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Jeffrey Friedman


Jeffrey Friedman (Writer/Director/Producer) in collaboration with Rob Epstein, produced, directed, wrote and edited the Academy Award­winning feature documentary "Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt" (1989). Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, with an original score by Bobby McFerrin, "Common Threads" also won a George Foster Peabody Award and numerous other awards. The film has been shown theatrically, at festivals and on television around the world.

Friedman and Epstein collaborated again on "Where Are We?," a non­fiction road movie commissioned by public TV. The film premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and screened at international Film Festivals in San Francisco, Chicago, and Sydney prior to airing on PBS. Both "Common Threads" and "Where Are We?" were produced through Telling Pictures, a production company Friedman and Epstein founded in 1987.

Friedman has worked in film since 1972, having been involved in the making of such Academy Award winning movies as "Marjoe" (Assistant Editor/Animation Design); "Raging Bull" (Assistant Editor); and "The Times Of Harvey Milk" (Animation Design). His credits as editor include the feature film "Never Cry Wolf" (1983) and numerous television documentaries. He has written and directed two short fiction films for "Inside/Out," a series produced for the Playboy Channel by Propaganda Films, and has acted professionally in New York and San Francisco.