James Moll

James Moll

Allentown Productions

Los Angeles, California

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About James

James Moll’s career as a documentary filmmaker has earned him an Oscar, two Emmys and a Grammy. Moll has directed and produced such films as FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH about the 16-year career of the rock band Foo Fighters; the sports adventure RUNNING THE SAHARA, executive produced by Matt Damon; INHERITANCE, about the daughter of a Nazi concentration camp commander; and THE LAST DAYS, executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

Beyond feature documentaries, Moll’s Universal Studios based company, Allentown Productions, has also produced many programs for television.

In addition to work as a filmmaker, Moll established the non-profit
Shoah Foundation with Steven Spielberg for recording and preserving more than 50,000 ‘visual histories’ of Holocaust survivors.

Moll serves on the Executive Committee of the Documentary Branch of the Motion Picture Academy, and as chair for the DGA Documentary Awards


  • Trenches of Rock

    Trenches of Rock (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Drama and Music) Producer Trenches of Rock chronicles the 30-year history of the heavy metal band BLOODGOOD, who was targeted not only by a mainstream music industry that found their blatant use of faith-based lyrics an unfitting marriage with metal, but also by Christians who believed their music was the work of the devil.

  • Mully

    Mully (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Adventure, Biography, Drama and 1 More) Producer Director Scott Haze chronicles the remarkable life of Charles Mully. A man revered as "Father to the Fatherless," Mully is a one time Kenyan business tycoon turned founder of Mully Children's Family, the largest children's rescue, rehabilitation and development organization in Africa. Written by Filler Magazine

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes

    Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. Written by Terwilliger Productions

  • Auschwitz

    Auschwitz (2015)
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  • Farmland

    Farmland (2014)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. "Farmland" takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Learn about their high- risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve. Written by Anonymous

  • The Oscars Red Carpet Live

    The Oscars Red Carpet Live (2013)
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  • Always Faithful

    Always Faithful (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Profiles five US Marines and their military working dogs, from training through deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • A Path to Honor

    A Path to Honor (2011)
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  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

    Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Producer Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album, "Wasting Light." Written by Anonymous

  • Independent Lens

    Independent Lens (2011)
    Television (Documentary) Producer Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

  • When I Rise

    When I Rise (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Producer A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is thrust into a civil rights storm that changes her life forever. Barbara Smith Conrad is cast in an opera opposite a white male classmate fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. Barbara's expulsion from the cast escalates the incident to national news, prompting unexpected support from a pop superstar. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages worldwide. Written by SXSW

  • Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal

    Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Producer The film explores the basic question of what brings a seemingly normal person to the point of committing mass murder. It examines the complex interplay of personal and societal factors leading up to incidents of workplace massacres, starting with the earliest post office massacre in 1986. Ultimately, it provides a thorough and provocative examination into the increasing number of mass murders in the United States, examining how and why they continue to occur, and what this phenomenon might lead to in the future. Written by Anonymous

  • P.O.V.

    P.O.V. (2008)
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  • New Kids on the Block: A Behind the Music Special Event

    New Kids on the Block: A Behind the Music Special Event (2008)
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  • A Timeless Call

    A Timeless Call (2008)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention.

  • Running the Sahara

    Running the Sahara (2007)
    Film (Documentary and Sport) Producer In 2006, an international expedition team of three men - Charlie Engle (USA), Ray Zahab (Canada) and Kevin Lin (Taiwan) undertook a quest that no human being has ever fulfilled. They ran across the Sahara Desert. Each runner brought his own unique story and motivations, but all unite around a love for Africa and a profound desire to prove that the impossible is possible. The film is an up-close, character-driven documentary that delves deep into the culture of the Sahara through the eyes of three individuals undergoing a life-altering experience. Along with the runners, we cross six countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Egypt. Through the eyes of our runners, we come to understand the realities of Africa - the beauty and the tragedy inherent in everyday life. This reality is underscored by the recurring theme of water - a daily necessity for our runners and a daily struggle for many of the people they encounter. The cast encountered many locals who spend two and half ... Written by William Keys

  • Inheritance

    Inheritance (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Producer "Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth, who was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List." As part of Monika's search for information, she reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by Monika's father during the war. More than sixty-years after Monika's father was executed for his war crimes, in a historic and painful moment, these two women meet, bringing closure, yet raising new questions. Written by Anonymous

  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

    Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)
    Television (Documentary and History) Producer Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

  • The Four Chaplains: Sacrifice at Sea

    The Four Chaplains: Sacrifice at Sea (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Producer Four Chaplains aboard the Navy ship Dorchester are shipwrecked on February 3, 1943, and are faced with the predicament of giving their ultimate sacrifice to save a few mere souls in exchange for their life.

