Jefery Levy

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Jefery Levy
Born May 21, 1958
New York City
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Producer, Director, Writer

Jefery Levy (born May 21, 1958[1]) is an American film and TV director, producer, and writer based in Beverly Hills, California.[2] Levy is also an attorney and member of the State Bar of California, as well as a former teaching faculty member at the University of Southern California film school.[3]


In 1985, while a graduate student at UCLA, Levy wrote and produced the low-budget hit Ghoulies, a horror-comedy film featuring small, demonic creatures.[4] He has produced and directed dozens of TV and film projects over a span of three decades and is most recently known for the 2015 film ME, which he directed, produced, wrote, and starred in.[5][6]

In 2012, Levy created the production company X MARKS THE EARTH, a micro budget film studio with the vision of converting small budget films into television shows.[4][7]

The Key[edit]

Levy's 2014 film adaption of the novel The Key by Nobel Prize Laureate Junichiro Tanizaki premiered at the Real Experiment Film Festival at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills.[8] [9] The Key explores the twisted sexual life and marriage of a Los Angeles couple through their private journal in an explicit cinematic portrayal.[10]

Teaching Appointments[edit]

From 1991 to 1996, Levy served as the youngest Associate Professor at USC School of Cinema/Television. Levy was also a faculty member of The American Film Institute (where he taught the master directing class from 1995-1996).[7]

Selected Filmography[edit]


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