Retrospecter is the partnership of filmmakers Laura Moss and Brendan O'Brien.
Our work explores the present through the lens of the past, often employing period-appropriate cameras and technology.
Our films have played at festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Tribeca, Rooftop Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand. We have been featured online as a Vimeo Staff Pick and at Channel 4. Our commercial work was honored with an AICP award and is currently archived in MoMA's permanent collection. We have been fellows at both the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
We are honored to be working with a host of talented Partners and Collaborators worldwide.
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AICP AWARD, Best Student Commercial
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Best Director
BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL, Programmer's Award
CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Award
CINEMAFORUM, Honorable Mention
CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL, Best Short Film
CURTAS VILO DO CONDE, Fiction Award
DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Special Jury Mention
THE DAVEY FOUNDATION, Short Film Award
FINAL GIRLS BERLIN, Audience Award
HAMMER TO NAIL, Winter Shorts Competition
HOLLYSHORTS, Best Narrative Short
HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION, Finishing Grant
IFP EMERGING STORYTELLERS, Official Selection: Gordon
LAGO FILM FESTIVAL, Best Short Film
LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Special Jury Award
LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL, Best Live Action Short
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Grand Prix for Best Short Film
NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL, Best Live Action Short
NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL, Audience Award (Music Video)
NYU PURPLE LIST, Official Selection: Gordon
PALM SPRINGS SHORTSFEST, Honorable Mention: Future Filmmaker Award
SALUTE YOUR SHORTS, Best of Festival
SHORT OF THE WEEK, Best Student Film
SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL, Best Student Film
SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM, Directing Award
SXSW, Jury Award: Best Poster Design
TRIBECA, Student Visionary Award
VICTORIA TEXAS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, Best Director
VIMEO STAFF PICK, Fry Day
VIMEO STAFF PICK, Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987)