The 32-year-old director and producer endeavours to work entirely without a budget. He is also an outspoken advocate of amateurism and, as such, has unwittingly become a cult figure for a generation of young musicians and filmmakers.
Moon is best known for his Take Aways series of more than 200 improvisational music videos shot on location around the world between 2006 and 2010. He documented bands such as Grizzly Bear, The National, Beirut, Sufjan Stevens and REM with a one-take approach. The resulting videos were uploaded to French website La Blogotheque for free global viewing.
Famously, during an interview with New York Magazine in 2010, Moon said: “About the music industry, I have no fucking idea. Frankly, I think it’s dying. I really hope that it does, in fact.”
Moon will appear at the Seymour Centre in Chippendale on January 22, where he will speak about his autodidactic photographic and film practice, creative networking and his now-nomadic existence.
The talk and accompanying Q&A session will be moderated by Amelia Tovey, a New York-based, Australian filmmaker whose own Shoot The Player series of music videos was inspired by Moon’s work.