Mo Scarpelli

Mo Scarpelli is an Italian-American director and cinematographer of nonfiction cinema. She co-directed with Alexandria Bombach Frame by Frame, which tells the story of photojournalism in Afghanistan (Mountainfilm 2015). The film screened at SXSW 2015, Hot Docs (Audience Top Ten), BFI London Film Festival and 100+ other festivals, garnering 15+ jury and audience awards as well as a Cinema Eye Honors nomination. Scarpelli is a selection of Berlinale Talents 2018, twice a recipient of Catapult Film Fund support and has received the Speranza Female Filmmaker Award. Her journalism work has been published with the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Africa Review, The Huffington Post, Gothamist and Narratively. She is also the director of Anbessa (Mountainfilm 2019).