Jeff Hammer

Jeff Hammer has more than a decade of teaching experience at the college and high school level. As a freelance filmmaker, he currently has several projects in various stages of production and development.

There are two mantras that I tend to preach above all else. Learn by doing, and to write is to rewrite.


  • Projects as a writer/director/producer have screened at 30+ film festivals around the world
  • Formerly taught in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and in the School of Motion Pictures & Television at Academy of Art University

Career Highlights

  • Producer and co-writer of the upcoming independent feature "Iké Boys," a coming of age tale where Japan-obsessed teenagers are transformed into the characters they see in a magical animé film
  • Producer of the upcoming documentary feature "American Gadflies," the story about a group of teenagers who ran the presidential campaign for former Senator Mike Gravel
  • Producer/Writer/Director of the feature "Live or Die in La Honda," released by Freestyle Digital Media
  • Producer/Writer of the Amazon web series "Personal Space," starring cast members from "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Voyager," and "Stargate SG-1"
  • Script Consultant for the upcoming Netflix feature "Skylin3s"

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Associate Producer of "Curtiz," nominated for 12 Hungarian Film Awards (winner of 3) and Grand Prix des Amériques (Best Film) of Montreal World Film Festival
  • Producer of short film "Iago," winner of Best Drama at the Oscar-qualifying L.A. Shorts International Film Festival
  • DMG Entertainment Screenwriting Fellow and finalist for the Walt Disney Studios/ABC TV Screenwriting Fellowship


M.F.A. ScreenwritingUniversity of Southern California

B.S. EnglishUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison