Morgan Neville, Producer/Director
Morgan Neville is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who specializes in history and cultural subjects. Through a series of films on important music subjects (including The Brill Building, Sam Phillips and Sun Records, Nat King Cole, Brian Wilson, Leiber & Stoller, The Highwaymen, and Burt Bacharach), Neville has documented stories of songwriters and producers who helped shape 20th-century music, including the Grammy-nominated Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied and the Emmy-winning Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues, both of which aired on PBS’s American Masters series as well as Channel 4/UK and the BBC’s Arena series. Neville’s first theatrical documentary was the award-winning feature Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A., an examination of the meaning of history in the City of Angels. More recently, Neville has recently directed specials for A&E such as Honky Tonk Angels: Women in Country Music and Hollywood Home Movies, a history of the movie business using found footage. He directed the multiple award-winning Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan and is directing Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, both for PBS.
Neville has also produced various projects for cultural institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. His company, Tremolo Productions, is based in Los Angeles.