Stop-animation film-maker Morgan Spence working on new Paisley film
Stop-animation film-maker, Morgan Spence, has already caught the eye of Hollywood and he is only 17!
The Johnstone High School pupil, who has been making animated shorts using Lego since he was 13, has been interviewed by one of America’s biggest talk show hosts, Jimmy Kimmel.
Jimmy was impressed with Morgan’s ‘Brick Flicks’ series, recreating famous movie scenes in Lego, which represented his first dalliance with promotion back in 2015 and turned him into an Internet sensation.
Morgan has since had commissions including from a Birmingham man who asked him to create a film to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
And he is currently working on a film about famous Paisley places and people, funded by Renfrewshire Council’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund (CHEF) as part of Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.
Morgan said, “I feel very grateful to have a cultural, historical and artistic hotspot right on my doorstep. As a young person, I'm proud to be flying the flag for the Paisley UK City of Culture bid because I believe the benefits to both the local and wider community will be huge.”
The support Morgan is receiving will also allow him to deliver animation workshops in 10 Renfrewshire schools.
He adds, “Paisley has always been very supportive of my film-making, featuring my work in local film clubs and in exhibitions at the Museum. I am delighted to have received CHEF funding and feel hugely privileged to be part of these exciting times.”