About

Filmmaker

Misanthrope

Hello. My name is Jeffrey Stoltzfus. (fus sounds like foos)

I’m a filmmaker.

I was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—located about an hour west of Philadelphia. It’s popular for its large Amish community. I’m not Amish but my great grandfather was. Until one day when I assume he said, “Come on, man. Don’t jive me,” then ripped the beard from his chin and strutted out the door with a Shaft-like swagger as doves scattered to the sky in slow motion. Now I’m able to enjoy the benefits of electricity. And I gotta say, it’s pretty fantastic.

I grew up writing comic books and short stories. At fourteen I wrote my first screenplay.

I attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia for video/film production. After which I landed  a job in live television news; which was equal parts depressing and fun.

I wrote, produced, and directed over a dozen short films and two independent feature-length films.

I spent the better part of a decade living in Los Angeles where I studied screenwriting and worked on movies, television shows, music videos, commercials, consulted for Hollywood royalty, and held a variety of other positions including editor, storyboard artist, and writer’s consultant.

These days I do my writing and coffee drinking in the suburbs of Washington D.C.


Acclaim:

2nd round in the Austin Film Festival

Finalist in the 5th Annual Fox Comedy Script Contest

Winner of Best Feature Film, Project Twenty1 Filmathon

Winner of Best Feature Film, Big Bang Film Festival


Favorites:

Movies:  The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poet’s Society, Jaws

TV:  Breaking Bad

Other:  NFL Football, Foo Fighters, Turkey Hill Iced Tea

Hobbies:  Photography, Woodworking

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