Jess and Morgs create high impact and entertaining dance films, transporting audiences to the edge of their imaginations
Jess and Morgs are award winning dance film makers, their work has been featured on Channel 4, BBC iPlayer, Canal+ TV, at TATE Liverpool and Sadlers Wells. Commissions include: Channel 4 - Random Acts, English National Ballet, and Scottish Ballet.
Their short film TREMBLE for Scottish Ballet won the short form award at the prestigious Celtic Media Festival, 2020 and their latest short Cinderella Games won the Grand Prize for best musical at this year's Oscar qualifying, Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Curing Albrecht (commissioned by English National Ballet in association with MIF) had over 150k views and 3k shares in its first weekend online and was subsequently hosted on BBC iPlayer and Canal+TV. To date, it has won 7 awards at International Film Festivals, including Best Dance Film 2017 at New Renaissance Film Festival (UK), Best Director at Portland Dance Film Festival (USA), and the Audience Award at Barcelona’s prestigious Choreoscope Festival.
An Evening with Taglioni, is their first independently produced film, made with the support of Arts Council England. The film was made in partnership with ENB and stars ballerinas Alessandra Ferri and Antonia Franceschi. It is due to be released later next year. Most recently, Jess and Morgs directed Scottish Ballet’s first feature film The Secret Theatre, which is due for release on 21st December.
Their films are ambitious, full of high octane choreography designed specifically for the camera and feature large casts shot on spectacular locations.
Winner best musical Rhodes Island International Film Festival (Oscar qualifying) Cinderella
Games, 2020 (USA)
Winner short form Celtic Media Festival, TREMBLE, 2020 (France)
Winner best dance film, New Renaissance Film Festival - TREMBLE, 2020 (Amsterdam)
Winner Best mini Portland Dance Film Festival, TREMBLE, 2020 (USA)
Winner Audience Award Dance@30FPS, TREMBLE, 2020 (USA)
Winner Audience Award Choreoscope Festival, TREMBLE, 2019 (Spain)
Winner Best Direction Portland Dance Film Festival, Curing Albrecht, 2017 (USA)
Winner Audience Award Choreoscope Festival, The Last Resort, 2018 (Spain)
Winner Audience Award Choreoscope Festival, Curing Albrecht , 2017 (Spain)
Winner best sound track Pentedattilo film Festival, Curing Albrecht, 2018 (Italy)
Winner best dance film, New Renaissance Film Festival - Curing Albrecht, 2017, (London)
"Comic surrealism and offbeat invention in Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre- Temple’s
Tremble, danced by Scottish Ballet. Involving frenetically dancing waiters, red jelly and a
thrillerish edge, it’s cleverly filmed – the camera is almost a character itself"
"I loved this film. Watched it twice. Original, imaginative, a real joy to see something so
different." Arlene Phillips
“Jess and Morgs are an original and fresh voice in dance film. Their work is accessible and
innovative, and should be supported.”
JAN YOUNGHUSBAND - Commissioning editor BBC Music and Events
“... a wholly inventive new approach to dance on film…” Fjord review