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I CALLED HIM MORGAN to be remade as a feature film

The Swedish documentary I Called Him Morgan is going to be adapted into a feature film.

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.

Premiering at the Venice Film Festival last year (where it received a stand ovation), the film has now travelled around the world, receiving positive reviews and a newfound admiration for jazz.

Swedish director Kasper Collin will not direct the feature film, but rather act as producer.

Collin is now working on a feature film of his previous documentary, My Name is Albert Ayler, which is a documentary on avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler. He is also trying to get I Called Him Morgan nominated for the Academy Award.

 

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.