Grandfather Films and Workshops

  • Via Alpina 101 Hints and Hacks

    Hiking Across Switzerland. Includes a 20 minute short film with hints, tips, tricks and hacks Includes downloadable tips in PDF form. A beautiful collage of photos and videos from the three week trek.

  • Second Shepherds' Play

    Order this professional adaptation shot on a sheep farm outside of Cambridge. Please note this is the institutional price. For pricing for personal use, please contact us.

  • The Next Great American Game

    Randall Hoyt struggles to publish his first game. Pre-order now and receive interviews with industry greats: Moon, Teuber, Knizia, and a short film featuring Steve Jackson. For more purchasing options, visit

  • The Summoning of Everyman

    Uncut, professional, the best study aid for the seminal medieval morality play Everyman. Includes PDF book Everyman for Actors and Directors with a newly revised text and essays. Also pre-vis of Death comes to Everyman.

  • The Jew of Malta

    An amazing study tool for Marlowe's dark satire. Includes behind the scenes making of the climactic pit scene and an earlier rough cut with all deleted material and alternate takes.

  • The Merchant of Venice

    An unabridged production with emphasis on Portia's plight. Includes a 45 minute discussion with director Douglas Morse and Professor Phyllis Rackin covering major issues in the play.

  • Adventures on the Appalachian Trail: 2k to Maine

    2000 Miles to Maine. Inspired by Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, a slice of life on the footpath from Georgia to Maine in the company of unforgettable characters. Includes bonus scenes.

  • The Kindergarten Shuffle

    A moving movie about a mom searching for the best education for her child. Includes a panel discussion with director and cast. Also download two testing guides and a kindergarten admissions guide.

  • The Adulterer

    Starring Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley and Chris Diamantopoulos (24, The Starter Wife) in a sensitive portrayal of a marriage in crisis. Winner of festival awards. Behind the scenes & radio interview.

About the Director

Douglas Morse is a professor of Screenwriting and Script Analysis at The New School. He has taught Producing the Independent Feature at NYU and The New School. Doug has directed eight feature films, the majority of which are still in active distribution with the largest distributor of educational media in the US. Doug earned his BA in Cinema Studies from The University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
  • The Merchant of Venice

    • I loved your film. I've never seen a production that had such a strong, sympathetic Portia and your focus on her was exactly right. I think it's so good to have your production out there because almost every other production diminishes her. You had terrific actors and you used them so well. I found it very moving.
    • Professor Phyllis Rackin author of Shakespeare and Women

    The Summoning of Everyman

    • This is the most impressive film I have seen of a pre-Shakespearean drama in English. The cast, performances, cinematography, and locations are superb. The Summoning of Everyman is a gift to the serious student of drama, and a must-see for anyone interested in Shakespeare and the early modern theatre. Even after five centuries, Everyman's struggle to accept the fact of his own death remains uncanny in its power to move us."
    • Professor Douglas Bruster, co-editor "Everyman" for Arden Early Modern Drama
    • This film beautifully captures the essence of The Summoning of Everyman. Teachers of early drama will be grateful for the way the film serves the text and evokes the play's time and religious culture. All viewers will appreciate Paul Barry's moving portrayal of the central character's plight.
    • Harry Keyishian, "Shakespeare Bulletin," The Johns Hopkins University Press