Logline: Maya, a young Mexican girl, decides to run away from her foster family's toxic household to visit her real mother.
Bio: Morgan Cunning is a writer, director, and special effects makeup artist from San Diego, California. A graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic writing, she is also a Film and TV Production Minor. While she has written feature scripts and directed a short film of her own, she also produced an NYU thesis film (Christian Ghosn’s Violent Nights) which has high expectations of premiering at festivals, and has worked on at least seven short films as a special-effects makeup artist. Born to an Irish father and Mexican mother, storytelling has been an important part of her upbringing. She was taught not to fear the stories that shape her family’s history, of death, tragedy, and resilience. The least she could do is use her opportunities to tell them. She dedicates her scripts not only to her family, but to those whose stories are not told enough, whose voices are silenced or ignored.