1955 (age 60–61)
|Known for||Feature Films, Commercials & Music Videos|
Rocky Morton (born 1955) is an English director. He was the co-creator of Max Headroom and co-director on Super Mario Bros. Various music videos by Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Gravity Kills, Orgy, George Harrison and Miles Davis are credited to Morton. Videos include "New Frontier". Alongside his partner, Annabel Jankel, the duo made their television debut with the original Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future, and its Americanized version. The duo made their big-screen debut with the remake of the film noir classic, D.O.A., starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.
He has received numerous awards for his work in advertising commercials and music videos including British D&AD Awards, Cannes Lions, Clio’s, the One Show award, and an Emmy. Also, twice nominated as best director by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA). Morton’s work can be found today in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City and at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum in London. Morton’s short film “The M Word” written by Alan Ball was a Sundance selection.
Rocky Morton recently directed “Love Has No Labels” The new PSAs, featuring WWE Superstar John Cena. The campaign message of acceptance of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. Love Has No Labels encourages audiences to recognize their implicit bias – biases that live in our subconscious – in order to promote inclusion. “We Are America” invites everyone to submit their photos to demonstrate the true diversity that makes up America. It has been the most successful PSA launch in history (Link).
- "Rocky Morton technician videography". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2014-01-27.