Holly Morris

Powderkeg Studios

Deeply experienced writer, editor, editorial director and filmmaker with an emphasis on the outdoors, travel, adventure, and women.

Full Bio
Director, writer and producer Holly Morris’s most recent documentary, Exposure (2022), tells the story of “ordinary” women from the Arab World and the West who team up to attempt a harrowing over-ice expedition to the North Pole. Her previous feature documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl premiered at the LA Film Festival, and won the Jury Award for Directing - the first of 20 awards the film received. After its theatrical run, the film broadcast across the world. The story of the film is based on Morris' print journalism and popular TED Talk, and is currently being adapted into a musical.

Morris’ other films include Behind Closed Chadors (Iran), Holy Cow (India), Mana Wahines (New Zealand) and Paradox Found (Cuba), part of the Adventure Divas series broadcast nationally on PBS and worldwide. The author of Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine (Random House), and former editorial director of the book publishing company Seal Press, Morris’ print journalism has been featured in Out