Two women, seemingly strangers, confront one another in an old house with conflicting memories of the same dress. By turns mysterious and shocking, the film's fragile narrative begins to unravel even as the women's relationship teeters closer to truth.
Loosely inspired by Ibsen's "A Doll's House'', SPIDER VEINS is a mercurial investigation into varying levels of everyday artifice.
Starring Katey Parker, Danielle Pickard, and Jennifer Mazza-Nguyen.
Streaming online at The Bureau of Creative Works.
-2016 Sidewalk Film Festival (world premiere)
-2016 Eastern Oregon Film Festival
-2016 Adirondack Film Festival, NY
-2016 Dallas Video Festival
-2016 Way Down Film Festival, GA (*Winner*-Best Acting Ensemble)
-2017 FilmFort Festival (ID)
-2018 The Spectacle Theater, NYC
"One of the best short films of 2016. Features strong performances from Danielle Pickard and Katey Parker, and a well-executed 360 pan." -Kevin Rakestraw, FILM PULSE
“The film is deeply mysterious, not driven by any obvious linear progression and offering little in the way of closure. It instead offers an impressionistic evocation of a particular time in life — approaching the end of youth, drifting from people who were formally important to you, trying to hold on to the arts while being pressured into caving into more practical concerns.” -James Slaymaker, VAGUE VISAGES
“In his 15-minute masterpiece Spider Veins, a fallen chandelier from a theatre set catapults our introduction to star Katey Parker, who reveals nostalgic memories that trigger deep-seated wounds. Mosley’s use of dialogue is deeply intense, and masterfully powerful. In this film he is able to tap into our humanistic need to feel connected to one another on a more authentic level.” -Alexa Modugno, FRONTRUNNER MAGAZINE
"Mosley understands the variance between film and theater is that of ephemera versus permanence. To create a film that starts with a set being torn down acknowledges that distinction; Mosley is a metaphor maker with an interest in symbolism." -Lauren Smart, DALLAS OBSERVER
"Ominous. A smart meditation on acting." -Scott Macaulay, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE