Jeff Stimmel

Jeff Stimmel



Mr. Stimmel’s most recent film is the critically acclaimed β€œThe Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale”. An official selection to the Los Angeles Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, and Melbourne International Film Festival; the film has recently aired on HBO and the BBC in England. It will soon be broadcast in France, Canada, Norway and Germany. The documentary just won a 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming.

Jeff Stimmel has worked in film and television production for over 15 years. He is a film graduate of The University Of Pittsburgh and has directed several films including many shorts, both narrative and non-narrative. Among his films are β€œThe McCain Family Watch” for PolitiTUDE, β€œSomebody Else’s Dream”, β€œWait Ernesto!” β€œSomebody Else’s Movie”, β€œDivinity” and the short narrative β€œAfter the World” which has recently been selected to the Vermont International Film Festival.

Before directing, Mr. Stimmel had worked for many years as a Line Producer/Production Manager for New York Times Television and Discovery Communications. In addition, he has also produced several independent features among them, β€œThe Ketchup King”, β€œThe Studio” and β€œState of the Artist”.

He is currently filming a new documentary entitled, β€œAnimal Wallpaper”, as well as developing β€œThe Art Of Failure” into a feature film.