Former Clevelander to be honored for movie
by Paisley Boston
Oct 25, 2013 | 3090 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland native and Delta State University alumnus John Mosetich has been nominated by the Mississippi International Film Festival to receive an award for his outstanding work in the movie “Forrest Greene.”

The film is based on the many characters of the town of Forrest Greene who fight to become better people while slowly slipping away into a dark underworld. It is based on a spiritual fight for independence and dependence.

The movie is to be shown in Jackson At the Mississippi International Film Festival, which takes place this weekend.

According to Mosetich, just getting in the festival is an incredible honor.

Although this is a huge honor, he is no stranger to the film industry.

Mosetich has written and directed several films and he has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

"Acting is a crazy life. It's not the most stable life. You don't usually go to college to become a director. You go to college to do something more sensible. It can be very shaky, "said Mosetich.

Mosetich has played in over 20 independent films and recently won an award for his script titled “1,954” from the Los Angeles International Film Festival of Hollywood.

"’1,954’ is a story about my nephew who passed away in Iraq. It was a story of his life and several other soldier lives. It received some recognition for the story that it tells," said Mosetich.

"Every time I write a script, I learn more and more. Same as in business, anytime you start a product line, you find out what worked well and what did not work."

He has also gotten national distribution for his film titled “Murder University.”

"This movie is a thriller, comedy and murder movie where I play the ‘dumb cop.’”

Mosetich said he was inspired to pursue a career in the film industry after composing a short film titled “Nightmare,” while he was attending Cleveland High School.

He composed “Nightmare” along side actor David Dallas, who also stars in Mosetich's “Forrest Greene.”

"It was truly an honor to have worked with such a talented individual. It had been 30 years since I had worked with John and when he called me and asked me about doing the movie, I was ecstatic. I think that John does amazing work," said Dallas.

Currently, Mosetich owns a production company in Walpole, Mass., where he produces short films and does independent photography.

For more information about Mosetich and to see trailers of some of his short films, visit