Jeff Collins grew up in upstate New York. Jeff's love for filmmaking began as a young child when he created short films in his free time. His other artistic talents include drawing and song writing. He carried his strong passion for filmmaking into cinematography classes in high school, where several of his short films were selected to various New York State film festivals. In addition, Jeff created a commercial for a Michael Jordan Brand contest to promote the brand, and the premise of his commercial was utilized for a Jordan Brand TV commercial the following year. After high school, Jeff attended the University of Arizona and Boston College where he majored in accounting. During this time, Jeff created several films for various classes (two short narratives for a spanish class and documentaries for english and marketing classes). He received A+'s on all of the projects and was advised by all of the professors to go into film. He also wrote a feature length script in college entitled,"In The End", which he hopes to translate on the big screen one day. Following college, Jeff worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers were he audited Time Warner, CBS TV Stations, and the YES Network. Jeff then went on to work at the MLB Network as a Financial Analyst and a volunteer Final Cut Editor for a year, before he finally transitioned to the finance group at HBO. After learning the business side of the industry, Jeff started his own production company, This Seems Reel Entertainment, LLC. Under this company, Jeff completed his first short film in eight years, "Let It Bleed", in the beginning of 2011. Jeff wrote, produced, directed, shot, and edited the film, which was subsequently selected to the 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival and named one of 2011's "Best Internet Videos" by Internet Video Magazine. After this success, Jeff transitioned to the Creative Production group at HBO where he now works today. Currently, Jeff is in the post-production stage for his next short film, "10 Years Later", which stars up and coming actress Katerina Mikailenko. The movie posters for the film were designed by HBO, and the film will be premiering at the HBO Theater on March 30, 2012. In addition, Jeff is also in the pre-development stages of two feature length film projects that are set to shoot in 2012. The first is entitled, "Have a Nice Day", which is based off of the New York Times #1 best seller "Have a Nice Day", which was written by the WWE superstar Mick Foley. Jeff will be the Director's Assistant on the project which will be shot in Tokyo. Lastly, Jeff will Direct the feature length film, "Duet", which he co-wrote with his good friend Kevin Connor. "Duet" will be shot in New York City in the summer of 2012. Jeff's other strong passion includes running his foundation, Another Level of Living (A.L.L), which hosts annual events that aim to raise awareness and money for various causes, and to promote a positive and healthy way of living.
Name: Jeff Collins
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter