About

James Morison

James Morison

Dynamic Lethargy Films is James Beattie Morison http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1110212/. My films have been shown at film festivals and exhibitions in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, New York City, Los Angeles, London and Adelaide. I made my films with the help of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.


Contact information
e-mail: james@dynamiclethargyfilms.ca
Web site: http://www.dynamiclethargyfilms.ca


History of Dynamic Lethargy Films


2011

Published my short stories on dynamiclethargyfilms.ca in addition to Triond and Wikinut

Experiment with the Lester Dent formula

Continued work on the revised version of My Most Difficult Case


2010

I Wrote the first drafts of three feature scripts:

  • A Cure for Happiness– my detective story
  • Bright Freedom
  • The the Phone Rang

Began work on a revised version of My Most Difficult Case

Published a collection of my short stories and articl;es in the book Walk in the Snow

My Next Film distribution agreement with Ouat ends.


2009

Completed the short video The Whispers Come.

Start a blog about Dynamic Lethargy Films


2008

Started publishing stories and articles on-line using Triond and Bukisa.

If I Knew . . . becomes very popular on Yahoo video.

Completed the short video Blinking Owls.

Sold first copy of Line of Taxis on-line.


2007

Completed the short video Read me a Story to advertise a friend’s website.

Began posting films on-line.

James Reckseider composed new music for If I Knew . . . and Weeked in Calgary.


2006

Distributor Ouat Media acquires My Next Film. If you are interested in exhibiting the film, please contact them.

Completed the script for The Anger Trap.


2005

Began writing a feature length script: The Anger Trap.


2004

Completed My Most Difficult Case. It was shown at the 2004 $100 Film Festival in Calgary.


2001

Completed a 16mm version Who Shot the President.

Completed the film My Next Film on 16mm. It was shown at the $100 Film Festival in November, where it received an honourable mention.


1999

Completed the film Line of Taxis (16mm). This film has been shown at several film festivals in Canada and the U.S.

  • $100 Film Festival – Calgary, Alberta – 1999 November 18
  • Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival – Victoria B.C. – 2000 February 5
  • Bare Bones Film Festival – Muskogee, OK – 2000 March 25 (Foreign Short Runner-up)
  • Misfit Short Film & Video Festival – Edmonton Alberta – May 6, 2000
  • The First Annual Pirromount Film Competition Honorable Mention
  • New York International Independent Film and Video Festival – April 7, 2001

1996-1997

Completed the film The Fence (16mm). This film was shown at the following festivals.

  • $100 Film Festival Calgary, November 1996
  • New Frontiers Film Festival Ottawa, November 1997
  • Hero Soup, Edmonton 1998 March
  • “Prairie Tales” Tour 1999 (Metro Cinema, Edmonton).

1995

Completed the film If I knew . . . (Super 8). It was shown at the $100 Film Festival, Calgary 1995 and at Splice This, Toronto 1998.


1994

Completed the film Who Shot the President (super 8). This film was shown at the $100 Film Festival, Calgary 1994, where it received an honourable mention.

It was also shown at Lost, Lonely and Vicious YYZ, Toronto 1995, and at the Metro Cinema, Edmonton 1996.


1991-1992
Completed the film Weekend in Calgary (Super 8). This film was shown at the $100 Film Festival, Calgary 1992 where it won an award for “consistent vision.”

It was also shown at Splice This, Toronto 1998.


1992-1993

Joined the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers Board of Directors and acted as secretary.


1991-1993

Founded and organized the first year of the $100 Film Festival.


1989-current
Joined the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers


Long ago
Born in Winnipeg, went to school and received two degrees in Civil Engineering.