Mo Scarpelli

Mo Scarpelli is an Italian-American director and cinematographer of non-fiction cinema. Her first solo-directed documentary feature, ANBESSA, premiered at the 69th Berlinale where it was nominated for the Glashütte Documentary Award. Her co-directed feature documentary FRAME BY FRAME screened at SXSW 2015, Hot Docs (Audience Top Ten Films), BFI London Film Festival and 150+ other festivals, garnering 15+ jury and audience awards as well as a Cinema Eye Honors nomination. Mo is a selection of Berlinale Talents 2018, twice a recipient of Catapult Film Fund support, and has received the Speranza Female Filmmaker Award. Her documentary shorts include directing EL HARA (NYJFF 2018) and SURVIVING KENSINGTON (Vimeo Staff Pick 2017), and serving as cinematographer on films including SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT (Sundance 2016). Mo’s current documentary feature film, shot in Venezuela, is in post-production.