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About Saul Sudin

Saul Sudin is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer.

As a filmmaker, he is at home in documentary and narrative films alike, pushing for naturalism while maintaining a striking visual aesthetic. His documentary production Punk Jews was released to acclaim by The New Yorker, Haaretz, and The New York Times and was distributed through the National Center for Jewish Film. In 2013 the viral video “Sleeping on Strangers on the Subway” which he directed received over 500,000 views in its first two days and was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, The Daily Mail, and The Huffington Post, among others. His greatest achievement however, was winning runner up in Popcorn, Indiana’s “Munch Better” commercial contest which won him a year’s worth of free popcorn.

Saul is a founding writer for Hevria, one of the most popular Jewish sites of this decade. Since 2014, he has regularly published essays, short stories, poetry and reviews. Throughout his career, he has also contributed to outlets such as The Algemeiner, The Huffington Post, eJewishPhilanthropy and CHUD.com.

In 2017, Saul premiered the photography exhibition Body Narratives at the 326 Gallery in Chelsea. For the series, he interviews real people and crafts fine art concepts specifically tailored to their physical, mental, or emotional struggles. The provocative intention is twofold: to strip away the masks that we use to protect ourselves from others, and expose the shared narrative of struggle within us all.

Saul holds degrees in Film and Art History from Pratt Institute and was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Merit Award in Media Arts & Film. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Saul currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Elke, with whom he founded Jewish Art Now, a global resource for contemporary Jewish visual art and design that ran from 2011 – 2016.

Follow him on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook: @SMSudin

Email him SSudin at JewishArtNow.com




Photograph by David Zimand.