Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Jesse Moss

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2013

Jesse Moss is a San Francisco-based filmmaker. He recently completed The Overnighters, a feature documentary set in the North Dakota oil fields. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking. Drafthouse Films will release the film in theaters across America in Fall 2014. Previous documentaries include Full Battle Rattle, about the US Army's Iraq War training simulation; Speedo: A Demolition Derby Love Story, about a Long Island demolition derby champion; and Con Man, about an Ivy League impostor. He also produced William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a film about the legendary radical lawyer, directed by his daughters.



Jesse Moss worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the studios on property, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the program began welcoming…

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