H. Paul Moon (zenviolence.com) is a filmmaker whose works include short and feature-length documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, featured and awarded at over a hundred film festivals worldwide. He has taught documentary editing at Docs In Progress as an Adobe Certified Expert, and serves as adjunct professor at George Mason University's Film and Video Studies program. He also manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.com that keeps pace with new camera technologies. He 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" that debuted at the South by Southwest Festival. Recent films include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" (sitkadoc.com) about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time" (quatuor.xyz) about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition, that premiered on the commemorative date and at the place where the imprisoned composer first debuted his work. Moon's latest film, an award-winning feature-length documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (samuelbarberfilm.com) recently premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western folklife, cowboy poetry, and the American frontier (westdocumentary.com). Excerpted poetry films from that project have appeared in museum exhibitions, and numerous film festivals, leading up to the feature film's completion. Ongoing projects include an opera film based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (scroogeopera.com), a documentary at the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (95thesesfilm.com), and a biographical portrait of Whittaker Chambers.
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
ReadingFilmFEST
Reading, Pennsylvania
2018
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Zebra Poetry Film Festival
Münster
2018
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
docLAHOMA Film Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2018
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Almería Western Film Festival
Almería
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Catalina Film Festival
Avalon, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Festival Silêncio
Lisbon
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge, Colorado
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Reno Tahoe International Film Festival
Reno, Nevada
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
Budapest
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
San Francisco Green Film Festival
San Francisco, California
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Wilcox, Arizona
2017
Best Documentary
Mining the Mother Lode
Meters International Film Festival
Naples, New York
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Water Docs Film Festival
Toronto
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, Montana
2017
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, California
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
The Phillips Collection
Washington, D.C.
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Frederick Film Festival
Frederick, Maryland
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
WHYY-TV (PBS)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017
Best Documentary Feature
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Plebeian International Film Festival
San Diego, California
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Cape Town International Film Festival
Cape Town
2017
Best Director
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Royal Starr Film Festival
Royal Oak, Michigan
2017
Best Music Film
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2017
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Eau Claire World Film Festival
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2017
Best Overall Production
Not the Stars
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Worcester, Massachussetts
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
Dallas VideoFest
Dallas, Texas
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
River's Edge International Film Festival
Paducah, Kentucky
2016
Official Selection
Mining the Mother Lode
5th International Video Poetry Fest
Athens
2016
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Muvi International Music Film Festival
Lisbon
2016
Official Selection
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
SEE THE SOUND Film Festival
Cologne
2016
Best Short Art Film
Equus Caballus
Equus Film Festival - Winner's Tour
Camden, South Carolina
2016
Best Short Art Film
Equus Caballus
Equus Film Festival
New York, NY
2015
Here Kitty Kitty Award
Equus Caballus
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Worcester, MA
2015
Audience Award, Feature Category
Lowertown Paducah
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2014
Best Short Film
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Reel Indie Film Fest
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013
Best Short Documentary
Hamac Cazíim
Red Nation Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2011
Best Short Documentary
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
Chicago, Illinois
2011
Silver Medal for Excellence
R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time
Park City Film Music Festival
Park City, Utah
2011
Third Prize
Salarymen
Grolsch/Vice Media 2014 Short Film Contest
Birth City
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Current City
Arlington, Virginia
Hometown
Irvine, California
Gender
Male