Talent Guide

Moira Morel

  • Discipline:Cinematographer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2015


Moira Morel is an accomplished cinematographer living in Los Angeles, CA with a background in both documentary and narrative filmmaking. Morel was raised in a conservative Latino household in the suburbs outside of Detroit Michigan. After finishing high school, her desire to get a different take on the world at large led her to The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, WA. It was at TESC that Morel found her passion for photography, documentary filmmaking, activism and her place in the queer community. Since graduating from TESC in 2004, Morel has dedicated herself to working on film projects that focus on women, the LGBTQ community and other social issues such as immigration reform and food politics. In 2005, Morel moved to Portland, OR to pursue her career in film. There she worked on big budget films and commercials as a camera assistant while taking on independent projects as a cinematographer. While in Portland, Morel shot various music videos and documentaries, including the feature doc The Punk Singer. Over the last 9 years, many of the films that Morel lensed have screened and won awards at film festivals nationally and internationally. Most notably, in 2013 The Punk Singer had its world premiere at South By Southwest in Austin, TX. In 2012 Morel was accepted into the cinematography program at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, California. Since completing her MFA in July 2014, Morel has shot music videos and shorts, including Maddy, a short film completed through the Directing Women’s Workshop at AFI.