Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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A Snail on the Slope

In Production
Daniel Mooney
Daniel Mooney
Grant Awarded
$5,000 - 2014
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

(Formerly Preparations for the Forest) Through an intimate and experimental exploration of the lives of a missionary doctor, an antiquities collector, and a taxidermist, the film examines the interaction of the “machine world” and the natural environment and our personal connections to the spiritual.

About the Director(s)

Daniel Mooney is a film-maker, editor, and designer. He has previous work as an editor includes Standard Operating ProcedureWhitey Bulger; The Making of a Monster, and The Confessions of the Boston Strangler.  His work as a designer includes two books by Errol Morris; Seeing is Believing and A Wilderness of Error. Born in Lawrence Massachusetts, Mr. Mooney now lives with his wife, two children, and their adopted cat Pippin in Melrose Massachusetts. He currently teaches motion picture editing at Brandeis University and Boston University.

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