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Sierra Ditson Moselle (born August 1, 1980), better known as Crystal Moselle, is an American filmmaker. Her debut film was The Wolfpack (2015), a documentary on the Angulo brothers. She has also made That One Day (2016) and Skate Kitchen (2018).

Crystal Moselle
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Sierra Ditson Moselle

(1980-08-01) August 1, 1980 (age 38)
EducationSchool of Visual Arts
Years active2002–present


Early lifeEdit

Born Sierra Ditson Moselle, in San Francisco, she attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, graduating in 1998.[1][2] She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.[3]


In 2010 Moselle was walking around New York City, where she worked and lived, when she was struck by six brothers with an unusual appearance. Introducing herself to them she began bonding over their shared love of movies. She began filming them and after a year learned that they had spent the majority of their lives stuck in a small four bedroom apartment due to their abusive father's paranoia of the outside world.[4] Moselle completed her documentary on the brothers, entitled The Wolfpack in 2015. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize.[5]

In 2016 Moselle was approached by Miu Miu to direct a short for their Women's Tales series in which female directors were given carte blanche to make short films as long as they featured Miu Miu clothing. Moselle, who had been collaborating with teenage skater girls she had met in a park, decided to film them for her short That One Day.[6] The short premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[7]

Moselle used many of the same actors she filmed for That One Day in her 2018 film Skate Kitchen. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[8]



  1. ^ Blair, Doniphan. "Leader of the Wolfpack Revealed". cineSOURCE. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ 2018 Alumni Directory. Mill Valley, California: Tamalpais High School Alumni Association. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (January 25, 2015). "Their life imitates the movies, literally". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Riley, Jenelle. "'The Wolfpack' Family and Their Dark Secret: Q&A With Director Crystal Moselle". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "VICE Meets Crystal Moselle, Director of 'The Wolfpack'". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Anderson, Kristin. "The Wolfpack's Director Unites New York's Coolest All-Girl Skate Crew With Miu Miu". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Reddinger, Paige. "Crystal Moselle Debuts Short Film for Miu Miu's "Women's Tales"". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Barker, Andrew. "Sundance Film Review: 'Skate Kitchen'". Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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