MFA in Film

Jeremiah Zagar

In a Dream

Jeremiah Zagar is the co-founder of Public Record. He grew up in Philadelphia as a latchkey kid, spending most afternoons in a dark movie theater or wandering the aisles of his local TLA video store.



On trips home from College, he started filming his parents and after seven years premiered the resulting documentary In A Dream at the SXSW Film Festival. The movie screened theatrically across the US and in film festivals around the world. It was broadcast on HBO, shortlisted for an Academy Award and received two Emmy nominations, including for Best Documentary. 

His newest feature-length documentary Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO to much fanfare in August of 2014.

Other notable work includes the pilot episode for 7 Deadly Sins—a new series for Showtime and a three spot campaign for GE Capital which premiered during the 2014 Kentucky Derby, both of which he co-directed with Nathan Caswell.

Jeremiah’s next project is the feature film We The Animals, for which he was selected as a Sundance Directing & Screenwriting Lab fellow. When he’s not making movies and commercials, he spends his time swimming in New York City's finest public pools.