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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Mo Ogrodnik

Mo Ogrodnik
Associate Professor

Phone: 212 998 1482

Office: 721 Broadway 11th Floor
Office Hours: Wed. 2:00-6:00 or by appointment


Storytelling Strategies
Sight & Sound Film
Developing the Screenplay
Narrative Production
Advanced Production


Harvard University - BA
Columbia University - MFA


Mo Ogrodnik first began her filmmaking career as an AC to Kevin Rafferty and Sandi Sissel on the film, Blood in the Face, a documentary about the emergence of the KKK and the New Right. Her first film, Richard and Nicole, about a transsexual who wanted to start a woman's group in the Unitarian Church, sold to WNYC and won numerous festivals. She has produced pieces for National Geographic and their Explorer Journal series. She is the writer, director of the feature film, Ripe that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was theatrically released, and received critical acclaim. She is one of the writers of Uptown Girls, and Killer is producing her next film, Deep Powder Alpine Country Club. In development: The Don't Room, Three Loves, and The White House Gang.

Member Writer's Guild America, East