Geoff Morrison is Toronto-based filmmaker and founder of Big Cedar Films. Working primarily in documentary and interactive media, Geoff’s work has screened at festivals and venues all over the world including the Berlinale, TIFF, Rotterdam, SXSW, Hot Docs, and the MoMA in New York.
Recent projects include the top-rated mystery documentary, The Missing Tourist (CBC POV), short-form doc anthology, Brand Canada (CBC Digital), and award-winning doc series, Farm Crime (CBC Gem).
Prior to launching Big Cedar Films, Geoff co-created the multiplatform documentary project, The National Parks Project. He won a Genie Award for producing Zacharias Kunuk’s short doc, Sirmlik, and a Gemini Award for producing and co-creating the Gord Downie-narrated, National Parks Project doc series for Discovery Channel. He also produced and helped oversee production on the project’s 13 short films and award-winning interactive piece.
Other documentary projects include the Banff Award-winning cross-platform doc, Northwords (CBC Documentary / Knowledge Network); Mackenzie’s Tributaries, which premiered at Planet in Focus and won the festival’s Green Pitch Award; Beyond the Horizon, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and the Peter Mettler-lensed, Gros Morne, which premiered at Rotterdam and toured Canadian festivals (Hot Docs, Nouveau Cinema, Calgary IFF) with live musical accompaniment.
On the scripted side, Geoff co-wrote/co-directed the narrative feature, No Heart Feelings, which was acquired by SuperChannel, released theatrically by KinoSmith and digitally via Syndicado. His latest scripted project, The Sweet Life was optioned by Seven24 Films in 2018.
Geoff has been very active in the Canadian new media and documentary industry, sitting on the digital media jury for the Canadian Screen Awards, teaching documentary workshops at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and as a mentor for the Documentary Organization of Canada’s “Breakthrough” program. Geoff is an alumnus of the RIDM and Berlinale Talent Campuses, and Queen’s University Film Studies Program.
Through Big Cedar Films, he is currently developing scripted, documentary and new media projects.