  • A Remarkable Promise

    A Remarkable Promise (2004)
    Film (Short) Producer This biographical short film was shown at the 2004 Democratic National Convention as an introduction to the presidential candidate, John Kerry. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film includes never-before-seen 8mm childhood home movies and exclusive footage of Kerry's campaign tour. The film features interviews with family and friends who talk about the courage John Kerry has shown as a soldier and a veteran, the fights he has waged for middle-class values, and the faith in family he has exhibited as a father and husband. Written by Anonymous

  • Voices from the List

    Voices from the List (2004)
    Video (Documentary and History) Producer 'Voice from the List' presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who risked his own reputation and even his own life to save the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. "Voices from the List" is told exclusively from the testimony of survivors who owe their lives to Oskar Schindler and his list of "necessary workers." It is the perfect compliment to "Schindler's List" because it introduces us to many of the actual people who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler. 'Voices from the List' was produced in association with The Shoah Foundation. Written by Anonymous

  • Burma Bridge Busters

    Burma Bridge Busters (2003)
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  • Price for Peace

    Price for Peace (2002)
    Film (Documentary, History and War) Producer This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in 1945. It depicts the strength and courage of America's youth, while examining how these men and women dealt with being thrust into this brutal war. The film includes interviews with war veterans, both American and Japanese, from all branches of the military. It features testimony from medics, nurses, dog handlers, as well as Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned at internment camps in the United States. The film also includes a first hand account of the tragic impact of the atomic bomb on Japanese citizens. Among the veterans who appear is Zenji Abe, a Japanese veteran who flew the mission to bomb Pearl Harbor, and retired General Paul Tibbets who flew the mission to bomb Hiroshima. Steven Spielberg and historian/author Stephen E. Ambrose are executive producers of this feature-length documentary ... Written by Anonymous

  • 2002 ABC World Stunt Awards

    2002 ABC World Stunt Awards (2002)
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  • Broken Silence

    Broken Silence (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • I Remember

    I Remember (2002)
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  • FanClub

    FanClub (2001)
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  • Eyes of the Holocaust

    Eyes of the Holocaust (2000)
    Film (Documentary and History) Producer Steven Spielberg and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation present interviews with survivors of the Nazi death camps in Hungary. Their tragic testimonies are illustrated through newsreels from the era and archival photos.

  • The Unfinished Journey

    The Unfinished Journey (1999)
    Film (Documentary, Short and History) Editorial department A short about American life and history produced for the millennium New Year's Eve celebration.

  • The Last Days

    The Last Days (1998)
    Film (Documentary and War) Director Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50 years later. An historian, a Sonderkommando, a doctor who experimented on Auschwitz prisoners, and US soldiers who were part of the liberation in April, 1945, also comment. Most telling are details: Renée packing her bathing suit, Irene swallowing the diamonds her mother gave her to buy bread, Alice's memorial for her sister Klara, Bill escaping police by jumping into a line of Jews going to Buchenwald, and Tom told by a US soldier to have "all the damn bananas and oranges you can eat." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th

    To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th (1998)
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  • The Lost Children of Berlin

    The Lost Children of Berlin (1997)
    Film (Documentary, History and War) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Survivors of the Holocaust

    Survivors of the Holocaust (1996)
    TV Movie (Documentary, History and War) Producer This documentary blends personal accounts of what happened before, during and after WWII. One testimony tells of a sister sending tear-stained letters from the prison camp, while another survivor tells the story of how his father traded portions of the family's food that was being saved for the liberation march, a few slices of bread, for a Jewish prayer book in order to perform a Passover sedar and for Sabbath. Woven together with survivor testimonies, archival footage, original music, source music and survivors' personal photographs and artifacts, the documentary will show the richness of life before the war, the rise and fall of Nazi power, the liberation of the camps and life now, 50 years later, all as seen through the eyes of those who survived. Written by Anonymous

  • Out on a Limb

    Out on a Limb (1992)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

  • Three Fugitives

    Three Fugitives (1989)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her the treatment she needs. Dugan, a detective, assumes Lucas helped plan the robbery, and hence Lucas, Perry and Meg become three fugitives. Written by Rob Hartill

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