She is also known for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize award winning documentary, “The Wolfpack.” In the last decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice and The New York Times, where she created a series called “Something Big, Something Small,” featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Moselle’s Sundance film ”Skate Kitchen” was distributed by Magnolia. Most recently she directed a documentary short series for National Geographic entitled “Our Dream of Water” about women dealing with water crisis in Haiti, Peru and Kenya.
Now titled "Betty," the series is set against the backdrop of New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding. HBO has given the half-hour show a six episode order. Development on the series was originally announced in December. Production is currently underway in New York.
Moselle is repped by UTA and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Arfin is repped by Artists-First Management, and Ginsburg Daniels.” />
Lovelace, also a Skate Kitchen member in real life, has appeared in "That One Day" and in the Facebook Watch series "Strangers." She has modeled for G-star Raw, Nike, Adidas, and for Target and Walmart campaigns. She is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Granderson Des Rochers LLP.
Vinberg's other roles include the short film "That One Day," which was also inspired by the real-life Skate Kitchen, of which Rachelle is a founding member. She is repped by ICM, Untitled Entertainment, and Granderson Des Rochers LLP She has also modeled for Free People, Old Navy, Adidas, Target, Nike, and Volcom.
Moonbear is also a Skate Kitchen member who starred in "That One Day." She has modeled for Reebok, Target, Walmart and for an Apple print shoot. She is repped by Anti-Agency, Untitled Entertainment, and Granderson Des Rochers LLP.
Prior to her career in television, Lesley was the author of the Vice Magazine column “Dear Diary.” She was also editor-in-chief of Missbehave, a women’s magazine based in Brooklyn. The show ran for three seasons. Arfin co-created the Netflix series “Love” along with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust. Her other TV credits include “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “Awkward,” and being on the original writing staff of HBO’s “Girls”.
"Skate Kitchen" stars Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran, Moonbear, Dede Lovelace, and Ajani Russell will star in the series, reprising their roles from the film. Arfin Material and Untitled Entertainment will produce for HBO. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment and Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features will co-executive produce. Crystal Moselle, who directed and co-wrote "Skate Kitchen," will write, direct, and executive produce "Betty." Lesley Arfin will also write and executive produce. Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg will also executive produce, with Isabella Tzenkova of Kotva Films and Lizzie Nastro producing.
Russell, another Skate Kitchen member, appeared in "That One Day" and in modeling campaigns for Versace, Yeezy Season 3, Nordstrom, Wet n Wild, and Nike. She is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Granderson Des Rochers LLP.
HBO has given a series order to a comedy series based on the film "Skate Kitchen."
She is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. She also organizes girls' skate clinics to encourage other women to start skating. Moran also appeared in "That One Day" and is also a founding member of Skate Kitchen. She is an activist and spoke at TEDxTeen about being a woman in skateboarding.

After "The Wolfpack" which revolved around six brothers who lived confined in a New York housing project, Moselle continued to work with non-professionals for "Skate Kitchen," leading them to deliver performances that felt completely authentic. "I'm obsessed with authentic realism and when I work with non-actors I feel that I can make them virgins of themselves," said Moselle, who is based in New York.
Moselle is also developing a high-profile TV series and a documentary which she teased as being "about the future but set now."
For her next feature, Mozaffari, who is half Iranian and half Canadian, will be tackling her dual identity. "I want to touch on my experience as a half Iranian teenage girl growing up in Toronto," said Mozaffari.
"I like that age because there is an inherent conflict," she added. The director said she was interested in making films exploring "the intersection of race, gender and sexuality." Like "Firecrackers," her project will portray teenagers.
Although "Firecrackers" is not directly inspired by her life, Mozaffari said the film was "grounded in something that's real" and reflects the "overt oppression" and "internalized misogyny" that many women experience.
"My dad was a crazy hippie," said Moselle, who is a San Francisco native. The project, which she has started writing with her father, takes place in the '70s in the Bay Area and is set in the hippie community. Moselle, who has her hands full with exciting projects, said her next feature — which is in early development — will take her into a new direction (not only geographically) and will likely be headlined by well-known actors.
"Firecrackers" director Jasmin Mozaffari and "Skate Kitchen" helmer Crystal Moselle, who won Stockholm Film Festival's best film and debut, respectively, sat with Variety after the awards ceremony on Friday to discuss their next projects.
Other Stockholm festival winners included Lebanese helmer Nadine Labaki who picked up the best screenplay prize with "Caparnaum"; German filmmaker Eva Trobisch who won best director with "All Good"; and Brazilian writer-director Beatriz Seigner who won the Impact Award with “Los Silencios.”” /> Moselle and Mozaffari were two of the many women who nabbed awards at this year's Stockholm Film Festival, which is headed by Git Scheynius.
The timely coming-of-age drama follows two best friends who plot a revenge against an abusive ex who violated one of them and cross a point of no return. Another promising North American helmer, Mozaffari made her feature debut with "Firecrackers," which world premiered at Toronto and won Stockholm Festival's best film and best actress for Michaela Kurimsky.
Moselle is an up-and-coming filmmaker who already boasts an impressive track record, having won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize with her 2015 documentary "The Wolfpack," and this year's Sundance Audience Prize with her narrative debut "Skate Kitchen," a vibrant, naturalistic portrait of an all-female, multiracial skater crew in Manhattan's Lower East Side.