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 documentary sensibility and verité filmmaking has made him attractive to film and commercial directors who wish to bring an active yet subtle handheld style to their look. Inspired by the work of Nestor Almendros, Lance Acord, Anthony Dod Mantle, Emmanuel Lubezki, D.A. Pennebaker and Michael Slovis, among others, Mossman brings a cinematic touch to his projects while staying deeply connected to story and character.
Recent collaborations include Jennifer Lopez’s critically-acclaimed 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 (2011) was singled out in the Los Angeles Times by Betsy Sharkey for being "both beautiful and evocative," and most recently, it was 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 The Blues House (2014, dir. Sam Pollard), 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 the politics of embryonic stem cell research in the race to cure diabetes.
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THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS, Director: Hilla Medalia, 2014, Cannes Film Festival Premiere 2014 (partial)
THE HUMAN TRIAL, Directors: Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman, 2014, Filming.
COST/SQFT, Director: Giorgio Angelini, 2014, Filming.
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 BLUES HOUSE, Director: Sam Pollard, 2014. In Post. (partial)
THE FASHION FUND, Producers: Ricki Stern Annie Sundberg, Ovation TV 2014 (partial)
MELTDOWN PILOT, Producer: Sean Foley, National Geographic Channel 2013 (shared credit)
THE 2016 PROJECT, Director: Mark Obenhaus, 2012. In Post (partial)
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) Audience Award Sundance Festival 2010
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, Directors: Ricki Stern Annie Sundberg, Sundance Festival Premiere 2011, Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming (partial)
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) Best Documentary Award of 2010 La Femme Film Festival
DOUBLETIME, Director: Stephanie Johnes Producers: Andrea Meditch Julie Goldman, Discovery Docs 2007 (partial) Best Documentary Award of 2007 Seattle International Film Festival
"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", Producer: 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, 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
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