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Jem Cohen Net Worth

Jem Cohen Net Worth is
$12 Million

Jem Cohen Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Jem Alan Cohen (born 1962 in Kabul, Afghanistan) is a New York City-based American film maker, especially known for his observational portraits of urban landscapes, blending of media formats (16mm, Super 8, video) and collaborations with music artists. He is the recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for feature filmmaking. "Cohen's films have been broadcast in Europe by the BBC and ZDF/ARTE, and in the United States by the Sundance Channel and PBS. They are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, and Melbourne's Screen Gallery." He also makes multi-channel installations and still photographs and had a photography show at Robert Miller Gallery in 2009. He has received grants from the Guggenheim, Creative Capital, Rockefeller and Alpert Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other organizations.
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Date Of Birth1962, Kabul, Afghanistan
Place Of BirthKabul, Afghanistan
ProfessionDirector, Cinematographer, Editor
EducationWesleyan University (1984)
ParentsMiriam Grossman
SiblingsAdam Grossman
AwardsIndependent Spirit Someone to Watch Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
#Quote
1I think there's a great documentary tradition predicated precisely on not knowing in advance what a film will encompass. Counting (2015) takes that road via a blend of city symphony, essay, diary - all of which, by necessity, unfold as the film is created. (For what it's worth, Museum Hours (2012) carried the same strategy into the realm of the narrative feature). That said, I had plenty of ideas. I wanted to make a record of street life in a number of disparate cities within a limited time period, so as to measure recurrent ways in which people, animals, landscape, and politics interact within roughly the same global moment. I wanted to witness how displacement and real estate-driven destruction have become so interwoven into the fabric of urban life that they seem almost natural. I wanted to explore notions of observation vs. surveillance and to touch on the way protests spring up and seem, deceptively, to vanish. I wanted to indicate ways that music and animal life and light itself serve as antidotes, and so on. And I also wanted to make a film that by its own form questions the ways that documentary, even as it gains currency in the culture, is increasingly boxed in and expected to hew to formulas. So, I started by gathering footage from my archive, and then from my time in NYC and abroad, and then I'd shape it around certain themes or possibilities. Then I continued shooting and editing and dipping into my archives - all in parallel, rather than sequentially, the way most traditional movies are made. But it mostly all comes down to looking and listening carefully to the world, and then doing battle in the edit room. [2015]
#Fact
1Born in Kabul, Afghanistan while his father was there working for the U.S. Agency for Information and Development.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Counting2015Documentary
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 52013Documentary short
Museum Hours2012
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 6 1/22012Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 102012Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 72012Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 5 1/22012Documentary short
We Have an Anchor2012Short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 92012Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 12011Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 22011Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 32011Documentary short
Gravity Hill Newsreel No. 42011Documentary short
Annie Truitt, Working2010Short
Chinatown Film Project2009
New York Night Scene2009Documentary short
The 82009
Long for the City (Patti Smith in New York)2009Documentary short
Anecdotal Evidence2009Documentary short
Le bled (Buildings in a Field)2009Short
Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin2008
A Tale of two Cities2007Short
Blessed Are the Dreams of Men2006Short
Building a Broken Mousetrap2006Documentary
NYC Weights & Measures2005Short
Chain2004
Instrument2003Documentary
The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-20032003Video documentary videos "E-Bow the Letter", "Nightswimming"
From Fur City2002Video short
The Foxx and Little Vic2002Video short
New York (Southstreet Seaport/Staten Island Ferry)2001Documentary short
Benjamin Smoke2000Documentary
Little Flags2000Short
Amber City1999Documentary
Blood Orange Sky1999Short
Lucky Three an Elliott Smith Portrait1997Short documentary
Lost Book Found1996Documentary short
R.E.M. Parallel1995Video video "Nightswimming"
Buried in Light1994Video
Black Hole Radio1992
R.E.M.: This Film Is On1991Video videos "Belong", "Country Feedback"
Drink Deep1991Short
R.E.M.: Pop Screen1990Video short video "Talk About The Passion"
Just Hold Still1989Short
Glue Man1989Short
Talk About the Passion1988Video short
This Is a History of New York1987Short
A Road in Florida1983

