Jeff Springer was born in an abandoned town in the California desert, raised in Hawaii, and educated at USC Film School. After working at a dilapidated film studio in Russia, he returned to LA and began editing cheesy (but action packed) promos for record companies and TV networks like NBC, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Capitol Records. Eventually he found himself on Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch, editing behind-the-scenes documentaries for a not-very-well received science fiction prequel.
Craving the strange and unexpected, he co-directed the offbeat environmental documentary, PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA, which was narrated by indie film icon John Waters. The film went on to screen at 200 film festivals worldwide, win 37 awards for Best Documentary, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel.
After working on random bits of video in London and Berlin, Springer has gone on to edit and photograph several feature documentaries, including EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE about the legendary rock-ska-funk band. The film was narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, premiered on PBS, and is somehow listed on RottenTomatoes.com as the 10th Best Documentary of All Time. He also recently went to Afghanistan to edit the feature documentary IN-JUSTICE, about Afghan women in prison for moral crimes. One day he dreams of getting the chance to go to North Korea, but realizes this might take some time.