Appleseed Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based independent film production company founded in 2006 by Ben Moses and Lynne Moses.
Ben Moses – Ben Moses’ extensive production background includes shows that have garnered numerous Emmys and an Oscar nomination. Since co-founding Appleseed Entertainment in 2006, he has produced or executive produced the company’s narrative films and has taken the lead on the company’s documentary films, which he has written, directed and produced.
Best known as the creator and co-producer of Disney/Touchstone’s megahit Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams, he also associate produced ITC/Orion’s Without a Clue starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley; produced and directed RCA/Columbia’s Nickel & Dime (Wallace Shawn, C. Thomas Howell); produced Hope Ranch (Bruce Boxleitner, Lorenzo Lamas, Gail O’Grady) for Discovery Networks and executive produced Cupid’s Prey (Joanna Pacula, Jack Wagner) for Daybreak Pacific.
Prior to his move into features, Ben produced and directed a string of Emmy-award winning broadcast documentaries, delivering thought-provoking and emotionally gripping programming on subjects ranging from hunger in America to euthanasia.
Lynne Moses – Since co-founding Appleseed Entertainment, Lynne has produced or executive produced the company’s documentaries and has taken the lead on the company’s narrative films, which include short films and writing and developing feature screenplays, both for Appleseed and for clients, such as the French film production company Bonne Pioche (March of the Penguins).
Lynne’s narrative credits prior to forming Appleseed include the feature Cupid’s Prey (Joanna Pacula, Jack Wagner) by Daybreak Pacific (original screenplay); the TV movie Hope Ranch (Bruce Boxleitner, Lorenzo Lamas, Gail O’Grady) for Discovery Networks Animal Planet (hired to do page one re-write) and co-producer of the independent feature Cruel But Necessary, with writer/lead actress Wendel Meldrum and director Saul Rubinek. She also wrote, produced and directed the short film Mothers Be Good and directed the student short One Line, written by and starring Aram Rappaport.
Ben and Lynne are currently in production on “I am a Ukrainian”, a documentary based on a 2-minute video of the same name that went viral on YouTube. In the film, Ukrainian Yulia Marushevska makes an impassioned plea to support the protestors on the Maidan, in the heart of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, in their struggle for freedom and true democracy.