His debut documentary Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence world premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Morgan was featured in Shoot Magazine’s New Directors Showcase and is an alumni of the Tribeca Film Institute’s All-Access Program. He also runs Great Machine for Deutsch New York as VP, Executive Producer where he directs branded content and records voiceovers as his alter-ego Morgan Jeffreys.
Alice Hurwitz retired as Coordinator of Academic Support Services at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in 2006. Educated at the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina, the University of Southern Mississippi and NYU, she pursued a career teaching art at public schools in North Carolina, Mississippi and Alaska. While studying for her Ph.D. at NYU, she directed an art gallery in the East Village in the mid 80’s, then spent several years in Burbank, California. Influenced by film students on her return to NYC, Alice recognized that documentary film was an appealing story-telling medium and began researching an old family story that became the basis of Lillie & Leander. For the last ten years, she has lived in upstate New York, writing, painting and gardening in the extreme.