Guy Mossman began making films in 1999 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. Since then, Mossman has dedicated himself to lensing documentary films, non-fiction television and commercials. His visual sensibility and verité filmmaking has made him attractive to film and commercial directors who wish to bring an active yet intimate handheld style to their look. Inspired by the work of James Nachtwey, Mary Ellen Mark, Nestor Almendros, Haskell Wexler, and D.A. Pennebaker among others, Mossman brings a cinematic touch to his projects while staying deeply connected to story and character.
Recent documentary collaborations include Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Renee Tajima-Pena’s No Más Bebés (2015) and Hilla Medalia’s 2015 Cannes Entry, The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films. His recent TV series work includes Jennifer Lopez’s critically-acclaimed docu-series Los Jets (2014, Series DP, dir. Mark Landsman) and Bravo's Extreme Guide to Parenting (2014, Series DP, Bravo TV, EP: Lauren Lazin).
The camera work on Buck was singled out in the Los Angeles Times by Betsy Sharkey for being "both beautiful and evocative," and it was again praised by LA Times TV critic Robert Lloyd in Los Jets (2014), "he gives every element its due; the clamor, the quiet, the details of décor and decoration, the richness of the landscape, the look of air under floodlights."
Other notable projects include Two Trains Running (2016, dir. Sam Pollard), Bending the Arc (2016, dir. Kief Davidson), Comicon Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (2011, dir. Morgan Spurlock), Buck (Showtime, Co-DP, 2011, dir. Cindy Meehl, 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner, Sex Crimes Unit (HBO, Co-DP, 2011, dir. Lisa F. Jackson), and Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010, dir. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg).
Now based in Los Angeles, Mossman runs Vox Pop Films with his wife, Lisa Hepner. They are currently directing a feature-length documentary called The Human Trial about a world-renowned research team’s historic journey to cure Type 1 diabetes using human embryonic stem cells.
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BREADHEAD, Director: Max Lugavere; Producer: Hilla Medalia, 2016, Filming.
THE HUMAN TRIAL, Directors: Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman, 2017, Filming.
BENDING THE ARC, Directors: Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, 2016, In Post Production. (partial)
COST/SQFT, Director: Giorgio Angelini, 2016, In Post Production.
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN', Director: Sam Pollard, 2016, In Post Production. (partial)
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 2016. (partial)
2016 Sundance Film Festival Premiere
100 YEARS OF FREEDOM, Director: Daniel Ostroff, 2015. (short)
NO MÁS BEBÉS, Director: Renee Tajima-Pena, 2015. (partial)
2015 Nomination LA Muse Award Los Angeles Film Festival
UNBRANDED, Director: Phillip Baribeau; Producer: Cindy Meehl, 2015. (partial)
2015 Audience Award Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS, Director: Hilla Medalia, 2014. (partial)
2014 Cannes Film Festival Premiere
LOS JETS, Producers: Jennifer Lopez Mark Landsman, NUVO TV, 2014 (Series DP)
EXTREME GUIDE TO PARENTING: SEASON 1, EP: Lauren Lazin, Bravo TV, 2014 (Series DP)
TO LIGHT A CANDLE, Director: Maziar Bahari, 2014.
THE FASHION FUND, Producers: Ricki Stern Annie Sundberg, Ovation TV, 2014. (partial)
MELTDOWN PILOT, Producer: Sean Foley, National Geographic Channel, 2013. (shared credit)
MONEY & MEDICINE, Director: Roger Weisberg, WNET/PBS, 2012. (partial)
MARIACHI HIGH, Director: Ilana Trachtman, PBS, 2012.
