Based in New York City, Jeff Schultz films and photographs decisive moments which tell powerful stories. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, and works in the camera department on feature films, documentaries, tv series, and commercials.
Included among his documentary subjects are Joe Namath, John Gotti Jr., Walter Iooss, and Malcolm Gladwell. Documentaries he’s contributed to are part of permanent exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the new Ellis Island Foundation's Statue of Liberty Museum.
Jeff recently worked as 1st AC and Additional Camera Operator on Last Call, starring Jeremy Piven, Taryn Manning, and Bruce Dern - in theaters and on demand March 19th from IFC Films. Other recent credits include 1st and 2nd AC on Rockaway, a comedy series which won "Best TV Pilot" at the Cinequest Film Festival 2020, Basement, a one room drama based on a play, starring Brian Krause and Rizwan Manji, and GOATs, a documentary with legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss, premiering on ESPN and ABC in March 2021.
Jeff has also worked on Half Life, a TV comedy series airing on NYC Media, produced in association with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. Other credits include Assistant Camera and Still Photographer for Kaufman Films' The Perfect Murder, as well as the A&E Biography docu-series Gotti: Godfather & Son.
Jeff Schultz contributed cinematography for a 30 second commercial promoting the Armory Foundation's college prep program. The spot runs nationally on NBC during the Millrose Games, online, and during live events at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York City.
Jeff Schultz operated camera for the popular TV commercial and web series The Unmovers by Optimum, capturing underwater footage of their epic pool party. To date, the web series has been viewed over 1 million times.
As a surf photographer, Jeff has been published in Windsurfing Magazine, Standup Journal Magazine, and Modern Luxury Beach Magazine.
"mini wave #1", 2015, jeff schultz. selected by the East End Arts Gallery in the 5th Annual National Show. Dates: August 5 – September 21, 2016. East End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, NY
"eventide", 2014, jeff schultz. selected by Robin Rice Gallery as an Artwork Winner in Fine Art Photography in the Hamptons Art Hub's open call for "Art Inspired by Water"
Jeff Schultz donates photography and video services to the Ecological Culture Initiative, a Hampton Bays, NY based non-profit group devoted to fostering a resilient, ecology-based coastal community through advocacy and education in sustainable food production, wellness, and environmental stewardship. Alarmed by the amount of plastic pollution on our beaches, food chain, water, and even air, Jeff advocates for a return to a responsible and sustainable practice of living.
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