Writer Biography – Ross Morin
Ross Morin (www.RossMorinFilm.com) is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Film Studies at Connecticut College where he teaches filmmaking. He is the recipient of the University Film and Video Association’s Award of Teaching Excellence for Senior Faculty; Connecticut College’s highest teaching honor, the John S. King Memorial Teaching Award; Ohio University’s Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award; and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Faculty Mentor Award.
As a queer filmmaker, he challenges ideas of traditional « straightness » and masculinity through his work, usually in the horror or drama genres. 2015 feature film, A Wheel out of Kilter, won the Indie Spirit Award at the Princeton Independent Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. His most recent film, A Peculiar Thud, was the official selection of over 30 film festivals around the world and won the Best Horror award at the Coney Island Film Festival and the Best Horror Short at the Southeast New England Film, Music and Art Festival. He once called Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, « The Citizen Kane of bad movies. »