Jeff Hare has been writing and directing movies, television, television commercials and infomercials, corporate films and videos and documentaries for over twenty years. His work is extremely diverse, and has been seen on movie screens worldwide, and on TV networks like Fox, American Movie Classics, Lifetime, LMN, MY NETWORK, Discovery, SPEED-TV, Cartoon Network and BET, to name just a few.
In 1999, Jeff wrote and directed his first feature, “A Perfect Little Man”. “A Perfect Little Man” won “Best Director” and “Best Actor” at the Atlantic City Film Festival, and the prestigious “Dramatic Award” at The Worldfest Film Festival, the same award won by both Steven Speilberg and George Lucas for their first films.
In 2000, Jeff wrote “Killer Buzz” and “Phase IV” for American Cinema International, and directed “Killer Buzz”, starring Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, and Rutger Hauer in 2001.
In 2002-03, Jeff directed the world premiere of the critically acclaimed play “Blockage”, which captured “Best Director” and “Best Comedy” awards at the 2003 ADA Awards. “Blockage” was held over due to popular demand for a remarkable eight months!
In 2005, Jeff directed the film “Checking Out”, starring Peter Falk, Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer and Judge Reinhold. The film won “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay” at the Phoenix Film Festival, “Best Director” and “Best Actress” at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, and “Best Comedy Feature” at Worldfest. The film played to packed, cheering houses in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Palm Beach and Houston. In fact, demand for tickets was so great in Palm Beach that festival organizers had to screen the film simultaneously on two screens. Even with that, over 200 people had to be turned away at the box office! The film is still a popular rental at Blockbuster.com, Amazon and Netflix.
In 2009, Jeff helmed “Bitter/Sweet”, a romantic comedy starring Kip Pardue, James Brolin and an international cast. “Bitter/Sweet” won “Best Film” and “Best Director” at Worldfest Houston, while also taking down the award for “Best International Film” at the Mammoth Film Festival. The film played over a dozen festivals in 2009 and has been nominated for “Best Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Actor”, “Best Supporting Actor”, and “Best Cinematography”. Jeff also won the “Rising Star Award” at the 2009 Naples International Film Festival.
In 2009, Jeff wrote the acclaimed script “Street Rider”, which is currently in pre-production. This gritty but uplifting drama will mark the directorial debut of actor Joseph Fiennes
In 2011, Jeff was hired by Al Pacino’s CHAL PRODUCTIONS to write “The Long Run”, a script that will star the Academy Award winning acting legend. The three spec scripts Jeff has written since 2011, “Dark Desert Highway”, “Martini Shot” and “First & Ghoul” have all been purchased, optioned or are currently in some form of development.
In 2013, Jeff was hired to write “Prima Donna”, the true-life story of Japanese opera singer Michiko Tanaka, who, with her husband, famed German actor Viktor De Kova, fought the Nazis while inside Germany from 1933 – 1945. Japanese film giant Toho Company has signed on to produce.
In 2014, Jeff wrote and directed the documentary, “Flight Time”. This film tells the “Horatio Alger – like” story of businessman and philanthropist Anthony Welters and stars Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Quincy Jones and Hillary Clinton.
In 2015, Jeff was hired to write the true-life romance “Sweet Surrender”. Negotiations are underway to hire acclaimed director Michael Radford to helm the film.
Recently, Jeff has directed four original films for Lifetime; “A Lover Betrayed”, “Bad Tutor” and “Psycho in Law” and “Psycho Son”. All will premiere on Lifetime in 2017 and 2018.