Moonpix An independent documentary production company1-775-560-3326

Project Moonshine is a non-profit organization designed to teach filmmaking skills to students by providing opportunities to document important events happening in their community. Started in 2006, by Moonpix founder, Michael Albright, Project Moonshine has made projects on a variety of subjects including, Sonic Youth, Califone, Tour de Nez, Artown, Nevada Beekeepers, Orchestra Baobab, and Dada Motel. Although Project Moonshine is not exclusively based in Reno, Nevada, most of their projects focus on events happening in Northern Nevada.

In November, 2008, Project Moonshine was invited to the  Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece to work with students at Aristotle University on a documentary on Orchestra Baobab, a world renown and highly prolific, Senegalese band.

Over the years, with the help of a wonderful staff and several moonshine alumni, Project Moonshine has flourished as an arts organization that combines a fresh approach to education, documentary production and civic engagement.  Although Albright is currently working on several projects for Moonpix and pursuing a PhD in film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he continues to run Project Moonshine every summer.

Photo: David Pomernaz (Charlie Hayes shooting Sonic Youth’s performance at the Grand Sierra in Reno, NV)