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SPECTRAL TRANSMISSIONS is a cinema, stage, and audio project that invites writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians to reimagine the ghost story as a tool for addressing the issues of the contemporary world. Spectral Transmissions is directed by acclaimed filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher with a musical score by Michael Palmieri and stage production by Aaron Rosenblum.

Portions of Spectral Transmissions have been presented at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the First Look Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image New York, the True/False Film Festival, the Overlook Horror Film Festival, The Portland International Film Festival, Pop-Up Magazine, and the Risk/Reward Performance Festival. 

Directed and Produced by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Original Music Scored and Performed by Michael Palmieri

Curated by Donal Mosher 

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher are a collaborative filmmaking/multimedia team. Their first feature as directors OCTOBER COUNTRY won the Grand Jury Prize at Silverdocs, received two Cinema Eye Honors, and was nominated for a 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. The film is a haunting portrait of American poverty, described by A.O. Scott as a “Joyce Carol Oates novel rendered as a documentary.” Their most recent feature film THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, was released theatrically by Kino Lorber, and broadcast on POV in 2020.  Palmieri and Mosher have worked in live cinema, performing at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the First Look Festival at the Museum Of The Moving Image as well as collaborating with Daniel Lanois, Lonnie Hollie, Pop-Up Magazine, and others. They score their own films and perform their soundtracks  as live accompaniments. Palmieri’s music video director credits includes work for Sharon Van Etten, Beck, The Strokes, The Foo Fighters and many others. Mosher's writing can be found at Failed States Journal, Talk House, and other publications.  


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