DAVID F. MORGAN – director/writer/editor
After twenty-one years in rural Alabama and armed with a practical degree in a engineering, David F. Morgan drove west across the country to land in the creative arms and cultural mecca of Portland, Oregon. There he built-out and opened a posh and successful sushi restaurant and bar. A few years later, also opening an iconic hipster bar which soon became a Portland staple. Meanwhile, by taking filmmaking classes on the side and developing his own content David learned a number of new skills which ultimately began a career in video editing. He currently works as a freelance multi-media and commercial video editor at the Nike World Campus Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and elsewhere. Combining his various skill sets and his passion for filmmaking, David has completed his first feature film – CITY BABY. He is currently in development for his next feature film.
CORA BENESH – actress/writer/producer
Cora Benesh has appeared most recently on television in PORTLANDIA (IFC) and in feature films RID OF ME (Tribeca Film Festival, Showtime Television) and SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS (SXSW Film Festival, Palisades Tartan). She regularly works up and down the West Coast for various National and Regional commercial campaigns and is an established commercial, fashion, and runway model. She has also worked in various capacities on indie movies and produced spots for commercial and network television. Interested in advancing her theatrical acting career Cora began screenwriting while living in Madrid and working on the development and re-write of a Spanish feature film. Most recently she starred, produced and wrote CITY BABY and has numerous other film projects set to release in 2014.