Eric J. Moore, MCM
As the Senior Programmer for The Tallgrass Film Festival, Eric Moore is responsible for inviting submissions from filmmakers, helping create an overall artistic feel and vision for the festival and aid in the decisions of which films will be screened during the festival. As one of the Producers Moore is involved courting and maintaining sponsors, planning panels, classes, galas, and other events, and many other nitty-gritty elements of production.
Moore played a key role in helping late founder Timothy Gruver start up the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003, along side Lela Meadow. He met Gruver when he was offered a college internship at IFP/West (now Film Independent) helping Gruver market the festival and aiding the programming department to check in and screen submissions. He was subsequently offered a seasonal production position with the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF).
The Brookline, MA native took up permanent residence in Los Angeles and quickly got involved with numerous other prominent film festivals and events. He has screened films and worked for LAFF, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the American Film Institute (AFI). He has also worked in Exhibitor Services and Screenings for the American Film Market (AFM) and served as Security Coordinator for the Independent Spirit Awards in 2005 & 2006.
As a student at Emerson College, Moore put his creative and intellectual talents to work in various ways both inside and outside the classroom, helping start up and produce content for the Children’s Television Department, and receiving the college’s prestigious EVVY Award for his thesis short film. A published author, Moore has contributed to many Boston Community newspapers and publications, was a Writer in Residence at the Wang Center for Performing Arts, and helped edit and select submissions for a nation wide best selling anthology. As a filmmaker, he has served as art director and production designer for independent short and feature films and has written and directed several of his own short films.
As a candidate for his Masters in Communication Management, Moore focused his attention on multimedia communication theory and techniques. His interest for transmedia and messaging is specific to take advantage of different platforms and tactics. His thesis on using entertainment creators and storytellers in combating the cycle of LGBTQ youth homelessness resulted in a continuing project providing resources to entertainment professionals to tell realistic and informative stories of their experiences.
A passionate and creative person, Moore’s overall goal is to bring art and film to areas that don’t have it readily available and create programming that opens worlds of discussion without judgment. In his spare time, you might find Moore on stage performing with the critically acclaimed reality-performance troupe GET MORTIFIED in the seedy bars of Hollywood, California. If you find yourself in Nicaragua, you might bump into Moore and his family setting up optometry clinics that provide medical translation, glasses, and basic vision problem prevention, from the north-eastern Miskito Coast to the south-western border of Costa Rica in San Juan Del Sur.