Morris is a film based on a true story about a troubled young man whom is confronted with the long term effects of sexual abuse and learns that his abuser has a new victim.
"Both intellectually honest and emotionally satisfying, Morris is a difficult film to watch but an important and necessary film to watch." ~The Independent Critic.
Too often these events go undiscussed. The villains get away without punishment and leave their victims with a lifetime of baggage to carry.
People need to see for themselves the effects of long term abuse. It's not graphic for the sake of being graphic, but to get people to actually pay attention and strip away the veneer of, "Oh it probably isn't all that bad," thinking that exists. "Morris" isn't crude or crass for the sake of sensationalism. Those elements are present to properly convey the truth.
People are being abused physically and regularly and it's not because they want it to happen or they don't say anything because it feels good. It's because evil people do evil things and others, often without help, have to endure the consequences.
This film opens a dialog between the viewer and the abused of the world and gives them a chance to say, "I don't want to be the victim any more. I can overcome this burden and live a normal life. I will be the victor henceforth!"
If we can convince even one person to speak up or end even one cycle of abuse then this film will have been successful.
|Adult Morris Holmes||Dylan Jaeger|
|Young Morris Holmes||Caden Miller-Baker|
|Harry Neyatoro||Scott Blow|
|Pamela Holmes||Pamela Helgens|
|Samuel Black||Luke Darrah|
|Brian Nowadsky||Bradley Cerny|
|Charley Johnson||Tyler Valerius|
|Dr. Adam First||Wes Worthing|
|Connie Vickers||Alicia S. Callison-Shurbon|
|Moyra Butterfield||Molly Garrett|
|Callee Senn||Joanne "JoJo" Johnson|
|Nathan Strang||John Shang|
|Alicia Hunter||Samantha Lynn Callison|
|Michael Jonas||Michael R. Helgens|
|Julie Heiken||Elizabeth Herb|
|Stephen Smith||Chayce Jaeger|
|Writer/Director/Editor||Michael R. Helgens|
|Director of Photography||Debra Brubaker|
|Producer/Sound Director||Kevin Brubaker|
|Casting Director||Joanne "JoJo" Johnson|
|Makeup Artist||Elizabeth Herb|