Moon Molson’s short films POP FOUL (2007), CRAZY BEATS STRONG EVERY TIME (2011), and most recently THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST (2014), all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, have screened at over 250 international film festivals, and won over 100 awards worldwide, including the Grand Jury Prizes at Palm Springs, South by Southwest (SXSW), and the Student Academy Award.
Moon wrote the original, feature-length screenplay MEADOWLANDZ, which was selected for the 2008 Sundance Feature Film Program and workshopped in the 2008 January Screenwriters Lab, the 2008 June Directors Lab and the 2008 June Screenwriters Lab. After completing the program, the Sundance Institute awarded him a 2008 Annenberg Film Fellowship Grant. The project then became an Official Selection of the All Access Program of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Screenplay at the 2008 Urbanworld Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Moon’s original, feature-length screenplay JOHNNY ACE won BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY (3rd Place) at the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival and GRAND PRIZE for BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY at the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival. As GRAND PRIZE winner, he will attend the 2017 Nantucket Screenwriters Colony.
Most recently, Moon co-write the original, feature-length screenplay IF WE LEFT with Andrew Borroughs-Trotman, which was selected by the San Francisco Film Society for the 2020 SFFILM Rainin Grant in Screenwriting.
Moon was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in Summer 2007 and has received grants from The Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Sundance Institute, Guggenheim Foundation, and Pew Foundation.
Moon has taught film directing and screenwriting at New York Film Academy – Burbank, Savannah College of Art & Design, and Temple University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts (Film) at Princeton University and the Screenwriter in Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).