SCOTT MORRIS – Producer, Director and Editor

Scott is an accomplished independent filmmaker based in the New York/New Jersey area for 40 years.  Recent work includes Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat The Jetport currently distributed by American Public Television, and From The Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall, also distributed by APT and featuring talk-show host Dick Cavett.  American River is his first feature-length documentary.  For more info, visit


Kelly has produced over 80 hours of nonfiction television and independent documentaries including the acclaimed feature Four Seasons Lodge filmed in part by Albert Maysles.  “Working with Scott and the crew on American River has been an honor and true pleasure. I would ride the river with all of them again.” Check out more of her work at

ROGER GRANGE – Director of Photography

Roger served as DP on award winning films for over thirty years.  Theatrical and television documentaries include Saving the Great Swamp, A Cantor’s Head, The Anthropologist (premiered at the 2015 DOCNYC Festival), Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, (premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival), Moynihan, and Backpack Full of Cash.  Clients include National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, ITV, The American Museum of Natural History, WNET and PBS, numerous non-profit organizations and corporate clients.

BEN MORRIS – Composer

Ben composes all kinds of music from operas to jazz big band charts.  American River is his second documentary score after collaborating with Scott on Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport. Recently, Ben lived in Norway studying jazz on a Fulbright Scholarship and is currently finishing a doctorate at the University of Colorado Boulder. “It’s been a fun creative challenge remotely recording the score for American River, working with musicians from around the country and blending unique instrumental sounds including shakuhachi, electric guitar, and mandolin.” Listen to more of Ben’s music at:

KEITH REAMER – Consulting Editor

Keith is a New York based film editor and director who grew up in New Jersey. He’s edited over fifty features and documentaries including Maggie Greenwald’s Songcatcher, Mary Harron’s feature debut, I Shot Andy Warhol, Tony Bui’s Three Seasons, Jim Kohlberg’s directorial debut, The Music Never Stopped, Jed Rothstein’s The China Hustle, and Cherien Dabis’s Amreeka, among many others.