COMICON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE, Director: Morgan Spurlock, 2011. (shared credit)
SEX CRIMES UNIT, Director: Lisa F. Jackson, HBO, 2011. (shared credit)
BUCK, Director: Cindy Meehl, Sundance Selects/IFC/Showtime, 2011. (shared credit)
2010 Audience Award Sundance Festival
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, Directors: Ricki Stern Annie Sundberg, Sundance Selects/IFC, 2011. (partial)
2011 Sundance Film Festival Premiere; Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming
THE SECRET LIFE OF SCIENTISTS, Director: Joshua Seftel, NOVA and PBS/WGBH, 2009. (partial)
CONJOINED TWINS: AFTER SEPARATION, Director: Monica Lange, TLC, 2009. (partial)
RUSSELL SIMMONS’ BRAVE NEW VOICES, Director: Stan Lathan, HBO, 2009. (operator)
END OF AMERICA, Directors: Annie Sundberg Ricki Stern, 2008. (partial)
BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET, Producer: Lynn Sadofsky, Sundance Channel, 2007. (operator)
BAS! BEYOND THE RED LIGHT, Director: Wendy Champagne, NFB, 2007. (shared credit)
2010 Best Documentary Award at La Femme Film Festival
DOUBLETIME, Director: Stephanie Johnes Producers: Andrea Meditch Julie Goldman, Discovery Docs, 2007. (partial)
2007 Best Documentary Award at Seattle International Film Festival
"SAVING SIGHT" TOYOTA EFFECT, Director: Kief Davidson, Client: Toyota, Agency: 360i, 2015 (shared credit)
"EARTH DEFENDERS CAMPAIGN", Director: Mark Landsman, Client: UC-Irvine, 2015
"AO IN BRAZIL" WORLD CUP SERIES, Director: Christoph Baaden / Eric Gautschi, Client: Degree Deodorant, Agency: The New BLK, 2014
"CELEBRATE UCI 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT FILM", Director: Kief Davidson, Client: UC-Irvine, 2014
"HEALERS AND HEROES", Director: Christoph Baaden, Client: UC-Irvine, 2014
"YOU MADE US WHOLE" 60s, Director: Lisa Hepner, Client: Expect Miracles, 2014
"MY CALLING" 60s, Director: Lisa Hepner, Client: Expect Miracles, 2014
UNBLENDED: MTV MUSIC AWARDS PROMO, DP: Vasco Nunes, Client: MTV, 2014 (operator)
CRITICAL PATH PROJECT, Director: David Grabias/Artifact, 2013
DISNEY INTERACTIVE 60s, Director: David Grabias / Artifact, Client: Disney Interactive, 2013
"SKIRBALL", Director: Joey Forsythe, Client: Skirball Cultural Center, 2013
“HEARTLAND" 60s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: Oregon Power Tools, Agency: Swanson Russell, 2013
“SIGHT UNSEEN", Director: Christoph Baaden, Client: UC-Irvine, Agency: The New BLK, 2012
“HUG" 30s, Director: Mike Bell, Client: Irvine BMW, Agency: INK, 2012
“SMILE" 30s, Director: Mike Bell, Client: Mercedes Benz of Long Beach, Agency: INK, 2012
“TAKES NERVE" 90s PSA, Director: Lisa Hepner, Client: UC-Irvine, Agency: The New BLK, 2012
“2ND CHANCE" 60s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: University of Southern California, Agency: Swanson Russell, 2012
“KNOWN FOR HEART" 60s TV Campaign, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: BryanLGH, Agency: Swanson Russell, 2012, 2012 Silver Telly Awards
"DANIELA" 30s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: SAC Federal Credit Union, Agency: OBI Creative, 2011
"YOU HAVE A STORY" 30s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: SAC Federal Credit Union, Agency: OBI Creative, 2011
"INDIAN HILLS" 30s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: SAC Federal Credit Union, Agency: OBI Creative, 2011
"AMARILLO" 30s, Director: Eric Gautschi, Client: Proxibid, Agency: The New BLK, 2011
"ANYWHERE" 30s, Director: Eric Gautschi, Client: Proxibid, Agency: The New BLK, 2011
"FIGHT ON" 60s, Director: Lisa Hepner, Client: University of Southern California, Agency: Swanson Russell, 2010
"REVOLUTIONS", Director: Lisa Hepner, Client: Ely and Edythe Broad CIRM Center For Regenerative Medicine, Agency: Swanson Russell,2010
DOCTORS OF USC VIDEO SERIES, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: University of Southern California 2008-2010, 2009 Silver Telly Awards, 2009 Healthcare Marketing Reports Silver Medal
"THERE IS NO B-TEAM" 60s, Director/DP: Guy Mossman, Client: Mercy Iowa City, Agency: Swanson Russell, 2008, 2009 Healthcare Marketing Reports Honorable Mention
"MORE THAN SAD:TEEN DEPRESSION", Directors: Ricki Stern Annie Sundberg, Client: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2008 (partial)
MA Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004. Roy H. Park Fellow
BA Fine Art, Colorado College, 1995. Cum Laude
Spanish and GuaranÍ