Talent Guide

Moon Molson

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2008


Moon Molson graduated from Dartmouth College where he won the Eleanor Frost Experimental Theatre Prize and two Alexander Laing Memorial Screenwriting Awards.

After college, Moon worked in the New York City film industry in both production and post, wrote spec sitcom pilots, and directed Off-Off Broadway theatre at the now defunct Acting Studio, Inc. as a member of the Chelsea Repertory Lab. In fall 2000, Moon entered the M.F.A. program in Film Directing at Columbia University. In summer 2002, he won the prestigious Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Internship and was flown to Los Angeles to work in television commercials.

Moon’s thesis short film Pop Foul has screened at over 75 international film festivals and has won more than 30 festival awards worldwide, including the Panavision Grand Jury Award at the 2007 Palm Springs ShortFest, the REEL Shorts Jury Award at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), the HBO Short Film Award at the 2006 American Black Film Festival, and the 2006 Student Academy Award.

Moon has received fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA), New York State Council of the Arts (NSYCA), the Jerome Foundation, and the Urban Artists’ Intiative/NY. In summer 2007 he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and recently attended the 2008 Sundance January Screenwriting Lab with Meadowlandz. He is based in New York City…for now.

Current Project

Crazy Beats Strong Every Time (Narrative Short)


An African American 20-something finds his Nigerian immigrant stepfather passed out drunk in their building hallway and is pressured into murdering him.