Michael Morris is a British director and producer. He recently directed his first feature, TO LESLIE, starring Andrea Riseborough, which premiered to great acclaim at SXSW, and received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Andrea Riseborough’s performance. The film was also named as one of the Best Independent Films of the year by the National Board of Review, and was named “Film of the Festival” at London’s Raindance. Michael was awarded “Best First Feature” at the 2023 Kodak Film Awards.
In television, Michael was the executive producer and director on the final season of BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC), which was the recipient of several 2022 awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, a Critics Choice Award for Best Drama Series, the AFI award for TV Program of the Year, and many others. Michael recently directed the season finale of Scott Z. Burns’ EXTRAPOLATIONS for Apple, premiering in 2023.
Michael has directed and executive produced many shows for cable and streaming, including the pilot of LOCKE & KEY, and multiple episodes of 13 REASONS WHY, HOUSE OF CARDS, and BLOODLINE all for Netflix. Alongside BETTER CALL SAUL he has directed multiple episodes of HALT AND CATCH FIRE and PREACHER for AMC, BILLIONS and SHAMELESS for Showtime, and FOR ALL MANKIND for Apple.
Prior to moving to America, Michael was the artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre.