Jeremy Martin Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker who loves filmmaking, storytelling, entertaining and making people laugh. His last film Riff Raf, about a jazz musician who accidentally ends up in a classical orchestra, won the Lou Costello Award for Best Comedy Short at the 12th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ and the Special Jury Mention Award at the Boston Student Film Festival. Recently Catherine Clinch, reporter for Studio System News, picked up Riff Raf and featured Jeremy in an article titled, “Five Directors To Discover Online.” Jeremy’s resume includes shadowing directors on NBC’s Growing Up Fisher, CBS’s Vegas starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis and made for TV movies on Hallmark.
Jeremy has been working in the exciting world of Hollywood filmmaking ever since he graduating from Emerson College. Since moving to Los Angeles he has been working in the camera department side by side with incredibly talented directors and directors of photography. His first gig was with the YES Network as a camera operator on two TV shows featuring the New York Yankees and NY Giants. More recently, he has been working camera on feature films that have aired on Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and Pixl TV. This past summer he traveled all over North America as part of Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush, which was a thrilling adventure!
Many storytellers and comedic writers have inspired him throughout his career as a filmmaker but none more than Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry David. He admires South Park for the show’s ability to seamlessly create ridiculously entertaining stories while slipping in well thought-out and honest criticisms of society. Jeremy has always been inspired by the works of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David ever since he was in high school because they are the best at making intertwining stories pay off with a big laugh. Also he admires the fast-paced scripts from Seinfeld. Scenes were quick and to the point. The humor is real and based on character development. More importantly there were no dumb jokes that talked down to the audience. All these things and more have inspired Jeremy’s work.
Today, Jeremy is creating new narratives and pitches to one day direct.