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Kentucky Documentary Filmmaker


My Name is Morgan Atkinson
I’m a documentary writer and producer from Louisville, Kentucky, and I have spent 30 years focusing on people or groups seeking meaning in our rapidly changing culture.

I have produced 20 long-form documentaries broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S., beginning with my early works on Thomas Merton (“Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton,” and “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton”).

Our current project is called, "Ohio- Life, Death and Rebirth of the Beautiful River". We are making this documentary to change the way people perceive the Ohio River as well as the way they might encounter it. Our documentary will show how this river, once called "the beautiful river" but now derided as the dirtiest river in America, is an invaluable asset on many levels. The documentary will bring to life the people and choices that can make the Ohio a beautiful river once again. Powerful earthquakes in 1811 were said to make the Ohio flow backwards. We hope our documentary can change the course of the Ohio in a different way.

Work began in 2021 and a 2023 debut is expected. To learn more about this work and to support it please go to:

Take a look at some trailers and current projects below, and my complete list of documentaries, with many available to rent or buy online. Thank you very much for visiting!

Trailers & Clips

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