Jeffrey Seth Colen came to the documentary film program at Stanford after spending five years in China and Germany, mostly working in film production. He will be pursuing documentary producing and is interested in good nonfiction film stories spanning many topics. He is passionate about documentaries that have wide appeal but is also very much interested in social issue and political films. Jeffrey speaks fluent Mandarin and German. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University and was the recipient of a DAAD Fellowship in Berlin.
The story of two groups of intrepid entrepreneurs launching their companies in Silicon Valley during the economic downturn.
16mm color film
The story of a physician who moonlights as a college admissions counselor to Chinese families in Silicon Valley.
Co-directed with Tanya Sleiman
Thousands of people converge to pummel each other with overstuffed pillows on Valentine's Day in a flash mob. This film explores this widespread counter-culture phenomenon happening in urban settings worldwide.
16mm black and white film
This film is a profile of a working homeless family living in Silicon Valley.
6th century and later addition
Photo credit: Werner Forman / Art Resources, NY
Silk, paper, plexiglass, lights, electronics, 2800 bug pins
Acrylic on Shaped Canvas