Seattle, WA, USA
$500 - $2000
Jeremy S. Levine is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker dedicated to telling innovative, intimate, cinematic stories. As a freelance director, producer, editor, and cinematographer, he has created branded content for companies like 23andMe, Ben & Jerry's, and the Brooklyn Brewery. He has produced, shot, and edited segments for outlets like PBS NewsHour, Nat Geo, and Time Magazine. And he has worked as a freelance filmmaker for non-profits including the Dramatists Guild Fund, (RED), and the Covenant House.
Levine's films explore race, trauma, and disillusionment and seek to unearth buried tragedies and work towards the often-elusive goal of reconciliation. An Emmy award-winning filmmaker and two-time Sundance Institute fellow, his work has screened at over one hundred film festivals around the world including the Berlinale, Tribeca, and Sundance, streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sundance Now, Starz, and Hulu, broadcast nationally in nine countries, and received 18 festival awards.
His last feature documentary, For Ahkeem, is a love story set against the backdrop of the Ferguson uprising and the school-to-prison pipeline. For Ahkeem played as an official selection of over 60 film festivals where it won 10 awards, including 8 “Best Documentary Awards.” The film was named in Top 10 Lists by both Entertainment Weekly and People and was included on the “Unforgettables” List by the Cinema Eye Honors, a list that IndieWire wrote “helped to define documentary cinema in 2017.”
He recently released The Panola Project, a short film that chronicles the journey of the unstoppable Dorothy Oliver to vaccinate her rural, Black town of Panola, AL from the convenience store she runs out of a mobile home. Nearly 99% of adults in her town have received the shot in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The Panola Project was an official selection of over 35 festivals including Sundance, Hot Docs, and the DOC NYC Shortlist. The film received five Special Jury Prizes, three Audience Awards, and two Grand Jury Prizes, including the Oscar-qualifying Best Documentary Short Award at the Florida Film Festival. The film was released with The New Yorker, featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and The Last Word, and written about in over 50 publications including USA Today, The Boston Globe, Business Insider, and People.
In 2006, Levine co-founded the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective (BFC), a community of professional filmmakers dedicated to collaboration and mutual support. He is currently developing projects about a former white supremacist turned vagabond clown, a personal documentary-horror film, and a hybrid film highlighting the deep bond between two men who met in prison.
- Creative Director
- Non-Fiction Film Director
- Video Editor - Commercial
- Video Editor - Documentary
- Video Editor - News
- Field Producer
- Production Assistant
- Post-Production Manager
- Senior Producer / Project Manager
- Documentary DP
- News Shooter / Video Journalist
- Reporter / Journalist