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. 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 in October 2018 where it won the Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking Award.
Shachar directed and produced a series of high-profile documentary films featuring notable subjects such as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Shachar 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 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.