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  • Jeremy S. Moss

    Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
    717-358-7164
    Office: MEY212

    Professional Biography

    Jeremy Moss creates films that explore and interrogate bodies, identities, and places shaped by rigid boundaries and porous peripheries. Raised in the stark desert landscape of the American west, his formal engagements often stem from that severe arid terrain and the religion and culture that permeate the state of Utah. He approaches his work agnostically – there is no one true standard, mode, genre, or moving image technology – and he seeks to create new and alternative cinematic experiences, exploring the relationship between moving bodies and moving frames and the kinetic impact of sudden jolting juxtapositions, flickers, sonic swells, gaps, and glitches.

    Trained in narrative filmmaking, his work has grown increasingly personal, lyrical, and structural. Recent and past films have exhibited widely at festivals throughout the globe, including Edinburgh, Chicago Underground, Brooklyn, Crossroads, Cinequest, Athens, Maryland and Anthology Film Archive in New York. 

    Education

    • B.A. in English Literature, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
    • M.F.A. in Filmmaking, Ohio University - Athens, OH

    Publications

    FILMS AND VIDEOS

    • Cicatrix (10 min, 16mm, b&w/color, sound)
    • (un)tethered (10 min, digital video, color, sound)
    • The Blue Record (15 min, 16mm, color, sound)
    • That Dizzying Crest (10 min, 16mm, color, sound)
    • The Sight (5 min, 16mm, b&w/color, sound)
    • Chroma (3 min, digital video, color, silent)
    • Constructs (5 min, digital video, color, sound)
    • Those Inescapable Slivers of Celluloid (6 min, Super8, color, sound)           
    • Ghosts_20 (3 min, digital video, color, sound)
    • Give Me A Dram (14 min, 16mm, b&w, sound)
    • Out of the Holes of the Rocks narrative (10 min, digital video, color, sound)
    • Gods of Light, Idols of Mud (22 min, 16mm, b&w, sound)
    • Muzzle (10 min, 16mm, b&w, sound)
    • Downwind (13 min, digital video, color, sound) 
    • Death Dies (2 min, 16mm, b&w, sound)


    SCREENINGS

    2014

    • Experimental Film Festival Portland – Portland, OR
    • Australia International Experimental Film Festival – Perth & Melbourne, Australia
    • Crossroads, San Francisco Cinemateque – San Francisco, CA

    2013

    • Contemporary Art Ruhr – Director’s Lounge selections – Essen, Germany
    • L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain          
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival – Fascinations program – Jihlava, Czech Republic
    • Festival Internacional de Videodanza del Uruguay (FIVU) – Montevideo, Uruguay
    • Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival – Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Cultivate Dance Festival – Horizon Screendance Festival – Bethlehem, NH
    • Sight Unseen, Current Space gallery, ‘Over There, Out There’ group show  -Baltimore, MD
    • Olhar de Cinema Festival Internacional de Curitiba, Multiolhares program – Curitiba, Brazil
    • Artsfest Film Festival, ‘Deprogram/Reprogram’ group screening – Harrisburg, PA
    • Dances Made to Order, Edition #3 – Online dance film series
    • White Box at the University of Oregon, ‘Kill All Festivals’ group show – Portland, OR
    • Videology, ‘Kinetic Kino’ group show – Brooklyn, NY
    • International House, ‘Kinetic Kino’ group show – Philadelphia, PA
    • South Texas Underground Film Festival – Corpus Christi, TX
    • flEXiff – Special Award Competition – Sydney, Australia
    • Videoholica International Film Festival – Varna, Bulgaria
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    • Brooklyn Film Festival – Brooklyn, NY
    • Experimental Film Festival Portland – Portland, OR
    • Maryland Film Festival – Baltimore, MD
    • Australia International Experimental Film Festival – Melbourne, Australia
    • Athens International Film & Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • Crossroads, San Francisco Cinemateque – San Francisco, CA
    • Chicago Underground Film Festival – Chicago, IL
    • MIA moving images series, ‘Winged Host’ program, Amory Center for the Arts – Pasadena, CA
    • Berlin International Directors Lounge – Berlin, Germany
    • IDN Festival – Barcelona, Spain

    2012

    • UnionDocs, ‘Those Strange Inescapable Lines and Slivers’ group show – Brooklyn, NY
    • Portland Cine Spree, ‘Periodical’ group show – Portland, OR
    • Literati Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive – New York, NY
    • Sonic Circuits, monthly experimental music showcase – Silver Springs, MD
    • Festival Cine//B_5 – Santiago, Chile
    • En Route Dance Film Festival – Online juried festival
    • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival – Hawick, Scottish Borders, UK
    • Frameworks Dance Film Series, Fall 2012 Screening, Dance New Amsterdam – New York, NY
    • Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Go Together group show – Philadelphia, PA
    • South Texas Underground Film Festival – Corpus Christi, TX
    • University Film & Video Conference, Columbia College Chicago
    • Quinzena de Dança de Almada Contemporary Dance Festival – Almada, Portugal
    • flEXiff, Special flEXiff Award Competition Screening – Sydney, Australia
    • Festival Images Contre Nature, Program Space 12 – Marseilles, France
    • The Pineapple Underground Film Festival – Hong Kong
    • Kastav Film Festival 4 – Rijeka, Croatia
    • Experimental Film Festival Portland – Portland, OR
    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • Moviate, Dynamo Short Docs Screening – Harrisburg, PA
    • Student Film Festival London, Out-of-Competition Block, Teacher Films – London, UK

    2011

    • Don’t You Have Docs, curated monthly program of non-fiction films – Melbourne, Australia
    • Festival Cine B, Trailer for “Ghosts” multi-director feature-film – Santiago, Chile

    2010

    • Southside Film Festival – Bethlehem, PA
    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • MUBI | Garage Screening Room, curated International Online Cinémathéque
    • Big Screen Project – New York, NY

    2009

    • Maryland Film Festival – Baltimore, MD
    • Mainline Film Festival – Wayne, PA
    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • Indie Spirit Film Festival – Colorado Spring, CO
    • New Filmmakers LA – Los Angeles, CA

    2008

    • Zero Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA
    • New Filmmakers New York – New York, NY
    • Filmstock International Film Festival – Luton, UK
    • Southside Film Festival – Bethlehem, PA
    • Humboldt Film Festival – Aracata, CA
    • Sunstone Symposium, solo show and Q&A – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Indie Spirit Film Festival – Colorado Spring, CO
    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • Mainline Film Festival – Wayne, PA
    • Big Muddy Film Festival – Carbondale, IL

    2007

    • Sound Art Space Film Festival – Laredo, TX
    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
    • Cinequest International Film Festival – San Jose, CA

    2006

    • Athens International Film + Video Festival – Athens, OH
       

    GALLERY EXHIBITION

    2013

    • Vox Populi Gallery, ‘Space Material, Immaterial Place’ solo show – Philadelphia, PA
    • Microscope Gallery, Now What #2 – Brooklyn, NY
    • Plug Projects, Frames Per Second film series – Kansas City, MO

    2012

    • Gallery 360, Small Work, multi-media group exhibition– Lancaster, PA

    Course Information

    Sex, Dreams, and Cinema
    Fundamentals of Motion Picture Production
    Artisanal Cinema
    Narrative Workshop
    Experimental Workshop
    Documentary Workshop
    Film History
    Film Genre: Demons & Dancers
    Latin American Cinema
    Introduction to Film & Media Studies
    French New Wave & Beyond
    Spanish Auteurs (Buñuel & Almodovar)
    16m Film Techniques