One On One with UK Filmmaker R.M. Moses



Urban Craft caught up with UK filmmaker, R.M. Moses for a brief but enlightening chat that centered on his career, highlights and upcoming projects. Below is how that conversation went.....



For the benefit of our readers, would you mind telling us who you are and just how far you've come in the industry?

My name is Remi, professionally known as R.M. Moses and I am a filmmaker from east London. I've mainly been making short films for the past couple years but this year I am producing my debut feature film. At the moment we're seeking funding and just waiting around to hear back from investors.


Can you give us an idea of the work you've done thus far?

I started filmmaking in 2014 and I've created around 30 short films since. With the help of my team at Blame The Consumer, we often create short content like films, adverts, music videos etc. The first major short film that gained me international recognition was a film called Signs Of Silence. It's a coming of age story about a young deaf guy finding his independence and finding love despite his anxiety surrounding his disability. We gained around 10 official selections in film festivals around the world, including Australia, Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam, with a few awards for best short film and best screenplay as well. Just recently I released a project called Pride & Pack, which is a sensitive look at fatherhood, colorism and hyper-masculinity in the black community. The first film Pack Of Wolves follows the perspective of Ryan, who is about to become a father for the first time. The second film Pride Of Lions, is the female perspective of the same events but from the eyes of his girlfriend Nichole who has to analyze her relationships and the people who will ultimately influence her son/daughter. Both films are out now via Million Youth Media youtube channel.


Any memorable highlights/accolades?

I worked on a film 2 years ago in Los Angeles with Dijon Talton and Jennifer Freeman called Before We Crash. That experience will forever be my favorite because I used to watch them on TV when I was younger, so getting to work with them gave me so much confidence and pride. The first big award I won was in New York at the Uptown Film Festival. It was for Best Screenplay and Best Short Film, and gaining that recognition from the other side of the world was chilling.


What are you working on at the moment?

Apart from my debut feature film, I'm writing another feature with a very talented filmmaker friend of mine, Tom Dunham. That project should be getting produced in the next 2 years as we are almost finished writing it. I have a short film called Tender Forces being submitted to film festivals so hopefully people will be able to see that in the next 6-10 months.


What have you set your sights on for the remainder of the year and beyond?

This summer I want to try and get some more short films made and maybe collaborate with some other filmmakers. Hopefully we will be getting to work on my feature in October/November so that will be an exciting period of the year and then after that, I'll definitely need a holiday break. Apart from that, just keeping busy with writing and editing jobs.


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