Jacob Mosler is a member of the Directors Guild of America (UPM), an independent producer of film and television and is Founder/CEO of FilmBudgetPro.com, a consulting firm that creates detailed film and TV budgets, schedules and tax incentive analysis.
Mosler specializes in producing feature films shot in challenging and remote locations. Jacob’s vast experience from budgeting to studio deliverables has garnered 15 feature film credits including IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET…? (Horatio Sanz, Cloris Leachman, John Heard), 7 MINUTES (Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, and Kris Kristofferson), EDEN (Jamie Chung, Matt O’Leary, and Beau Bridges), ANSWERS TO NOTHING (Dane Cook, Barbara Hershey, and Elizabeth Mitchell), THE DETAILS (Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, and Laura Linney), ACCORDING TO GRETA (Hilary Duff, Evan Ross, and Ellen Burstyn), NOTHING BUT GHOSTS, EYE OF THE DOLPHIN (Carly Schroeder, George Harris, and Katherine Ross), NEARING GRACE (Gregory Smith, Jordana Brewster, and David Morse), WINTER BREAK (Milo Ventimiglia, Eddie Kaye Thomas) and the award winning MEAN CREEK (Rory Culkin, Scott Mechlowicz and Trevor Morgan). MEAN CREEK premiered at Sundance and the Cannes film festivals winning the 2004 Sundance Humanitas Award and two Independent Spirit Awards. Most recently EDEN won BEST FILM at the Milan International Film Festival and the Audience Award for narrative feature at the SXSW film festival and the San Diego Asian American Film Festival.
Mosler graduated from the American Film Institute in 2000 with an MFA in Producing, and has produced over 30 short films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries including the Sundance “Official Entry” MIND OVER MATTER, and ISLAND FESTIVAL a 3-day music and arts extravaganza featuring over 30 international musicians and artists. Mosler also produced the two-time Telly award-winning PSA: P5Y.org “Peace in 5 years”. Jacob joined the DGA (UPM) in 2009.
Name: Jacob Mosler
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Film Budget Pro
Occupation: Assistant Director, Line Producer, Post-Production Supervisor, Producer and Unit Production Manager
Film by Irving Franco (Drama) Producer
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Film by Matt Cooper (Comedy) Producer, Production manager If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of Rockford must decide what's really important: keeping the peace or getting a piece.
Film by Jay Martin (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer, Production manager 'Seven Minutes' is the story of three friends, Sam, Mike and Owen, forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive. Written by Anonymous
Film by Megan Griffiths (Crime and Drama) Producer A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive.
Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
Film (short) by Leythum (Action and Sci-Fi) Producer Agent Coulson stops at a convenience store and deals with a coincidental robbery during his visit.
Film by Jacob Aaron Estes (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In King County, Washington, Dr. Jeff Lang has been married for ten years with Nealy Lang and they have a little boy. Their best friends are Rebecca Mazzoni, who studied with Jeff in the medical school, and her husband Peter Mazzoni. Jeff decides to sod his backyard, but the grass comes with worms underneath and raccoons destroy his sod during the night. Jeff wants also build another room in the house for his planned second son, but the City Hall blocks the project. Jeff decides to build the room without the approval and he gives a beautiful plant for his next door neighbor, the unstable Lila (Laura Linney) that lives with her cat Matthew, expecting that she does not denounce his construction work to the authorities. Jeff also likes to play basketball with his friend Lincoln, who has kidney problem and needs hemodialysis. However, the raccoons disturb Jeff and Nealy has not had sex with him for six months. Jeff decides to poison the raccoon and he meets Rebecca to drink and relief his ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Answers to Nothing
Film by Matthew Leutwyler (Drama and Mystery) Producer, Production manager Intertwining stories exploring the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. Against the backdrop of a child abduction case we follow five days in the life of the single parent detective assigned to the case, her best friend whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband's infidelity, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child that pushes him to the edge of vigilantism, a beat cop grieving over the violent death of his wife, a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother preparing for the LA marathon, and a self-loathing African American TV writer's search for love. Written by Anonymous
Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
Film (short) by Leythum (Sci-Fi) Producer Agents Coulson and Sitwell plan to derail General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross from interfering with S.H.I.E.L.D. affairs with a very special person.
