RAKE FILMS produces non-fiction cinema. 

We observe the world, seek poetry in it, make movies out of it.



MO SCARPELLI // Director + Director of Photography

Mo Scarpelli is an Italian-American director and cinematographer of nonfiction cinema.

Mo's film ANBESSA, premiered at the Berlinale 2019, where it was nominated for the Crystal Bear (Generations KPlus) and the Glashütte Documentary Prize. The film went on to screen at IDFA, Human Rights Watch FF London, Hot Docs, DOC NYC and many other festivals, and broadcast with ARTE in France and ZDF in Germany.

Mo's first film FRAME BY FRAME (SXSW 2015, Hot Docs, BFI London Film Festival and 100+ other festivals) garnered 15+ jury and audience awards as well as a Cinema Eye Honors nomination. The film was acquired by TIME, Inc.

Mo is a selection of Berlinale Talents 2018, twice a recipient of Catapult Film Fund support, and has received the Speranza Female Filmmaker Award. Her documentary short work includes directing EL HARA (NYJFF 2018) and SURVIVING KENSINGTON (Vimeo Staff Pick 2017), and serving as cinematographer on films including SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT (Sundance 2016).

Mo's latest film FATHER PLAYS HIMSELF, set in Venezuela, is in post production. Meanwhile she has a new hybrid fiction-doc film in development, set in Northeast Kenya.

Connect with Mo : @moscarpelli



Caitlin Mae Burke is an Emmy-winning producer. She has produced and directed television series for Sundance Channel, Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery ID, Discovery Health, TLC, CNBC, YouTube, and ESPN. The feature length documentary films she has produced/co-produced have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam, True/False, DOC NYC, AFIDOCS, Camden International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, RIDM and BAMcinemaFest, and broadcast on ESPN and ABC.

Caitlin produced NUTS! (dir. Penny Lane, Sundance 2016) which received a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and has been nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and Cinema Eye Honors. She produced OBIT (dir. Vanessa Gould, Tribeca 2016), one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Top Ten Films of 2017” currently in theaters, distributed by Kino Lorber. Caitlin has also produced WE COULD BE KING (Tribeca 2014) which received a 2015 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary, SEX AND BROADCASTING (DOC NYC 2014), and she co-produced APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT (True/False 2014) which won the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award at CIFF 2014, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Awards, Best Debut Feature at the 2015 Cinema Eye Honors, and the 2015 Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award. Learn more about Caitlin's films here >

Connect with Caitlin : @caitlinmae


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