Jeremy Workman


Jeremy Workman




Jeremy Workman is the director of the documentaries LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD (Discovery), DECIDING VOTE (Oscar-shortlisted Best Documentary Short), THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET (Greenwich Entertainment / Kino Lorber), MAGICAL UNIVERSE (IFC Films), and the current festival standout SECRET MALL APARTMENT (World Premiere SXSW 2024; Executive Produced by Jesse Eisenberg).

Jeremy’s documentaries have played at prestigious film festivals and been released in theaters and on TV across the globe. He has been praised for creating his own genre of uniquely cinematic character portraits that bring you deep inside extraordinary worlds.

Lily Topples The World won the Jury Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and soon became a high-profile acquisition by Discovery.  Executive Produced by actress Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Raya & The Last Dragon), Lily Topples The World  can now be streamed on MAX and Discovery+Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes, the film was also a two-time Cinema Eye Honors nominee, including for the Audience Choice Award.

The World Before Your Feet was released theatrically in nearly 100 global cities during 2019, played in theaters for nearly 6 months, and currently stands at 100% on RottenTomatoes. It was the first film EP'd by actor Jesse Eisenberg.  A special edition BluRay/DVD was released through Fox Lorber. 

Jeremy's short documentary Deciding Vote (co-directed with Rob Lyons) premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won multiple film festival awards, before being acquired by The New Yorker for a wide release.  It was shortlisted for the 96th Academy Awards in the Documentary Short Film category. 

Previously, Jeremy's 2014 documentary Magical Universe - about outsider artist Al Carbee - was released theatrically by IFC Films. the documentary won several film festival awards, was a Los Angeles Times “Critic's Pick” and was cited by The New York Times as "recommended watching" when it debuted on Netflix in 2015.  His debut documentary Who Is Henry Jaglom? premiered at the AFI Film Festival and was subsequently broadcast on POV, Showtime, and the Sundance Channel. 

Additionally, Jeremy is widely known in the indie community as the Creative Director of WHEELHOUSE CREATIVE. In this capacity, he has overseen many movie trailers, featurettes, tribute montages, and fundraising sizzles for a flurry of distributor and producer clients.   As an editor, Jeremy himself has edited nearly 100 theatrical trailers, including those for many essential indie, foreign, and documentary films of our times. Additionally, Jeremy has edited multiple Oscar montages, Lifetime Achievements tributes, and In Memoriams. He has been nom’d twice for Emmys and won multiple Key Arts and Golden Trailer Awards.

Jeremy lectures regularly about editing, cinematic storytelling, and documentary filmmaking. He has been a guest lecturer or master class speaker at Columbia University Journalism School, NYU News & Documentary School, Montclair State, SUNY Purchase, Rollins College, Carthage College, LIU Brooklyn, SVA, DCTV, and is a two-time Special Visiting Guest Lecturer for ChileDoc in Santiago, Chile. Finally, Jeremy has often been invited to serve on film festival juries or moderate industry events.

more info at wikipedia or IMDB or Letterboxd
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Representation: Rachel Garfield, UTA

Distribution contacts:
Secret Mall Apartment
Submarine, Josh Braun
Deciding Vote
The New Yorker, Paul Moakley
Collective Eye (Education), James-Michael Boyer
Lily Topples The World
Discovery / MAX, Michelle DiMartino
The World Before Your Feet
Greenwich Entertainment, Ed Arentz, Andy Bohn
International: Film Sales Company, Carylanna Taylor
Magical Universe
IFC Films, Danielle Freiberg



World Premiere SXSW 2024
Official Selection Hot Docs
Winner Standing Up Award Cleveland Film Festival
Winner Grand Jury Prize IFFBoston
Winner Audience Award IFFBoston


"Remarkable.... A dazzling doc that's a kiss-off to gentrification."
-The Daily Beast

"Impossibly compelling... Has the tension and fun of a crime caper."
-Paste Magazine

From Director/Producer Jeremy Workman and
Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg
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(short, 2023)
Oscar-shortlisted Best Documentary Short
Watch on The New Yorker 

DOC NYC Short List
Cinema Eye Honors Short Lists
 World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2023


(2021, a Discovery Original)
 Watch on MAX or Discovery+

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RottenTomatoes Certified Fresh
Winner Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary - SXSW
Deadline Acquisition Announcement


(2019, Greenwich Ent / Kino Lorber)
From Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg
Watch on Amazon Prime or Roku or Tubi and several others

100% on RottenTomatoes
Variety Acquisition Announcement

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THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET was released in theaters to wide acclaim in 2018/2019 and played for nearly 6 months in movie theaters
across the US and Canada, screening in over 75 US cities. 
"3 Great Documentaries To Stream" –NYTimes 10/01/23

Watch on several streaming sites.
Or get the Special Edition DVD from Kino Lorber.

Germany/Austria - "New York - Die Welt vor Deinen Füssen"
German release, including our Special Edition BluRay with tons of extras!

Australia - Find it on DocPlay
Read massive 2022 article about Matt in Sydney Morning Herald



(2015, IFC Films)
Watch on Amazon Prime or Roku or Tubi and several others
"Strange and beautiful" –Filmmaker Magazine


Magical Universe  was a Los Angeles Times  Critic's Pick and was cited by the New York Times as recommended watching when it debuted on Netflix.


a few other odds and ends lurking in the back of the drawer...
Watch it tonight! (99¢ on iTunes!)

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ONE TRACK MIND premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on PBS. It is part of the DVD anthology film True New York  from First Run Features.
 (Jeremy also edited a book on the same subject called One-Track Mind: Drawing The New York Subway. The book won a 2019 New York City Book Award)

Watch it tonight!


WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM? premiered at AFI Film Festival, won Best Doc at Slamdance, aired on PBS's series POV, is available on Special Edition DVD

Finally, Jeremy has produced two ESPN 30for30 documentaries:
Kid Danny and The Great Trade Robbery