Retrospecter is the partnership of filmmakers Laura Moss and Brendan J. 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 Supporters.

PRESS

AWARDS

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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

HOLLYSHORTS, Best Narrative Short
HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION, Finishing Grant

IFP EMERGING STORYTELLERS, Official Selection: Gordon
LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL, Best Live Action Short

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Grand Prix for Best Short Film

NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL, Audience Award (Music Video)

NYU PURPLE LIST, Official Selection: Gordon

SHORT OF THE WEEK, Official Selection, Fry Day
SXSW, Jury Award: Best Poster Design, Fry Day
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE, Screenwriting, Directing Lab Fellows
TRIBECA, Student Visionary Award
VIMEO STAFF PICK, Fry Day, Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987)