Not the Stars

Poem written and recited by John Dofflemyer. Music composed and performed by Josh Coffey, with Jacob Siener. Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon. Additional camera by Bradley Winegar and Shang Ik Moon.

  • H. Paul Moon
  • John Dofflemyer
    Key Cast
  • Josh Coffey
    Original Music
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  • Genres:
    cowboy poetry, western folklife, poetry film
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
    Worcester, Massachussetts
    United States
    October 22, 2016
    World Premiere
    Best Overall Production
Director Biography - H. Paul Moon

H. Paul Moon ( is a filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. His body of work includes documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, regularly featured at film festivals worldwide. He also worked as a small camera specialist for a Paramount feature film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and as cinematographer for director Josephine Decker’s film in “collective:unconscious.” His recent films include “Sitka” ( about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and “Quartet for the End of Time” ( about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent wartime composition. He has just completed a feature-length documentary about composer Samuel Barber (, and is currently finishing “The West” (

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