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SC Arts Commission 2014 Media Production Fellow

Jeff Sumerel

 

photo of Jeff Sumerel, winner of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 2014 media production fellowshipUsing traditional and non-traditional methods of production and collaboration, Jeff Sumerel of Greenville cultivates one-of-a-kind works that foster audiences sharing a compelling , memorable and entertaining experience. Sumerel first assesses the intent and needs of the project and its target audience. From there he strives to achieve the most desired results for the project by determining an appropriate format and genre, which may be film, stage, multi-media, documentary, narrative, comedy, drama, or a combination of these.

 

Sumerel’s works include To My Great Chagrin, a feature-length documentary that was selected for premiere at opening night of the Museum of Modern Art’s Fortnight Documentary Series; Vision Problems, a half-hour narrative that was a first place winner at the Baltimore Film & Video Festival; and Kudzilla, a feature-length, multi-media social satire.

 

Sumerel’s award-winning original works have been presented at numerous theaters, museums, parks and universities, from New York to Los Angeles, to Schwerin, Germany to Warsaw, Poland, including The Museum of Modern Art, Toronto Fringe Festival, The Silent Movie Theater, the International Public Television Conference (INPUT), Piccolo Spoleto USA Arts Festival and The Center for Puppetry Arts.