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Filmmaker Bio

Jesse MossRecently named by Filmmaker Magazine one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film," Jesse Moss is the founder of Jesse Moss Films, a New York-based film and television production company. Prior to Speedo, Moss produced and directed Con Man, a one-hour documentary about an Ivy League imposter, which aired on HBO/Cinemax in 2002. He is currently completing a documentary special for AMC about Republicans in Hollywood. In 1999, Moss produced Juvies for A&E Investigative Reports. Moss was associate producer of the Academy Award®-nominated boxing documentary On the Ropes.

Previously, he worked as a producer and associate producer for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. He also produced and directed Safe in the City, a fiction short about HIV and STD prevention, for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Voices of Youth, a documentary short about foster care, for San Francisco's Youth Law Center and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Moss is an occasional contributor to indieWIRE, the on-line independent film magazine, and has worked as a policy aide and speechwriter on Capitol Hill. He graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley.