The Ring is Our Temple

Marquee Magic is a portrait of the lives of the people who live and work at Zippos Circus, led by legendary ringmaster and budgie performer Norman Barrett MBE.


Norman Barrett
Lucio Mauro Zafalon
Emilion Delbosq
Rosey Delarue
Joanamarie Messenger-Austen
Lewis Delbosq Samtus
Kimberly Souren
Nicolas Souren
Huhssei Nyogr
Tamerlan Khadikov


Directed by – Joe Morgan & Charlie Clift
Researcher – Olly Mayhall
Camera – Joe Morgan & Martyna Knitter
Sound – Olly Mayhall
Sound design – Sound Node
Original Score composed by – Molecular Sound
Grading – Alex Berry @ Quality Control

Deaths Cabaret

The desperate, dancing denouement from Death's Cabaret - A Love Story, a compelling concerto for cello/baritone/actor and strings.

Performed 22 May 2018 in Dunkerque France by Matthew Sharp & The Sacconi Quartet.

The Double

Do you ever get that unsettling suspicion that a rip in space time has allowed you to glimpse a parallel dimension?

That was the premise for this film-noir styled brand film for menswear fashion label Remus Uomo - #parallels

Giles, Miranda, Simon, Steven and a some very lucky filmmakers...

This summer Abbey Road Studios and Sonos teamed up to host a fantastic film making competition - Re-Scored - with the winning film (Luke Flanagan's 'Mind the Gap') receiving a top class audio rework, including a brand new score by Oscar Winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, Attack the Block...) performed by a 40 piece orchestra, recorded in Abbey Road's prestigious Studio One.

Central to the campaign's success was a series of branded content pieces I created documenting competition judges Giles Martin, Miranda Sawyer, Steven Price and Simon Cellan Jones' quest for the winning film.

Project R287 Receives Funding from Screen Territory

Back in 2012 I began researching an incredible real-life story concerning a group of individuals in Darwin Australia during the first world war. 4 years later, this research has become a feature film project with the working title R287.

Darwin was known as one of the last ‘frontier towns’ of Australia, a home to “Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits”. It’s a fascinating period in history, Darwin a melting pot of cultures closer aligned with Asia than Australia, but despite it’s cosmopolitan veneer the streets were wrought with cultural conflict.

In September 2016 Screen Territory funded development of the project allowing the team; Rod McMillan, Michele Adler, Phil Tarl Denson and myself to meet in Melbourne and Darwin in November 2016 to further develop the narrative.

The film is all about racial prejudice and alienation, relevant subject matter to today’s audiences. Thanks to the great support from Screen Territory, we are now bringing this story to life.

Darwin, December 2016. Kodak Gold 400 35mm. Images Copyright Joe Morgan 2017.