Director of Photography
Jeff Seckendorf has been making movies and commercials since the 1980’s. Beginning his career in the 1970s as a stills photographer, he went on to direct and shoot over 1000 commercials in New York, Los Angeles and other corners of the world. He has photographed and/or directed commercials for Pepsi, Nabisco, The NYC Ballet, Saranac Beer, Kaiser Permanente, Connecticut Lottery, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and many more. His music video credits include, among others, Waylon Jennings, Ricky Van Shelton, Prairie Oyster, and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
Jeff received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his silky, black and white photography on JUDY BERLIN, the winner of the 1999 Sundance award for Best Director. The wide screen theatrical epic, FINDING HOME, received Best Cinematography awards at the Rome International Film Festival and the Tiburon Film Festivals. Jeff also did the live action photography on the video game, NEED FOR SPEED.
Recently Jeff turned his sights to documentary filmmaking, shooting and directing the 50-minute acclaimed film, “It Seems Like Magic, But It’s Science.” This film follows a group of 10 high altitude trekkers, three with Parkinson’s Disease, as they make their way to Mt. Everest Base Camp to raise funds and awareness for a cell replacement research project that could end the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Click below to watch the film: