About Kelly Morris
Editing is Kelly's passion, and he believes in order to get the best possible film, you need a clear and compelling narrative that is well paced and artfully crafted both in picture and sound.
His recent series credits include Finishing / Lead Editor for Highway Thru Hell and Jetstream (Discovery), and Polar Bear Town and Saw Dogs (OLN). Documentaries include Facing Suge Knight (National Geographic), Edna's Bloodline (SVT/TVO), A Wolf Called Storm (BBC's Natural World), For the Love of Elephants (CBC Nature of Things) and feature doc The Search for Freedom (Universal Pictures). His scripted work includes award winning short film The Meeting (Opiate Pictures), feature Circle of Pain (Lionsgate) and comedy series Royal Canadian Air Farce (CBC).
Kelly's first editing experience was on a documentary he filmed in war torn El Salvador, while working on his B.A. at Simon Fraser University, about the student democracy movement. His international film debut was at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival with a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize in Documentary, and later that year he joined the team at CBC's premier investigative journalism series, The Fifth Estate.
He has worked as a freelance editor in Toronto, where his clients included the CBC's Documentary Unit and Discovery Canada's Exploration Production. In 2007 he returned to his hometown of Vancouver, where he has had the privilege of editing outstanding docu-series, documentaries, dramas, natural history, true crime, and reality.
Kelly Morris is proudly serving as President of the Canadian Cinema Editors, Canada's national association dedicated to excellence in the craft of editing.