Zoe Morrison

The Springfield Three

Zoe Morrison

Logline: 1988. Sonia has just escaped the hellhole that was high school. But when her former classmates and tormentors, Courtney and Nicole, along with Courtney’s mother, vanish without a trace on the night of graduation, Sonia’s sister becomes the prime suspect. When another tragedy befalls her small town five years later, Sonia takes it upon herself to find out what really happened that night in 1988 and clear her sister’s name--or die trying.

Bio: Zoe Morrison is a 2019 graduate of NYU, earning her BFA in the Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing with a double major in History. Growing up with four older sisters, she was never at a loss for drama to draw upon in her writing. Desperate to distinguish herself from her sisters, she threw herself into her education. She embraced her nerd label early on in her school career, playing the trombone in jazz band, performing onstage in theater, and writing secret stories in her spare time. With a love of animated films, she first thought she would become an animator, but she quickly learned she had little talent for drawing. When she learned that writing movies was a job that actual people could have, she dedicated herself to becoming a screenwriter. She has participated in Tisch’s 24-Hour Play Festival and directed several short films. To go along with her history major, she does freelance work for a New York documentary producer performing archival research. This summer, she will work as a Teaching Assistant for summer Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling classes at Stanford University. She is currently working on a young-adult fantasy novel and has plans to pursue her MFA. Like any good Midwest girl, she loves tornadoes, bonfires, and a good old-fashioned game of cornhole.