After graduating from Vanderbilt University (BA, Spanish), Jeff Prugh earned an MFA from the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts, where his thesis film, “THOMAS IN BLOOM” (2006), played in over 20 film festivals worldwide, garnering multiple awards.
Since that time, Jeff has produced and directed two award-winning feature films. The first, “LEAVE OF ABSENCE” (2013), World Premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and is now available on VOD. The second, “THE CARETAKER” (2016), is now available on iTunes, Amazon and more, courtesy of Level 33 Entertainment and Recreation Media.
Jeff’s other credits include producing “THE HUSTLER” for Crackle, producing, directing and editing various short films, music videos and promotional pieces, and working for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Currently, Jeff is shooting “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL”, a documentary on the process of aging, and developing “WHAT THE EYES CAN’T SEE”, a drama about blindness and guide dogs, both films under his Step Off Grandpa Productions.
Jeff loves soccer, speaks Spanish fluently, and is a licensed realtor in California and New York. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, baby daughter, and Labrador Retriever.
Name: Jeff Prugh
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Step Off Grandpa Productions
Occupation: Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter
Film (Thriller and Horror) Producer A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family's past.
Leave of Absence
Film by Jason Thompson (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Cinematographer After an uninspired waiter receives a one-month medical leave of absence, his girlfriend gives him those thirty days to figure out his life.
Film (short) by Jeff Prugh (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Cinematographer Just when Kent and Haleigh realize they are being followed through the desert, they run out of gas.
Film by Martin Bergman (Comedy) Production manager A Thanksgiving comedy that proves blood is thicker than gravy as a family deals with change over three Thanksgivings spent at the California beach. Three adult children respond to their father re-marrying a much younger woman as America and the world respond to the tumultuous2008 economic upheaval. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Jeff Prugh (Drama and Romance) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer Three Los Angeles-based couples discuss the idea of swinging.
Film (short) by Patrick Stump (Comedy) Producer A tale of love, art, and wading through all of life's bulls*!t. "That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger"...yeah, right. Join Eugene as he searches for truth, integrity, and a blueberry milkshake.
Television (Comedy) Producer
Pocket Full of Gold
Film (short) by Jeff Prugh (Thriller) Director, Editor Ollie and Abby have a beautiful marriage. But within every couple's happiness lies a sleeping demon, and Ollie is wavering on the edge: 5 years of marriage; 1 year of sobriety; 1 weekend apart; What could possibly go wrong? At 11:34pm, Abby will find out. The following morning, so will Ollie. Written by Jeremy Robinson
Film by Charlie Levi (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Katherine is a typical teenager. Today's her funeral. The four adults in her life have a lot on their mind - and it's not all about Katherine either. With a frankness that's strikingly disarming as well as frequently self-serving, the grown-ups struggle with being... well... grown-up.
Thomas in Bloom
Film (short) by Jeff Prugh (Drama) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer A prodigious and introverted seven-year-old boy devises a clever way to talk to his ailing Grandma only days before her death.
Film (short) by Rikki Jarrett (Comedy) Production manager It's the last day of the summer at Camp Seneca and all the kids have gone home. As the rest of the counselors eagerly prepare for the staff banquet, Jasmine can't pack her bags fast enough. She has spent the summer pining for Nelson, who barely knows she exists. Despite her friends' efforts to cheer her up, Jasmine ends up alone and feeling sorry for herself while everyone else is having the time of their lives. But the night is full of surprises, and an unexpected encounter with an old friend helps Jasmine forget her disappointments and rediscover her love of camp. Written by Rikki Jarrett
Film (short) by Jesse Wheeler (Comedy and Crime) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Film (short) by Jesse Eisenhardt (Horror) Producer On a cross-country road trip, three college graduates choose to stay the night in an abandoned cabin only to find that, in the middle of nowhere, they are not alone.
"Director's Choice", Indie Horror Film Festival - "Portend"
"Best Supporting Actress", Indie Horror Film Festival - "Portend"
"Best Sound", Indie Horror Film Festival - "Portend"
"Best Supporting Actor", FANtastic Horror Film Festival - "Portend"
"Best Dramatic Short", DIY Film Festival - "Thomas In Bloom"
"Best Family Short", Garden State Film Festival - "Thomas In Bloom"
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)