I've directed or produced several documentary films. (And btw, my next documentary will be coming in 2020. It's called "Lily Topples The World." More on that another time).
THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET, my most recent documentary, was released widely with Greenwich Entertainment. It debuted in theaters to wide acclaim in November 2018 and played for 5 months in movie theaters. It has now played in over 70 cities across the US and Canada and currently sits at 100% on RottenTomatoes.
Germany/Austria - "New York - Die Welt vor Deinen Füssen" is coming to theaters on March 12, 2020
Keep tabs on this page for more information on our German release.
Previously, I made the documentary MAGICAL UNIVERSE. The film is about a reclusive and eccentric 88-year old outsider artist who became my close friend for over a decade. The film won several film festival awards and subsequently was released theatrically by IFC Films in nearly 20 cities in Winter 2014/2015.
The documentary was a Los Angeles Times and Village Voice Critic's Pick and was selected by the New York Times as recommended watching when it debuted on Netflix in 2015. You can now find it everywhere! — iTunes, Amazon Instant, IFC Unlimited, and special edition DVD. In 2016, Magical Universe was featured at the Louvre as part of the Barbie exhibit at the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs.
More stuff: I made the feature documentary WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM? It premiered at AFI Film Festival, won Best Doc at Slamdance, aired on PBS's documentary series POV, is available on Special Edition DVD and was recently spotted on FilmStruck (R.I.P.) Get it on Netflix DVD tonight!
I am the producer of TRUE NEW YORK, a documentary anthology film that was the top-selling "Short Film" on iTunes in Spring 2019. One of the films featured in True New York is my own ONE TRACK MIND, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on PBS. (Fun fact: I also edited a book on the same subject called One-Track Mind: Drawing The New York Subway. The book was the recipient of a 2019 New York City Book Award. Find it everywhere books are sold. Makes a great gift. Only $23 on Amazon!)
I've also directed a couple narrative shorts, including this comedy Claire Makes It Big. It won several festival awards, was short-listed for an Oscar (Best Short) and is in frequent rotation on Direct TV's ShortsHD Channel and on Shorts.TV. Check your local listings!
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I am the Supervising Editor, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of WHEELHOUSE CREATIVE. We create many movie trailers, featurettes, tribute montages, and fundraising pieces for our many clients.
Prior to launching Wheelhouse, I edited trailers to some big Hollywood movies, studio franchises, Oscar-winning films, and TV series. I've edited montages for the Oscars. I've edited Bar Mitzvah videos. I’ve edited feature docs. I’ve edit-doctored narrative features. I edited my friend's kickstarter video for his slurpee machine (it didn't get funded). I’ve been nom’d twice for an Emmy for editing. I've won Key Arts and Golden Trailer Awards for editing. (Fun fact: I've edited the trailers to six films that have won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.)
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I speak regularly about editing, cinematic storytelling, documentary filmmaking, and of course trailers. I have been a guest lecturer or visiting instructor at Columbia University Journalism School, NYU Journalism, Montclair State, SUNY Purchase, Rollins College, City College of New York, LIU Brooklyn, SVA, The College of New Jersey, Urban Arts (for NYC high schools), the NY Film Video Council, DCTV. In 2017, I led a filmmaking/editing workshop at the Kranjska Gora Film Festival (Slovenia) and was a Special Visiting Guest Lecturer for ChileDoc in Santiago. In 2018, I joined the faculty of Manhattan College in the film/communication department. (Go Jaspers). I also have frequently been invited to be a moderator or juror at major film festivals and industry events.
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