Ramaa Mosley Bio

At the age of 13 years old, Ramaa Mosley began looking for (and found) her first mentor to teach her how to be a film director. By 16 years old she had made her first commercial and her first film, the documentary We Can Make a Difference, about global pollution’s effect on children.

The doc was screened around the world and went on to win a United Nations’ Global 500 Award in Geneva, Switzerland. That same year, Ramaa enrolled at Bennington College in Vermont, where she studied theater, literature and photography.

Upon graduating in 1997 Ramaa was hired by the Dutch government to direct a documentary on the Aymara Indians of Bolivia. Within months, at the age of 21 years old, Ramaa was directing music videos and then award winning national and international commercials for clients such as Adidas and Powerade.

Most recently Ramaa has directed commercials for ESPN, Levi’s and Nike. Ramaa won best director at the First Glance Film Festival for her short film “Grace”. In 2011 she won the Audience Choice Award at Dance Camera West for her short film “In Dreams I Run Wild”. This fall, Ramaa directed the Afghanistan segment of 10×10’s feature film “Girl Rising”. Ramaa’s feature film directing debut “The Brass Teapot”, a magical comedy starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in theaters April 5th, distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Ramaa most recently co-wrote and directed the feature film “Tatterdemalion” which was shot on location in the Ozarks and is currently in post production.

Ramaa is creative director of Adolescent; she mentors all of the directors and curates the roster, working with each individual to develop and hone their point of view and skill. Ramaa is on conference calls with agency creatives, present in PPMs and on set when needed to guarantee each project’s success. Watch the Ted Talk that Ramaa gave on “The Power of Adolescent Directors”