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Donal Mosher

Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and musician. He is the collaborative director (with Michael Palmieri) of the multi-award wining documentary features OCTOBER COUNTRY, OFF LABEL and the shorts PEACE IN THE VALLEY (commissioned by Field of Vision) ROUGAROUING and MARSEILLES (commissioned by Vision Du Reel Festival, Neon France.) Alongside filmmaking he has published fiction, non-fiction, and reviews including a contribution to the LAMBDA Award winning anthology PORTLAND QUEER. His photo work has been shown in SF, LA, and is part of the artist registry at White Columns Gallery in NYC. His recent photographic work THE VIBRANCY IS KILLING ME was exhibited in Munich, Germany Dec 2014.

Selections of his film, writing, and photographic work can be found at donalmosher.org





1003 SE 33rd Ave Portland Or 97214


503 704 1778





BFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute 2002

Creative writing w/ Dodie Bellamy 2004 – 2006


Film Awards:

Best Short Film , Ashland International Film Festival –

Silver Docs US Grand Jury prize, Maysles Award – Denver Film Fest, Best First Feature – Doc Lisboa, Best Debut Feature/ Best Musical Score – Cinema Eye Awards (5 cinema eye nominations total), Independent Spirit Award Nomination, Gotham Award Nomination, Maysles Award – Belfast International Film Fest, Best Doc – Entre-Vue Festival, Best Editing Award Best Short Documentary – Ashland Independent Film Fest.

Film Grants:

Pacific Pioneer Grant 2008

Cineareach Discretionary fund 2008

NW Filmmaker Award 2011

Hartely Foundation Grant 2016

Literary Awards:

Lambda Award 2010 (anthology contribution)

Art Awards:

SECA nomination 2008

RACC Development Grant 2009 (in collaboration with Sam Gould)

RACC Development Grant 2011


Peace In The Valley w/Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2015

14 min short documentary

(Commissioned by Field Of Vision/The Intercerpt)

Magic Mouth – Motherlode w/Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2014

Music video

Marseilles w/Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2014

4 min short narrative film

(Commissioned by Vision Du Real Film Fest, Neon France)

Rougarouing w/Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2014

11 min short documentary

The Battle Of AMFAR

Assistant Editor

Directors – Rob Epstein/ Jeffery Friedman

National/International release 2014

45 min documentary

Off Label w/ Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2013

90 min feature documentary

October Country w/ Michael Palmieri

National/International release 2010

90 min feature

Key Of G

Directed by Robert Arnold

National/International release 2007

70 min feature documentary


The Vibrancy Is Killing Me

Munich Germany - art residency and exhibition

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

16 digital prints/film screening/artist lecture


Berkeley Art Museum

July - Dec '10

3 c-prints

October Country

(curated by Sam Gould)

Sept - Oct '09


Portland Or

24 C-prints

Every Picture Tells a Story …or least is just a picture

Curated by Jo Jackson/Chris Johanson

May ’08

Small A Projects, Portland OR

4 c prints

Unchained Melody

July ’07

SF Camerawork

657 Mission St

SF CA 94105

Multimedia presentation


Dec ’06 – Jan ’07

Eleanor Harwood Gallery

1295 Alabama Street,

SF CA 94110

3 untitled c-prints

“October Country” multimedia presentation

October Country

Oct – Jan ’07

The Attic Gallery

1521 18th St

SF CA 94105

12 c-prints/text

October Country

Oct ‘07

SF Camerawork

657 Mission St

SF CA 94105

Multimedia presentation

Many Happy Returns

Oct – Nov 06

High Energy Constructs

990 N. Hill Street, Suite 180

LA, CA 90012

“October Country”

6 c-prints/ text

October Country

Feb 10 – March 10 ‘06

Back Room Gallery

Adobe Books

3166 16th St SF CA 94110

10 c- prints/ text installation


Oct ‘05

Marjory Wood Gallery

(on line: MarjorieWoodgallery.com)

photos and text


(curated by Jo Jackson)

Sept – Oct ‘04

New Image Art

1005 N. Fairfax

West Hollywood CA


The Fanzine

Reviews/interviews ‘11/ ‘12/ ‘13

SF Camerawork Journal

Fall Issue Sept '09

Portland Queer

April '09

Editor : Arial Gore

Life as We Show It


Editor: Brian Pera/ Masha Tupitsyn

City Lights

Frozen Tears II

July ’07

Editor: John Russell

UCE Birmingham

October Country

Satellite #1 Feb ’06

Editors: Jon Rubin, Margaret Tedesco, Jason Mortara

Photo/ text essay

Unchained Melody

Sept ‘05

Instant City #2

Editors: Gravity Goldberg/ Eric Zassenhaus

Writings from photos