Andrea Claire Morningstar is a filmmaker, artist and educator living and working in both Detroit, Michigan and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Across mediums, Morningstar tells stories that have a palpable intimacy between maker and subject. Morningstar's work asks the viewer to appreciate the human vulnerability on both sides of the camera, and calls for a greater degree of intimacy between the observer and the observed in everyday life.
She has BFA in New Genres from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and an MFA in Filmmaking from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She has taught filmmaking at Interlochen Center for the Arts, The Maine Media Workshops, University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools and Detroit Future Schools.
Her short films, photographs, installations and performances have exhibited in festivals and galleries in the US and abroad. She has also produced several stories for radio, print and web. Her passion for documentary work started with a radio piece called My Pen Pal, about a young girl’s unlikely friendship with a demonized leader of a foreign nation, which became a feature story on This American Life.