Directed by Blaine Morris
This film is available from November 27-30, 2020. To watch or vote for this film please click on the orange “TICKETS” button below and purchase a ticket for BLOCK 3.
Tasked with finding the will of her mother after she dies, Mariana, a middle aged Latina woman, returns to their home but finds the memories of the past have become full hallucinations derailing her mental health.
Blaine Morris is a Puerto Rican actress, director, writer, producer, and graduate of Columbia University BA ’19 Film Studies Magna Cum Laude focused on creating diverse female driven stories. She is currently attending USC for her MFA in directing as a George Lucas Scholar.
She made a powerful entrance on the scene with a recurring role on MTV’s controversial show Skins after catching the eye of creator/showrunner Bryan Elsey as part of the writing advisory team. Morris played lesbian ‘Betty Nardone,’ the love interest of ‘Tea’ (Sofia Black D’Elia) in the remake of the original UK version of the same title. A New Jersey native, Morris studied with renowned acting coaches Sheila Gray and Anthony Abeson and has appeared in several TV shows and Master of None, The Following, Deception, and national commercials for Verizon Fios, Subway, Chipotle and more.
She received an Associates in Arts: Theater with honors and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She then attended Columbia University as a film major where she produced, directed, wrote, and acted in the Youtube Channel “Girlrilla Cinema” with fellow classmate and actress Gracie Gilliam, was production and interchapter chair for DKA Cinematic Professional Fraternity, directed for CU Sketch Show, and curated the on campus cinema.
Morris directed, wrote and produced her first self funded short film “Walk of Fame” with an all female crew which will played at NY Shorts International Film Festival, Official Latino Film Festival, and Female Filmmakers Fuse.
She is a three time recipient of a scholarship to the NALIP Media Summit as an Emerging Content Creator and was a development intern for Quebrada Entertainment and Assemble Media.
In November 2018, she was a participant in PITCHNY run by Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and NBCUniversal, a workshop that provides aspiring filmmakers, producers and writers from across New York with resources and advice and facilitates connections with entertainment experts.
When Blaine isn’t working on film projects you can usually find her backpacking somewhere in the world having traveled to over 19 countries!