This is Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s second feaure length collaboration. It is their first collaboration with the producers Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino from filmscience.
Michael Palmieri is a director, cinematographer, and editor. His first documentary feature October Country was a co-directing effort with Donal Mosher that won the grand jury prize for best US documentary at Silverdocs and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best documentary in 2009. He has directed music videos for Beck, The Strokes, Belle and Sebastian and many others, and his film and video collaborations include work with film and fine artists Christopher Doyle, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Adrian Paci and Tauba Aeurbach. He has been a guest lecturer at the Edinburgh College of Art and at the Balkan film program in Kosovo and is an adjunct professor of film at CCA in San Francisco.
Donal Mosher is a photographer, writer, and musician. His photo documentary work inspired his collaborative directing of October Country with Michael Palmieri. His visual work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and San Francisco’s SF Camerawork. His fiction and non-fiction writings have appeared in Instant City, Satellite, Frozen Tears, Still Blue – An Anthology of Working Class Writing, Life as We Show it – Writings On Film, and the Lamba Award winning Portland Queer Anthology. He is also a principle subject of Robert Arnold’s documentary film “Key of G,” which focuses on life and work with a severely disabled young man.
With filmscience, Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino have produced 13 feature films: Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF, WENDY AND LUCY and OLD JOY; Joe Swanberg’s ALEXANDER THE LAST, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS and HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS; Steve Collins’ YOU HURT MY FEELINGS and GRETCHEN; Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s OFF LABEL; Brian Savelson’s IN OUR NATURE; Geoff Marslett’s MARS; Bob Byington’s HARMONY AND ME; and Spencer Parsons’ I’LL COME RUNNING. These films have been nominated by Film Independent for three Spirit Awards, and they’ve screened at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and Venice. Additionally, Anish was the recipient of the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. filmscience currently has a number of projects by emerging and established independent filmmakers in production and development.