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Director, Writer & Producer

Jeff L. Lieberman is an award-winning Journalist, Producer and Filmmaker and the founder of Re-Emerging Films.  
He is the Writer, Director and Producer of the feature documentaries: “Bella!”, “The Amazing Nina Simone” and “Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria”.
Lieberman’s most recent feature documentary film, “Bella!” details the groundbreaking work of political activist, feminist leader and  trailblazing congresswoman, Bella Abzug.  The film features Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Maxine Waters, Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue. Using never-before-seen home movies, audio diaries, and a vast trove of newly-discovered news footage, the film brings viewers into the colorful and gritty era of 1970’s New York politics, offering deep context to events of today.

Lieberman’s previous film, “The Amazing Nina Simone” premiered in 2015 and played in over 100 cinemas in more than 20 countries, remaining in theatres for 4 weeks in several cities.  The award-winning film has been called the best of the three Nina Simone films by The New Yorker Magazine, and “The Nina Simone film we should all be watching” by Blavity.

Lieberman’s previous Academy Award-Qualifying documentary film, “Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” opened theatrically in 2013 in New York and Los Angeles, after debuting at The 92nd Street Y.  The film went on to premiere at festivals in in Toronto, Boston, Washington, Vancouver, London, Switzerland & Israel. The film gained rave reviews from The New York Times, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter & Village Voice, with New York’s Amsterdam News proclaiming the film as “one of the must-see documentaries of 2013”.

Prior to full-time filmmaking, Lieberman was a Writer and Producer with CBS National News and a Video Reporter with The New York Post, covering events all over New York and Washington, DC including the Obama Inauguration, New York’s Fashion Week, the Times Square terrorism attack, and The September 11th 10-year Anniversary commemoration.

Lieberman is a native of Vancouver, Canada and a longtime New Yorker.  His next project is a feature narrative film delving into gentrification, entitled "My Harlem".

Son of composer Larry Lockwood and the grandson of the legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, Jeremiah Lockwood began his musical career playing on the streets and subways of Manhattan performing with Piedmont Blues master Carolina Slim.  

Jeremiah is the front man for The Sway Machinery, a band with a unique focus on mining atavisms and cultural memory to create new and exciting music. In 2010 The Sway Machinery performed at the legendary Festival of the Desert in Mali and recorded an album, The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1, which features collaborations with legendary Malian artists like Khaira Arby and Djelimady Tounkara. In the years since, The Sway Machinery has performed internationally, debuting in 2012 in Australia, Israel, Warsaw and at the Rosklide and Montreal Jazz Festivals.

In 2007, Jeremiah was awarded the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists to develop his unique concept for a concert-event to celebrate Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, through a re-interpretation of the liturgical music of the holiday.  In 2010 Jeremiah was artist-in-residence at the Jewish Daily Forward, creating a series of recordings based on historic Chassidic nigunim.  Jeremiah was a 2011 composer fellow for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and created new pieces of music for the orchestra.

In addition to his work performing and recording, Jeremiah is a composer for film and theater, notably scoring numerous award-winning shorts for director Paul Andrejco's Puppet Heap production company. Jeremiah has also toured the world extensively with Balkan Beat Box. Jeremiah’s blues-oriented solo album, American Primitive, was released by Vee-Ron Records in 2006. 

Jeremiah Lockwood lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Shasta and their sons Moses Lion and Jacob Ulysses.