Lindsay Mofford

Director/ Editor Lindsay Mofford began her career in Cambridge, MA with seminal documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. She worked closely with him for six years on 8 films, including Near Death and Missile.  At the same time, Mofford began her directing career, seeking  to find ways of weaving her intense interest in the arts and in politics to make powerful statements. She made films about the  Death Penalty, Nuclear Proliferation with Representative Edward Markey, historical pieces about early New England puritan women, and traveled South to document the changes taking place in Nicaragua.

When Mofford relocated to Los Angeles in 1990, she focused on her freelance editing career, first joining Michael Apted and Phil Joanou on Age 7 in America; the American continuation of Apted’s critically acclaimed 35 Up series.  Soon her passion for story telling led to narrative work for both television movies and studio releases like Sliver, Se7en and The Rock. She worked with a wide range of directors including Michael Bay, Shawn Levy, Tamara Jenkins, Phillip Noyce and David Fincher.

Mofford also began editing independent features that caught her eye like Thomas Smith’s Disturbing the Peace and Dan McCarthy’s gang epic Irish Eyes starring Daniel Baldwin and John Ralston.

In childrens television, Mofford became the senior editor for The Journey of Allen Strange, editing over 36 episodes and did 2 seasons with South Of Nowhere. She also cut the Nickelodeon feature Alien Vacation and the Disney pilot Laws of Nature.

As an editor on many unscripted projects, including those with both Displaced Films and Hen House Studios, the cinema verité experience Lindsay learned from Wiseman always proved invaluable. She sorted through 450 hours of footage as the supervising editor of the PBS episodic series Senior Year, shot at Fairfax High school in Los Angeles. She was the editor for the HBO film Funny Old Guys about some of the great comedy writers from the Golden Age of TV.  She cut Fatal Charm, a story following four high school band mates.

After the birth of her daughter Juno in 2000, Mofford went back to pursing directing projects including Critical Times about the legendary voraciously eclectic band Fishbone and a film celebrating the works of the great poet Kenneth Rexroth called The Signature of All Things.

Recently Mofford finished the award winning film Sir, No Sir! , an archive heavy film about the GIs in Vietnam.   Mofford completed the narrative feature, Sweet Old World shot almost entirely at South Pasadena High School.  She also recently finished editing the pilot Finding Hope, directed by Diane Namm and Produced by Eric Mofford, both also GO PUBLIC directors.

Mofford is currently busy  directing and editing  the documentary Suburban Neighborhood Suite about Los Angeles in the forties through the eyes of Grammy nominee poet Michael C. Ford.

Through her years of working on a variety of projects, Mofford has learned no good movie is really just one genre. She feels she’s been bringing all these disparate styles of storytelling together over the course of her career, believing especially that documentaries should be challenging, emotional, educational and visually enchanting.

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