Jeff ScherFilmmaker, Painter

Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films .. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has been screened at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. Additionally, he has created commissioned work for HBO, HBO Family, PBS, the Sundance Channel and more. Mr. Scher teaches NYU Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film & Television’s Animation program. He also writes a blog for The New York Times called “The Animated Life.” A collection of his films “Best of Times” is available as a Vook on Itunes. He has directed music videos for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and American Royalty.

I wanted to create an emotional metaphor of loss of gravity and to do it primarily with watercolored landscapes.