Instructor of Documentary Filmmaking, Interlochen Arts Camp
M.F.A., Film, University of Wisconsin; B.F.A., University of Michigan
Andrea Claire Morningstar is a filmmaker living and working in both Detroit, Michigan and New Orleans, LA. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.F.A. in Film from the University of Wisconsin. She collaborates frequently as a co-writer and Producer with filmmaker Lily Baldwin on dance based experimental narratives like the short film Sleepover LA, which premiered at SXSW in 2014. A documentary series she produced about education in Detroit won two Emmy awards in 2014. She was nominated in 2016 for an Emmy for a commercial she produced and directed for an artisan distillery in Detroit titled "Motorcity Horseman". In 2014, she co- founded the Detroit women's film collective Final Girls which won a Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2016. She is currently in production on her debut feature documentary film titled Love and Struggle, about a place-based charter school inspired by the work of the late Detroit activist and author Grace Lee Boggs.