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Morgan Leigh Stewart


Masters graduate Morgan Leigh Stewart has done time on film sets, in film festival offices, and behind the scenes of the 48 Hour Film contest. Having learned the producing ropes across dozens of music videos and short films, Stewart was one of the producers of hit horror movie Deathgasm (2015). She is managing director of Auckland film collective The Hot House and was a key player behind K'Rd Stories, a series of shorts based on the iconic Auckland street. Stewart made her directorial debut in 2018 with She Speeds; the documentary short about a female stock car driver was made for online series Loading Docs.

The thing that gets me most excited about our industry is finding like-minded people eager to make the most of what we have. The collaborative nature of filmmaking is what really drew me in — the people, the talent. I want to make good things, and tell great stories — and I find that many creative brains are better than one. Morgan Leigh Stewart