As a director, writer and showrunner on film and television projects, Jeff Fisher has been very busy the past fifteen years. Fisher’s talent, dedication, creativity and attention to detail have made him a favorite of actors, writers and producers. His long list of current and past projects includes: Killer Movie, starring Paul Wesley, Leighton Meester & Kaley Cuoco; Hallmark’s highest rated film of last year My Christmas Love starring Meredith Hagner; Keeping Up With The Kardashians; The Simple Life with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie; MTV’s Real World / Road Rules Challenge; the hit Lifetime movie Killer Reality starring Parker Young & Annie Ilonzeh; Real Housewives of Atlanta; Being Bobby Brown; DanceLife with Jennifer Lopez; and many more.
Fisher began his production career as Robert DeNiro’s production assistant on Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear. He parlayed that amazing experience into directing, writing and producing gigs on some of the most successful reality T.V. hits of all time. Fisher’s first feature film, Killer Movie starred Wesley, Cuoco and Leighton Meester before the trio became household names on Vampire Diaries, Big Bang Theory and Gossip Girl. Killer Movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, setting the stage for great things to come.
Hallmark Channel’s My Christmas Love, which Fisher brought in on time and under budget, was one of seventy films released by the network in 2016. The crowd-pleasing romantic comedy / musical blasted the competition, including the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Most impressively, My Christmas Love ranks as Hallmark’s highest rated film of 2016.
Fisher was born in Hollywood, Florida. After his parents took him to see “The Poseidon Adventure” at a revival theater, he left the theater telling them he wanted to be a movie director. Fisher started making short films in middle school and by the time he graduated with a degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, his student films Still a Kiss and Band of Gold won back to back first place Film Technique awards his senior year.
After graduation, Fisher moved to Los Angeles where his spec music video “Dreams I Dream” won first place in Billboard Magazine National Song Contest for Video Production. From there, while working as a talent agent’s assistant at International Creative Management, Fisher made two short films: “Garage Sale” a romantic comedy starring Claire Forlani and Nestor Carbonell, written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (who went on to write among other mega-hits, National Treasure) and “Angels, Baby!” a musical comedy starring Laura Leighton. The short films won audience awards and dramatic competitions at the Palm Springs, Chicago, Telluride and Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festivals.
In his “spare” time, Fisher serves as an adjunct professor at Emory University and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), helping eager students learn the art of screenwriting and how to survive in Hollywood.
Jeff has worked with and hired film and television crews in California, New York, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Michigan, Chicago, Nashville, Telluride, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Raleigh/Durham, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Detroit and more domestically. Internationally, Jeff has crewed up and shot in England, Ireland, Greece, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Italy and France.
Jeff’s proven ability to recognize and champion talent makes him an integral part of the AFC team.
Jeff is represented as a director at The Gersh Agency.
To see more of Jeff’s work, please go to www.jefffisherdirector.com