Colt Lloyd Morton, or Hatorihunzo, a recent graduate with a bright future in the film industry ahead of him, brought us a stunning and emotional video for the Matching Donors contest. The lighting and storytelling aspect of this piece is very powerful. Remember Colt Morton’s name, he’s going places!
Be sure to head on over to his profile to see his other work. I particularly enjoyed the Checkered Flag entry!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Colt Morton I’m from Yonkers New York and all my life I wanted to work in the film industry. Ever since I was a child I have had a strong fascination with telling stories through a visual medium. Whether it is sequential art, Clay animation, or motion pictures, But Sadly as a child I soon found out that I was not the best artist in the world so It forced me to branch out and explore different forms of visual entertainment. Leading me to motion pictures.
I went to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to study film and television. I have a strong passion for all aspects of the film production industry. In particular Editing, cinematography and directing. Some day I hope to be able to make a living out of doing something I love!
Tell us about your filmmaking experience.
Started making really bad home movies when I was 10. Graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. I’m now working as a freelance production assistant, grip and second assistant camera for various productions in and around NYC.
What’s your favorite project you have worked on?
This small comedy my friends and I did called “The Wounded Soldier”. We had like no planning we kind of just went out in the woods and winged it. It was a really fun day and turned out great.
Do you have any tips for aspiring contest winners?
I know this sounds very cliché but never give up! EVER! Problems are going to be flying at you left and right when your making your productions trust me. At times your going to just want to through in the towel and call it a life. But you got to just do what my man JAY-Z says and brush the dirt off your shoulder. Also make sure you just go for it! The worst is regret, at least for me. Like my Dad always says, nothing can happen until you swing the bat.
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