Jeff Springer

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Jeff Springer was born in an abandoned town in the California desert, raised in Hawaii, and educated at USC Film School. After working at a dilapidated film studio in Russia, he found himself on Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch, editing behind-the-scenes documentaries for a not-very-well-received science fiction prequel.

His first feature documentary PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA, which was narrated by indie film icon John Waters, screened at 200 film festivals worldwide, won 37 awards for Best Documentary, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel. His latest feature documentary RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE, about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana, was funded by PBS, is rated 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was featured as an answer on Jeopardy.

As a freelance cinematographer, he has worked with NBC, Discovery, Viacom/Channel 5 (UK), Arte (France), ESPN, and Sony Pictures, as well as brands such as Google, Amazon, Nike and Microsoft. He has lived in Afghanistan, Russia, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and is now based in New York.