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.

Press

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Awards

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)