Jeff Feuerzeig directed, wrote and created from scratch The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006), which forever changed the way documentaries are made through the rare combination of high-class production values and the dismissal of a rule book. The feature film was released theatrically by Sony Picture Classics and has earned ecstatic reviews all over the world, astonishing, enchanting, and devastating audiences. For this work, Feuerzeig won the Best Director prize for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2005. His earlier films include the feature documentary Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1994) and PBS? Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions (1990).
Jeff began his career as a film editor working out of Red Car, New York before taking the helm as director. His ability to elicit compelling performances from real people, as well as his work in the realm of comedy have made his commercial work some of the most memorable. Commercial clients include IBM, Wal Mart, Budweiser, Cache Valley Cheese and One Touch.
Jeff is currently writing and directing The Bayonne Bleeder a feature narrative/documentary hybrid film about the legendary Chuck Wepner who went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali in 1975 and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky.
In addition, Jeff has completed writing God Bless Tiny Tim, a feature biopic about the legendary singer who Tiptoe?d Through the Tulips in 1968.