Jeff Preiss is a New York based filmmaker who emerged in the eighties though his invovment in experimental cinema. His non-narritive films from that period have been recently restored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Anthology Film Archives and were included in MoMA's survey on the history of 8mm. From 1980 to 1986 he was co-director of the Lower East Side film venue Films Charas, and a board member of The Collective For Living Cinema from 1986 until its closing in 1991. In 1984 he traveled to Berlin to shoot the Rosa Von Praunheim produced Punk Vampire Film, Der Bis directed by Marianne Enzensberger. In 1987, he was invited by photographer Bruce Weber to be Director of Photography on a series of short films and the ground breaking feature documentaries, Broken Noses and Let's Get Lost which won the Venice Film Festival Critics Award and an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. After three years of collaborating with Weber, Preissʼs career began to include directing commercials and music videos (for Iggy Pop, Malcolm McLaren, REM, B52s / Apple, Nike, Coke, etc.). He started the production company Epoch Films with Mindy Goldberg in 1989. Since then his experimental projects have been exhibited in institutions including MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angels, Artists Space, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Musée dʼart Moderne de la Ville Paris, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam. He has coauthored films with artists including Joan Jonas, Andrea Fraser, R.H. Quaytman, Christian Philipp Müller, Josiah McElheny, Nicolás Guagnini, Karin Schneider and Anthony McCall. In 2004 he completed a large scale 8 screen film installation on architectural cinematography commissioned by Rem Koolhass that traveled with the OMA retrospective CONTENT. His work is in the collection of MoMA, MOCA Los Angeles, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Hessel Museum and Anthology Film Archives. In 2005 Preiss cofounded the experimental gallery, ORCHARD in New York. His program there was instrumental in the founding of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, where he currently serves on the board. His 2012 experimental feature film, STOP was a selection of the 50th New York Film Festival's Views From The Avant-Garde and in 2014 his first feature narrative Low Down won the Sundance Film Festival for cinematography and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for best actress: Elle Fanning. Preiss is currently in preproduction on a second feature film and engaged in two experimental collaborations with artist Josiah McElheny and filmmaker Leslie Thornton.