Associate professor Sharon A. Mooney earned her M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts in Photo, Video and Related Media and her B.A from Xavier University in Electronic Media. After years of experience working in commercials, television and film, she settled into post-production as her niche. In the last few years short films she has produced, directed, and edited have screened in more than 200 film festivals internationally, garnering various awards.
As a filmmaker, she works in experimental, narrative and documentary portraiture all focused on investigating desire and the human condition. Her videos and installations have screened internationally in festivals and galleries including EMAF, Antimatter, Crossroads and Athens International Film Festival. She has previously taught at institutions including the School of Visual Arts and DePaul University.
She watches a lot of TV but says it’s for ‘work.’
2019 Memory Distrust, holographic sound/video installation
2019 Oh, Poor Amy, narrative short, 17 min.
2018 The Story of Everything, narrative short, 14 min.
2018 Yellow Persona, three channel video installation, 13 min.
2014 Reunion, narrative short, 18 min.
2013 The Popcorn Kid, documentary short, 13 min.
2012 Scarlet, experimental short, 5 min.
2011 Horns. Bells. Whistles. documentary short, 27 min.
2010 There's No Reason to go back to Cincinnati, experimental short, 2 min.
2010 The Promise Land, documentary short, 6:30 min.
2009 Stone Blind, music video, 2:34 min
2009 No One Wants to Eat the Parsley, documentary short, 6 min.
2008 Automatic, experimental narrative, 30 min.
2007 13W, documentary short, 6min.
2006 Room 323, experimental short, 8 min.
2003 Car Wash, experimental short, 3 min.
2001 Where the Road Turns Dark, stop motion animation. 5 min.
The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY: M.F.A., Photo, Video and Related Media
Xavier University: B.A., Electronic Media
Areas of Expertise (8)
Industry Expertise (3)
EDITORIAL & OTHER (professional)
Bull Mountain Lookout, short, Editor
Quiver, short, Editor
Every Ghost has an Orchestra, short, Producer
Helpless, short, Editor
Hanging out with Norm Macdonald, Washington Post, Camera & Sound
Bug Bites, PBS Kids, pilot, Co-Editor
Othello, short, Editor
Zero Fade, book trailer, Camera, Editing, Effects
Blunt Force Trauma, short, Camera, Titles
Stage Three, short, Producer, Editor
Boys and Girls Club gala film, short, Editor
Wait for Amateur, music video, Editor, Effects
- University of Film and Video Association
- Avid Certified Instructor
Media Appearances (7)
Driver Lecture Series (Interview)
The News Advance print
Interview with the local paper about artist talk and installation at the Driver Lecture Series.
Cinema on the Fringe Screening and Book Talk (Event Co-Organizer)
The Loyolan online
Lewd Looks examines the little-known history of the production, reception and regulation of American sex exploitation films in the 1960s. The book narrates the sexploitation film as a site for the changing sexual expressivity of US cinema, and a locus of industrial and textual anxiety about the nature of eroticized film spectatorship. In this and other work, Gorfinkel is concerned with the historicity of the filmic sexed body, and of thinking through cinema’s investment in corporeal spectacle and its aesthetic labor.
Viva has screened at major film festivals and art spaces around the world. Biller’s work has been written about in scholarly books and journals. She is feted for her use of classic and historical film styles and genres to consider women’s experience and subjectivity, inscribing feminist codes within cinema’s aesthetic pleasures and forms.
Where are they now (Interview)
Joanie 4 Jackie online
Brief interview about involvement in the Miranda July Joanie 4 Jackie chainletter tapes. Collection acquired by the Getty Research Institute.
Grrrl in Focus: Sharon Mooney
To celebrate Women’s History Month, LMU is presenting Grrrls on Film, a free festival featuring films and music from groundbreaking female artists on March 18, 19 and 20. The event borrows its name from the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, which fused the Do-It-Yourself credo of punk with Third Wave Feminism’s call for self-determination. Loglines spoke to one of the masterminds behind the festival, SFTV’s own Clinical Assistant Professor Sharon Mooney.
GRRLS ON FILM Feminism in Focus at LMU
Argonaut Online online
Grrrls on Film — a free community festival celebrating the cinema, music and women of L.A.’s punk and Riot Grrrl scenes — stages a DIY takeover of Loyola Marymount University this weekend with a series of screenings, discussions and performances.
Two Riot Grrrl College Professors Are Doing Something Cool at LMU
LA Weekly online
“When I first moved here, I was like, ‘Where are all the punk kids?,” says Sharon Mooney, describing coming to Los Angeles to teach at Loyola Marymount University two years ago. “The first place I saw one was at the library. I saw a girl wearing an Adicts shirt and I was like, ‘OK, I gotta hang out at the library.'”
The Inbetweeness of Cinema
Alumni Spotlight article.
Event Appearances (1)
The Driver Lecture Series
The Driver Lecture Series Randolph College