Directors / James Morosini

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James Morosini is an actor, writer, director, producer and editor whose risk-taking, boundary- defying style of filmmaking allows him to utterly captivate a worldwide audience.

Morosini wrote, directed and stars opposite Patton Oswalt, Claudia Sulewski, Rachel Dratch and Lil Rel Howery in his critically acclaimed, award-winning sophomore film I Love My Dad. A thrilling comedy with an unexpected twist, I Love My Dad, which Magnolia Pictures debuted in theaters last summer and is now available for streaming, had its World Premiere at SXSW 2022 to incredible praise from both fans and critics alike, winning both the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Award AND Audience Award. The film has been hailed a “triumph” with Morosini’s “utter fearlessness” and “boldness” at the forefront. Prior to filming, Morosini’s screenplay was selected from 2,300 entries as the Grand Prize Winner of Screencraft's Screenplay Competition.

Morosini’s latest screenplay, POP, about a kid who blackmails his favorite pop star into being his best friend, made the 2022 edition of the prestigious Black List.  His first micro-budget feature Threesomething (2018), which he also wrote, directed, produced, edited and starred in follows two hypersensitive friends who try to bond by arranging a threesome. Along with writing and directing, Morosini has had major acting roles in “American Horror Story,” “Feud,” “Lethal Weapon,” and most recently on Mindy Kaling’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” for HBO.

Originally from Boston, Morosini attended USC Film School and currently resides in Los Angeles.