Director Biographies

Marilyn Ann Moss grew up in Los Angeles and is a former film and television critic for The Hollywood Reporter and Boxoffice Magazine. She is also the author of two well-received director biographies, “Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director” (2011), and, previously, “Giant: George Stevens, A Life on Film” (2004). She is a film historian and educator who has co-curated a retrospective of Raoul Walsh’s films at The American Cinematheque in Hollywood in 2011, and who also has spoken at film retrospectives at UCLA, Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh” is her directorial debut.

Joel Bender
is an editor and director who works in Hollywood, California. He has a long-time interest in film history and was assistant to film historian William K. Everson while attending the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has worked in the film industry ever since. Most recently he directed the feature films “Karla” and “The Cursed.”