The Overnighters

PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Jesse MossJesse Moss is a Sundance award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer. He produced, directed and photographed Full Battle Rattle, about the U.S. Army's fake Iraq in the Mojave Desert. The film premiered at the 2008 Berlinale (Panorama), won a Special Jury Prize at SXSW and opened theatrically at the Film Forum in New York. Prior to that he produced, directed and photographed Speedo: A Demolition Derby Love Story, which won festival awards and critical raves across the country, had its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2004 and was optioned by Warner Bros Pictures. His first film, Con Man, about an Ivy League impostor, was commissioned by HBO. He also produced William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and opened POV's 2010 season.

Moss began his career working for acclaimed documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple. He has twice been a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and co-conspirator, Amanda McBaine, and their two children. Moss is a lecturer in the cinema department at San Francisco State University.