Founded in 1999, Mosaic Films Incorporated has produced, co-produced, and developed the documentary projects of director Aaron Woolf, including King Corn, Greener Grass, and Dying to Leave, while helping to nurture the work of emerging filmmakers like Ian Cheney, Taylor Krauss, Charlie Hoxie, Flor Salcedo, Edward Ellis
and Jessica Pilot.
The work has mainly focused on long-form documentaries that look into the human consequences of government policy. Each Mosaic Films project strives to develop a unique and innovative style, derived from the subject at hand. Music is composed from ‘found sounds’ on location and visuals employ a mosaic of formats: thoughtful graphics; super 8 grain; animated still images; and stop-motion modeling.
Mosaic Films projects have been supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Kresge Foundation; The Kellogg Foundation, ITVS and CPB and have won Peabody, Rockie and Logie awards. Mosaic Film’s documentaries have been released theatrically in the United States and abroad and television outlets have included PBS, RAI, ARTE, SBS, Discovery and the Sundance Channel.
The company has also produced long- and short-form pieces for such diverse entities as thirteen/WNET, United and American Airlines, and Tom’s of Maine.
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Aaron Gwin Woolf: Brief Bio.
Aaron Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy. On the lecture circuit, he has spoken extensively on policy issues ranging from immigration to agriculture to rebuilding America's infrastructure.
Woolf is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, King Corn, his sixth feature documentary, for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. His work has been released theatrically in the US, Europe and Japan and broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, and numerous international networks including RAI, ARTE, and SBS.
In 2000, Woolf directed Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball, and the United States, a WNET-ITVS co-production that received a Banff Rockie Award. In 2003, he directed Dying to Leave: The Global Face of Human Trafficking and Smuggling, which won an Australian Emmy Logie Award for best documentary series, aired as a two-hour special on the PBS series Wide Angle, and has been screened at the State Department and the United Nations.
Woolf has presented work and spoken at numerous institutions including Stanford University, Yale, UCLA, the CDC, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Invited by United States Embassies abroad, he has presented work and conducted workshops in Colombia, Venezuela and Algeria.
He is the founder of Mosaic Films Incorporated and has recently completed another PBS special, Beyond the Motor City, which focuses on the city of Detroit, and the struggle to modernize transit in the nation's automotive heartland. The film was broadcast as part of the Blueprint America series on American infrastructure. In 2010, Woolf toured the country supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, speaking about the future of America’s transportation infrastructure.
In 2007 he opened Urban Rustic, a Brooklyn NY grocery specializing in locally sourced and organic foods. He divides his time between New York City and Elizabethtown, NY.