Meet a few of our Alumni

Tessa Moran and Ben Crosbie

Tessa Moran and Ben Crosbie are the co-founders of Eidolon Films, an Emmy Award-winning production company that specializes in crafting cinematic and powerful documentaries and non-profit videos that have significant impact. They have work-shopped four documentaries through Docs In Progress Work-in-Progress Screenings and Peer Pitch, including Fate of a Salesman about a Washington DC neighborhood in transition as seen from the vantage point of the employees of a men’s clothing store. The fil... Read more

Jason Osder

Jason Osder is the director of the award-winning documentary Let The Fire Burn about the 1985 confrontation between the group MOVE and the Philadelphia police that claimed the lives of 11 people. The film was work-shopped through Docs In Progress’ Peer Pitch program in 2009. Later supported in part by the Sundance Institute, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where Osder received a jury special mention for best new documentary director. The film went on to play over 50 film fest... Read more

Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer

Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer are partners in life as well as filmmaking. Both come from other fields; prior to becoming filmmakers, Wilson worked in international development and human rights and Hamer in genetic sciences for the National Institutes of Health. They first came to Docs In Progress when they were looking for guidance on using structuring a documentary they were making about how their wedding announcement in Wilson’s hometown newspaper opened up a larger story about the challenges f... Read more