Jeffrey Saunders, 2017 Festival Guest

Mr. Saunders is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. He founded CinemaCapital in 1998, a production company based in New York City focused on realizing visual content from feature films to interactive programming. After a short-lived career as a professional soccer player, he got his start in film in 1993.

Since then, Mr. Saunders has directed and produced fiction films, non-fiction films, series, commercials and Industrials as well as working with Fortune 500 companies on their brand strategies. His films have been selected at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, SWSX, IDFA and Thessaloniki Film Festival to name a few and acquired by distributors and broadcasters including Sundance, ARTE, PBS, Film Movement, etc. His feature film Goal Dreams was selected as one of the top 10 ‘Movies That Matter’ by Amnesty International in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Saunders produced the feature fiction film A NY Thing starring Greta Gerwig and Jonathan Zaccaї. ALL RISE is his latest film.