Moira Morel is an accomplished Latinx cinematographer living in Los Angeles, CA with a background in both documentary and narrative filmmaking.
Morel was raised in a conservative Latino household in the suburbs outside of Detroit, Michigan. After finishing high school, her desire to get a different take on the world at large led her to The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, WA. It was at TESC that Morel found her passion for photography, documentary filmmaking and activism.
In 2012 Morel was accepted into the cinematography program at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, California. Since completing her MFA in 2014, Morel has shot commercials, music videos, shorts and web-series’.
Over the last 10 years, many of the films that Morel has lensed have screened and won awards at film festivals nationally and internationally. Most notably, Unlovable premiered at SXSW in 2018 and won the SXSW Gamechanger Award. Vámonos, the short film that Morel both shot and co-wrote, won the 2016 Best Theatrical Short Imagen Award along with the 2016 NBCU Open Possibilites Social Impact Award. The Skinny premiered at Sundance in 2016 and The Punk Singer had its world premier in 2013 at SXSW.
Morel is currently working as a cinematographer for The L Word: Generation Q on Showtime.