Jeffrey Morris is the director of the upcoming feature film Persephone starring Mary-Louise Parker, Brianna Hildebrand, Emile Hirsch and Malcolm McDowell. This neo-classic space adventure will begin production in 2020.
Since childhood, Morris has been a devoted science aficionado—focusing his passion on space exploration, oceanography, and meteorology. He channeled these passions into his creative endeavors, which were elevated over the years as Morris learned storytelling, illustration, and film production.
Morris was deeply inspired by movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, and television series like Space:1999 and the original Star Trek, while scientists and explorers like Jacques Cousteau and Carl Sagan became major influences.
Morris began creating his own stories and tech concepts as a teenager. For nearly three decades, he has unified his interests through a focus on entrepreneurship, art direction, science education, and interactive media.
In addition to creating a number of books, documentaries, short films, music videos, and applications for the Apple iOS, Morris has worked for influential clients like NASA and is an active guest speaker on topics involving science and entertainment. His company, FutureDude Entertainment, got its name from a popular blog Morris has been running since 2012.
Over the past thirty years, Jeffrey has directed commercials, music videos, and documentaries. As an art director, he has designed logos, marketing campaigns, and websites. Most recently he has published comic books, graphic novels, children’s books, and award–winning science curricula. He also has led the development of the iOS mobile device game PARALLEL MAN: WORLD JUMPER and the TIMESPHERE interactive calendar and TIMESPHERE: US PRESIDENTS applications.
In the past three years, Jeffrey co-wrote, art-directed and published the universe-hopping, 7-issue comic book series and trade paperback PARALLEL MAN: INVASION AMERICA; the 6-issue weather-manipulation adventure series BRAINSTORM. and the graphic novel of his short film, OCEANUS: ACT ONE.
The mission of Jeffrey’s company, FutureDude Entertainment, is to build a successful independent film production company focused on an approach that is rooted in intelligent, optimistic action and adventure stories—each with a sensibility not seen since the golden age of science-fiction cinema in the 1960’s and 70’s.
Jeffrey established the ‘FutureDude’ monicker in 2012. It began as the name of his highly-successful blog which morphed into the dba for his company, Morris FutureWorks. Whether consulting for international clientele or developing his own content, the vast majority of Jeffrey’s projects feature a positive, futuristic spin.
FutureDude Entertainment is a premier source for captivating, future-focused adventure stories that span genres, media, and generations. Through intelligent storytelling and breathtaking production design, we are rekindling the imaginative spirit of science fiction for today’s fans and tomorrow’s as well.