Jeff Grace

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Jeff Grace is a comedian, screenwriter, film producer, film director, and actor. Grace serves as the director[1] of Folk Hero & Funny Guy, an independent film starring Wyatt Russell, Alex Karpovsky, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris, Meredith Hagner, and Melanie Lynskey. Grace wrote the screenplay for the film about estranged friends on a journey.[2] He also serves as a director and writer with 99 Tigers, a creative services agency.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Grace grew up in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, New Jersey.[4]

He graduated from Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey. During his studies at the school, he played hockey and served as senior class president. He also participated in Model United Nations. Grace earned a bachelor's degree in political economics from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[5]

Film and TV career[edit]

In 2008, Grace co-founded Vacationeer Productions, an independent production company. Vacationeer Productions released The Scenesters, an art-house, black comedy film directed by Todd Berger, in 2009. Co-produced by Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, and Brett D. Thompson, The Scenesters won awards at the Hollywood Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival. In 2012, Vacationeer Productions released It's a Disaster, another black comedy film. Brennan, Grace, Gordon Buelonic, and Datari Turner produced it.[6]

Grace began production on Folk Hero & Funny Guy during the fall of 2013. Crowd funding through the website Kickstarter.com helped the film to raise more than $50,000.[7]

Grace has starred in the film Super Zeroes and appeared on several TV shows. He has guest starred on Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother,[8] and Castle.[9] Grace has also written for The Henry Rollins Show.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Title Year Director Producer Screenwriter Actor Acting Role Notes
About Abigail TBA Yes Nick Post-production
I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas 2018 Yes Eustace
Happy Anniversary 2018 Yes Jean Louise
The Unicorn 2018 Yes Bartender
Folk Hero & Funny Guy 2016 Yes Yes Host
The Last Treasure Hunt 2015 Yes Alfred
It's a Disaster 2012 Yes Yes Shane
Super Zeroes 2012 Yes Chris
The Scenesters 2009 Yes Yes Roger Graham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barr, Lindsay (Oct 11, 2013). "Casting Net: Jamie Foxx in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr., Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to re-team, and more movie news". Entertainment Weekly.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (June 23, 2014). "22 Jump Street' Star Wyatt Russell on 'Folk Hero & Funny Guy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  3. ^ "Meet the Tigers".
  4. ^ Grace, Jeff. "Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Diary: Director Jeff Grace of Folk Hero & Funny Guy", MovieMaker, April 22, 2016. Accessed May 19, 2016. "I grew up outside the city in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, so NYC was the stomping grounds of my teen years."
  5. ^ a b "Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Grace '92". Crimson Magazine (Winter Issue): 22–23. 2011.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (August 23, 2012). "Oscilloscope nabs Berger's 'Disaster". Variety.
  7. ^ "Folk Hero & Funny Guy". kickstarter.com.
  8. ^ Saito, Stephen (October 31, 2013). "A FACE IN THE CROWD: JEFF GRACE HITS THE ROAD WITH "FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY"". The Moveable Fest.
  9. ^ "Need to Know: Cast and Crew".

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