“StoryTelling with a Camera” – A Documentary Master Class
A MASTERCLASS WITH PATRICK MORELL – Producer / Director / Cinematographer / Editor INUIT LANDS.
Patrick will reveal his process to unfold a story of a culture through dynamic images, character development, historical context and complex socio-economic factors, all wrapped up in a feature length documentary.
“Powerful documentary film-making requires seeing beyond the surface of life, and bringing to light the inner dimension of culture, mind, and spirit that compels individuals and societies to act as they do. It is that intention – the desire to bring the whole story to light, not merely its most accessible features — that drives my work.” Patrick Morell
Achieving that goal is not without hardship — and danger. While filming in Kolkata, India, for example, Patrick was attacked by wild dogs and suffered serious injury. In the wilds of Nagaland, he was chased by a one-horned Rhino. But arguably the most fearsome mammals who have stalked Patrick were the Chinese soldiers in Tibet who detained Patrick on numerous occasions when he was shooting his widely celebrated documentary, “High Train to Tibet.
Patrick Morell is a Cinematographer/Documentary Director/Editor with over 25 years of experience filming documentaries showcasing indigenous populations and environmental changes that we face.
Areas explored in his films include Greenland (the Arctic), South East Asia (Tibet/ China/ India/Nepal) the Middle East, Russia/ Siberia, Europe, the Western United States and Cuba. He is multilingual, fluent in English and French is his native language.