ABOUT

Shachar Langlev is an award-winning film director and cinematographer whose films have screened around the country at the Sundance Film Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and numerous Oscar-qualifying film festivals. He works across genres in documentary, fiction, and commercials.

The documentary he shot, ALIVE INSIDE, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, was short-listed for the Academy Awards, and released in theaters nation-wide.

 

His narrative feature, A SCIENTIST’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING, premiered at the Tallgrass Film Festival where it won the Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking Award. The film screened at other notable festivals including the River Run, Women Texas, and Stony Brook International Film Festivals. 


He’s directed and produced a series of high-profile documentary films in which he interviewed notable subjects such as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Colin Powell. He had the honor of working closely with Nobel Peace prize winner Elie Wiesel, filming him at his home and capturing his notable, and final, public speech.

Shachar specializes in making a personal, meaningful connection to this subjects, allowing him to create intimate portraits whether in documentary or doc-style work-- such as with commercials he's directed for clients including Denny's, Aveeno, and Home Depot, all of which carry this signature style. 

Shachar also works extensively with musicians filming music videos (seen on MTV, VH1, BET) as well as live shows, and is a commercial director. 

Shachar is an adjunct professor in the MFA, BFA and BA film departments at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York.