Christ in Gethsemane
Film (short) by Jonathan Yudis (Biography, Drama and History) Producer On the eve of the Passion, after Jesus had sat with his disciples at the Last Supper- he spent several hours praying in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest. In this painfully honest and revelatory portrayal, we witness his prayer process and the meaning of his ultimate Divine Surrender: 'Thy Will Be Done.' Written by Anonymous
According to Greta
Film by Nancy Bardawil (Drama and Romance) Producer After her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo) gets married for the third time, 17-year-old Greta (Hillary Duff), who had witnessed her father kill himself, withdraws within herself, and turns rebellious. In lieu of boot camp she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Katherine (Ellen Burstyn) and Joseph (Michael Murphy) where she makes it known that she is determined to kill herself. She then falls for a cook, Julie (Evan Ross) at the local restaurant, much to the chagrin of her grandparents - especially when they find out he had been interned in a juvenile correctional facility. Faced with all-round opposition and unhappy with her life Greta plans her suicide during a boating trip - a plan that will not only expose closeted skeletons, but also shatter and change everyone's lives forever. Written by rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P:5Y: Peace in Five Years
Film (short) by Jonathan Yudis Producer
Film by Scott Prendergast (Comedy) Production manager Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot in order to help make ends meet and hold the family together. Written by Ryan Peterson
Film (short) by Dan Passman Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The story of Cary, a superficial and otherwise typical LA girl who after being carjacked pushes away her best friends and breaks up with her fiancé. Written by Anonymous
Eye of the Dolphin
Film by Michael D. Sellers (Comedy, Drama and Family) Producer, Production manager Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin communication at Smith's Point, on the Grand Bahama Island. James has not known of Alyssa's existence and is clueless about parenthood. The women arrive at the same time that James may lose his research operation to a tourist attraction. Father, daughter, dolphins, and town are on a collision course. Alyssa and James get encouragement from James's girlfriend and her father. It's the dolphins who can teach, and Alyssa who discovers how to listen. Written by <email@example.com>
Nichts als Gespenster
Film by Martin Gypkens (Drama) Producer, Production manager Based on a serial novel by Judith Hermann, the film's five episodes are set in five countries: Ellen (Maria Simon) and Felix (August Diehl) are travelling in the USA... See full synopsis »
Mind Over Matter
Film (short) by Scott Gerow (Documentary) Producer "Mind Over Matter" is the poignant story about a young filmmaker, Scott Gerow, who embarks on making a documentary about his father's struggle with obesity. In the process, Scott discovers he has brain cancer, unexpectedly shifting the story into a mutual father and son fight for their lives. One man has the choice to live--the other does not. While coming to grips with his own mortality, Scott continues to chronicle their respective battles with each of their illnesses, culminating in the filmmaker's graceful acceptance of his own valiant death. We are left behind feeling the beauty, courage, and dignity the filmmaker never stopped having for the world in which he lived. This film is a salient reminder of how delicate and precious life truly is and the human spirit's will to live or die. Written by Megan Schoenbachler
Film by Rick Rosenthal (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer In New Jersey, 1978-79, the Nearing family loses Rose Nearing, leaving a husband and two sons reeling with the loss. As the father slips increasingly toward drink and the collegiate older brother toward substance abuse and a career in drug smuggling, youngest son Henry has eyes for Grace, the high school senior class beauty. She reciprocates Henry's interest, despite having a steady boyfriend. What Henry takes for granted is his best friend friendship with Merna, a girl who's been there for him since childhood. Written by statmanjeff
South of the Boulevard
Film (short) by Van Neal (Drama) Producer
How Did It Feel?
Film by Daniel Faraldo Producer
Film by Jacob Aaron Estes (Crime and Drama) Producer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When Sam Merrick is beaten up by local bully George Tooney, Sam's older brother Rocky and his friends Clyde and Marty plan to pretend it's Sam's birthday to "invite" George on a boat trip in which they would dare him to strip naked, jump in the lake, and run home naked. But when Sam, his girlfriend Millie, Rocky, and Clyde see George as not much of a bad guy, they want to call off the plan, but Marty refuses. Will the plan go ahead as planned? Written by Seth Waters *AshTFrankFurter2*
Film by Sarah George (Documentary and Crime) Production manager This documentary explores the world of hobos and freight train hopping. Filmmaker Sarah George follows Switch and Baby Girl, two hobos who must give up the rails when Baby Girl becomes pregnant with child. We also meet Lee, who lives in the forest when he isn't riding the rails. We see hobo culture as an adventurous rejection of the modern humdrum of American life. Written by Martin Lewison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Marni Banack (Comedy and Drama) Producer, Production manager Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its absolute fullest out in this spectacular mountain town. Written by Anonymous
The Secret Sea
Film (short) by Jorge Gaggero (Drama) Producer
Film (short) by Jonathan Yudis Producer Spirit Rising is a film about self discovery; a film about healing. It delves into a summer of transition for 9 year old Richard Chalsky, a summer that will change his life forever. Ultimately, Spirit Rising is about having the courage to take responsibility for our lives, so that we might once again, find our way back to enjoying them. Written by Jonathan Yudis
Film (short) by Ivan Zivkovic (Drama and War) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three young soldiers have no problem taking over a strategic position near a deserted village. But with nothing better to do, the real battle begins when they stumble upon a television and its owner, a stubborn old woman. Written by Anonymous
Hands: The Anti-Documentary
Film by Jonathan Yudis (Documentary) Producer, Production manager An exploration of the thesis that all life is but a grand movie. It chronicles the real life road trip of a family of artists on route to the "Burning Man" festival in the Nevada desert. An homage to the film making of Russ Meyer. Ultimately, once arriving at Burning Man, they attempt to create a group-interactive project called "Hands Across the Man" which celebrates our collective 'Unity in Diversity' and the miracle of being alive. Written by Curtis Long
Love My Guts
Film by Erik Hammen (Comedy) Producer
Film (short) by Ryan Strunk Producer, Director, Writer An experimental structure covering 4 intersecting story lines all unfolding in "real time" set in downtown Seattle, WA. unfolding over 18 minutes building to a dramatic climax.
Film (short) by Casey P. Chinn (Crime) Production manager In a candlelit room at 1:30 a.m., a dominatrix finishes with a client and relaxes with her wig, gloves, collar, and chains off. A knock at the door surprises her, and in comes an old client (and maybe ex-boyfriend) who urgently tells her she must leave. She follows him down the fire escape to her car, and he has her drive him to a warehouse. He confesses it's a game and no one is following him, but he'll pay her $10,000 to tie him up and beat him. Will she get ideas of her own, once he's securely fastened? If it's a confidence game, which one has the most confidence? Written by <email@example.com>
American Film Institute Conservatory (Los Angeles, CA)
University of Washington