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Jake Morgan-Scharhon

County: Whatcom County




Lillian Miller Foundation Fellowship for Trans* and Indigiqueer Artists 2024
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Jake Morgan-Scharhon (he/him) is a Pacific Northwest based transgender writer, video editor, and actor. As a writer, Jake’s focus is in creating community through story. Jake’s feature screenplay, Rules For Drowning, was named an Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, and selected for Gotham’s (IFP) emerging narrative program. Multifaceted, as a video editor, Jake has edited television shows for HGTV, Magnolia, A&E, VH1, Travel Channel, and the DIY Network. Originally trained as an actor, Jake is most known for his work as Chance and Wendy Hale in Guy Maddin’s internationally acclaimed feature, Brand Upon The Brain!, and the Academy Award winning short, God of Love. His theater credits include work with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Obie award winner Half Straddle. Jake enjoys watching the Mets with his wife, and taking his little dog, Kino, for walks in the woods. Jake is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts.

Jake was named the 2024 Artist Trust Fellowship Award Lillian Miller Foundation Fellow. With this fellowship award he is eager to continue work, and development, on his feature film screenplay, Top, which is inspired by his experience receiving top surgery over the pandemic.

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