Directors > Ramaa Mosley


Ramaa Mosley is a Director/Writer who made her first film at 16, winning the prestigious United Nation’s Global 500 Award. Over the past 20 years, she has directed feature films and hundreds of award-winning commercials, building a career directing action and genuine human stories. In 2015, she was named one of SHOOT’s Top 10 Female Directors to Watch. She recently led a TedX Talk about being a teen director called “The Power of Adolescent Directors.”

Mosley’s first feature, The Brass Teapot, is based on the original comic book of the same name which she co-wrote. Starring Juno Temple (Dirty John, Vinyl), The Brass Teapot premiered at TIFF and was distributed by Magnolia Pictures in 2013. It was nominated for an International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI) and Saturn Award.

In Fall of 2014, Mosley directed the Afghan Segment of Girl Rising, about eight girls around the world struggling to get an education against tremendous odds. It was nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the Image Awards.

Since then, she has been a vocal advocate for girl and women’s rights around the world, launching the U.S. social media campaign for #BringBackOurGirls to raise awareness of the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping in Nigeria.

Mosley directed and co-wrote her second feature film, Lost Child aka Tatterdemalion, purchased by Breaking Glass and released theatrically in 2018. The dramatic thriller was shot in the Ozarks and stars Levin Rambin, Taylor John Smith and Jim Parrack. It won Best Narrative Feature at Kansas City FilmFest and Best Actress at the 64th Taormina Film Fest in Italy.

Mosley was selected for NBC’s Female Forward Program and directed an episode of Blindspot, “Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method In’t, which aired in February 2019. She is also the founder of Adolescent Content, a global Creative GenZ Studio. Most recently, she spoke on a Women in Media panel at Sundance and will lead a SXSW panel this spring called “The Future of Gender Identities in Art and Media.”