Jan Welt has been a filmmaker for forty plus years, having matriculated at New York University's Masters degree in Cinema. After university, he joined forces with author Norman Mailer and edited Mailer's first film “Wild 90,” going on to photograph and edit Mailer's second and third features, “Beyond The Law (chosen for the New York Film Festival) and the notorious “Maidstone.” Subsequently, Welt photographed and edited Alan Funt's second feature film “Money Talks” for United Artists before continuing on to edit the highly successful CBS series “The New Candid Camera.”
After twenty five years of New York and Los Angeles, he moved his family to Anchorage, Alaska where he continues to make movies.
Among his feature film credits are the direction of “Silver Beach” starring Nancy Cronkite and “A Dead Heat” starring Rita Gam. As an actor, Jan appeared (briefly) in “The Werewolf of Washington” and “Florida” (at length) -- a film set in Florida but shot entirely in Alaska -- as well as co-directing the film. Joining forces with Alaskan playwright Dick Reichman, Jan subsequently produced, photographed and edited feature films of Reichman's plays "The Big One," "Bruckner's Last Finale" and, now, "The Audition."
In addition to feature films, Jan has written, produced, directed and edited over a hundred corporate films for many Fortune Magazine's top 100 American companies.
Unique traits: The anagram for Cinema is, fittingly, Iceman.
Film by Jan Welt (Drama) Editor, Cinematographer, Director A celebration of actors and their craft.
A Director Prepares
Film by Jan Welt (Documentary, Drama, History and News) Editor, Cinematographer, Director Documenting the rehearsals of playwright/director Dick Reichman's play 'THE BIG ONE - A Chronicle of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.'
Film by Sally Henderson (Documentary) Editor, Cinematographer, Self An hour documentary revealing the rage and frustration of Alaska's indigenous native people over the way they've been treated by the state's oil-patch for the last thirty years.
The Color of Gold in 3D
Film by Jan Welt Director, Producer Drawn from thousands of stereoscopic 3-D photographs taken during the Klondike gold rush, the 40 minute film THE COLOR OF GOLD in 3-D is in stereoscopic, big-screen HDTV. Written by J. Welt
The Werewolf of Washington
Film by Milton Moses Ginsberg (Comedy and Horror) Actor A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C. . . . Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Film by Allen Funt (Documentary and Comedy) Editor, Editorial department From Alan Funt, the creator of TV's "Candid Camera." The hidden camera is pointed at people dealing with money in all sorts of human and, often, hilarious circumstances.
Film by Norman Mailer (Drama) Editor, Cinematographer Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.
Film by Norman Mailer (Crime and Drama) Editor Norman Mailer's first feature filmmaking effort stars the director and his two longtime collaborators Buzz Farbar and Mickey Knox as a trio of gangsters holed up in a ramshackle New York apartment, drinking, braying, and fighting.
Beyond the Law
Film by Norman Mailer (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Editor, Cinematographer A night in a Manhattan police station.
The Doppelganger Principle
New York Univerity