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Counting2015Documentary
Museum Hours2012
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then2010
Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin2008
A Tale of two Cities2007Short
Building a Broken Mousetrap2006Documentary
Sonic Youth: Do You Believe in Rapture?2006Short
NYC Weights & Measures2005Short
Chain2004
Instrument2003Documentary director of photography
The Papp Project2001Documentary
New York (Southstreet Seaport/Staten Island Ferry)2001Documentary short
Benjamin Smoke2000Documentary
RoadMovie1996Video documentary
Words in Your Face1991TV Short

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Counting2015Documentary
Museum Hours2012
Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin2008
Blessed Are the Dreams of Men2006Short
Building a Broken Mousetrap2006Documentary
Chain2004
Instrument2003Documentary
New York (Southstreet Seaport/Staten Island Ferry)2001Documentary short
Benjamin Smoke2000Documentary
Lucky Three an Elliott Smith Portrait1997Short documentary as Jem

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Every Other Summer2015Documentary camera operator
Joe Papp in Five Acts2010Documentary additional camera
A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory2007Documentary additional camera
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005Documentary camera operator
Wag the Dog: From Washington to Hollywood... And Back1998Video documentary short camera
Lucky Three an Elliott Smith Portrait1997Short documentary camera operator
Live in New York: Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Gorilla Biscuits1992Video camera operator

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Counting2015Documentary producer
Museum Hours2012producer
The Brooklyn Bridge2010Documentary short consulting producer
Annie Truitt, Working2010Short producer
Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin2008producer
Chain2004producer
Lucky Three an Elliott Smith Portrait1997Short documentary producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Museum Hours2012written by
Annie Truitt, Working2010Short
Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin2008concept
Chain2004
Benjamin Smoke2000Documentary
Glue Man1989Short words by

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience1995TV Series documentary props - 1 episode
Green Card1990assistant property master
Enemies: A Love Story1989prop assistant: New York
Matewan1987property assistant
At Close Range1986assistant property master
CBS Schoolbreak Special1985TV Series property assistant - 1 episode

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Museum Hours2012sound designer
Chain2004sound
New York (Southstreet Seaport/Staten Island Ferry)2001Documentary short sound
Benjamin Smoke2000Documentary sound

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NYC Weights & Measures2005Short
Glue Man1989Short

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thumbsucker2005"Thirteen" 1972

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After Hours1985production assistant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Main2008Documentary thanks
William Eggleston in the Real World2005Documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005DocumentaryHimself
Looking for a Thrill: An Anthology of Inspiration2005Video documentary

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Heterodox AwardCinema Eye Honors Awards, USMuseum Hours (2012)
2012C.I.C.A.E. AwardLocarno International Film FestivalMuseum Hours (2012)
2011Honorable MentionAthens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USAExperimentalPostbellum (2011)
2005Someone to Watch AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsChain (2004)
2004Léo Scheer AwardEntrevues Film FestivalChain (2004)
2001Jury AwardDoubleTake Documentary Film FestivalBenjamin Smoke (2000)
1997Golden SpireSan Francisco International Film FestivalFilm & Video - Music VideoFor R.E.M.: E-Bow.

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest EditingMuseum Hours (2012)
2014John Cassavetes AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsMuseum Hours (2012)
2013Punto de Vista Grand PrizeInternational Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punto de VistaMuseum Hours (2012)
2013ARRI/OSRAM AwardMunich Film FestivalBest International FilmMuseum Hours (2012)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMuseum Hours (2012)
2013Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalSXGlobalMuseum Hours (2012)
2012Golden LeopardLocarno International Film FestivalMuseum Hours (2012)
2012Open Horizons AwardThessaloniki Film FestivalMuseum Hours (2012)
2011Short Filmmaking AwardSundance Film FestivalUS FictionAnnie Truitt, Working (2010)
2007Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Documentary ShortNYC Weights & Measures (2005)
2001Truer Than Fiction AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBenjamin Smoke (2000)
2000IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationFeature DocumentariesBenjamin Smoke (2000)

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