In my first-ever immersive short story, I tell the disturbing tale of Charley Hess and his unfortunate discovery at the base of a mountain. This new video style utilizes a dual-camera setup, subtle background music & ambience, and realistic sound effects to create a storytelling experience unlike any other. Prepare to suspend disbelief and be taken into a dark and horrific world…
The last six months have been a transformative period of life; a true catalyst of change and growth. Normally, I would do a cheerful recap of my greatest adventures every six months, but I decided instead to use my adventure footage to tell an HONEST story. A truthful glimpse into my life in 2021.
In this compilation of shorts, I discuss my thoughts behind 7 of the coolest films I’ve created in recent years. Whether you’ve seen the discussed movies or not, I hope you find enjoyment in hearing my insights!!
Enjoy these five powerful poems about the changes of life. Three of them were written across a span of three years, as a means of documenting my changing beliefs and views on existence. Those are some of my favorites; please share your thoughts and reactions!
My second collection of social media shorts – from OCD poetry to ineffective meditation to the fading concept of traditional celebrities… enjoy my takes on life and storytelling in our modern age. I’m having quite a lot of fun filming these little unscripted videos. I think they have the potential to create a cool impact in the digital landscape.
I’ve been a bit quiet on YouTube since the release of my latest (and final) DC fan film, aside from my recent experimentation with the YouTube Shorts feature.
But since my Shorts don’t seem to have the same reach/impact as my normal videos, and given the YouTube Shorts feature is still a work in progress, I decided to share my short-form content in collections for your viewing pleasure!!
The summer heat had long overstayed its welcome, but the chill of autumn was arriving at last. Each day, Milwaukee’s air cooled by a degree or two, and the leaves were stubbornly showing hints of color. Grey clouds began to linger like shy party guests, unsure how long they were allowed.
11.07.21 – 9:36 am
Social media is simultaneously toxic and incredibly essential. At least from my perspective, as an independent artist, it is the gateway to a career and dedicated audience. For that reason alone, I spend time on 5+ social networks every day, uploading content and interacting with other users. But while it holds limitless potential for artistic growth, it is also endlessly draining. It’s become widely known that these apps are addictive; they trigger chemicals in our brains that lead to excessive scrolling and clicking. But I’ve also found that the sheer amount of content is mentally overwhelming.
As the Anti-Monitor approaches Earth with its army of Manhunters, seven superheroes unite to protect their planet. Superman (George Mitrev), Batman (Keilan Morrissey), The Flash (Noah Boeyink), Green Lantern (Joshua Morrissey), Wonder Woman (Camille Curtis), Aquaman (Keilan Morrissey), and Martian Manhunter (Keilan Morrissey) must overcome their own personal demons in order to defend their planet against the devils descending from space.
The world, and the entire Multiverse, are in even more danger than the Justice League realize. In the darker corners of space, Darkseid and Nekron are simultaneously planning their own schemes of widespread destruction and domination. How will these play into the League’s battle against the Anti-Monitor? Will the prophecy of the Blackest Night come to fruition? And what sacrifices must be made to preserve the peace?
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE is the third feature-length film by Keilan Morrissey, and the final installment in the KDCU (Keilan Morrissey’s DC Universe).
Here’s why I believe YOU should read Abandoned Destinies… an epic character-driven tale of adventurous monsters in the distant future!
This story truly came from my heart. Many authors say that, but I come to you with honesty – as a 19-year-old storyteller who just loves to imagine impossible worlds and use them to convey meaningful ideas – you will enjoy this story!
Did you know that Halloween is at least 20% of your life? Allow me to explain why I believe holidays have a much deeper significance than just a single day for celebration and merriment. Let’s acknowledge the role they play in our life stories, and make the most of them! Happy Halloween to everyone watching.
I’ve spent the last five weeks of my life in Milwaukee… here’s what I’ve learned from my experience. This episode of Adventure Logs is a bit atypical. Rather than documenting every single adventure throughout my time here (since this was a mostly calm & quiet stay in Wisconsin) I decided to recap my lessons and discoveries with some shots I filmed mostly all in one day. I hope you dig this new, shorter, straight-to-the-point style!! And enjoy the lovely scenery of Milwaukee.
For most of my creative career (and life in general), I’ve been juggling different artistic outlets. In recent years, filmmaking has become my primary focus, but I have always considered myself a writer first and foremost. Ironically, straight-up writing was on the back burner, so I’ve decided to bring it to the forefront where I believe it belongs. In this video, I share my reasoning for the shift in focus, as well as some suggestions for anyone else considering exploring a different avenue with their art.
Which is better… goodness or greatness? In this discussion of life philosophies, I break down my definitions of these two powerful terms, share the results of an Instagram poll which asks this question, and explain how my thinking was inspired by The Green Knight, a mythological and allegorical film by director David Lowery.
My final DC fan film, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE is my biggest project to date. It features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, plus a wide range of villains, Lanterns, and cosmic beings. I’m thrilled for you all to see the true scope of this movie, and witness an incredible climax to the KDCU (Keilan’s DC Universe.)
Ache is a poem written and filmed on Lake Michigan. It describes how I overcome certain physical symptoms of anxiety through my relationship with nature. A beautiful environment and a bit of deep thinking won’t always alleviate one’s troubles, but it’s a good place to start.
I hope this poem helps you through whatever may be bringing you down at the moment. Low moments are perfectly acceptable, but we must keep moving forward along with life.
09.29.21 – 1:09 pm
Perception is a fascinating concept. We all have a somewhat defined perception of our own selves. This self-image fuels our words and actions every day. It helps us decide how to spend our energy, money, and lives. If, according to my self-image, I enjoy certain things, I will likely try to implement those things into my routine. But what if my actual self does not enjoy those things? This chain of thoughts led me to unpack the idea of who I think I am.
I spent one month in Chicago, documenting my adventures and collecting them into this travel vlog. I genuinely hope it entertains and inspires you! Explore The Bean, Buckingham Fountain, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, First Ascent, and many more astounding locations right alongside me and the wonderful artistic friends I made during my extended visit. Chicago was truly a delightful place to temporarily live.
The monumental architecture, diverse culture, food, art, and nature were just a few of the highlights. I’ve already booked my next stay in the Windy City, and I’m thrilled to return and make more memories.
For one month, I explored Chicago. I made art, memories, and friends. I documented (almost) all of my major adventures throughout the city, and spent the last week compiling them into a 14-minute episode of Adventure Logs for your enjoyment!
09.21.21 – 11:46 am
My stay in Chicago has come to an end, but I will be returning much sooner than expected. My original plan for the fall and winter of 2021 consisted of three different cities… Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York. But after a couple weeks in Chicago, I decided one month was simply not enough. So my scheduled six weeks in NYC were replaced with six more weeks in the windy city. One explanation for my decision is that Chicago and New York are remarkably similar. They both have beautiful buildings, bustling traffic, plenty of people, access to the water, delightful parks, and flocks of pigeons. But simply put, my desire to live in New York was outweighed by my desire to spend more time with my friends.