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Exposing Muybridge


Fascinating. (Muybridge's contribution) to the creation of cinematography... alone would be worthy of a documentary. But director Marc Shaffer unfolds an even richer story with this cinematic biography.

The Guardian

American Jerusalem:
Jews and the Making of San Francisco

Top Ten Movie of the Year.

Director and writer Marc Shaffer takes only 54 powerful minutes to show the achievements, the generosity and even the shame of Jews in San Francisco. This movie could have gone on for another two or three hours, and I would never have been bored.


Remaking American Medicine


An eye-opening introduction to the many difficulties—actually failures—of US health care delivery today. The public is owed programming such as this.

Journal of American Medical Association


Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Documentary Screenplay

Three National Emmy Award  nominations for best documentary

Library of Congress Lavine / Ken Burns Prize finalist
Association for International Broadcasting AIB Award
Gold World Medal, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards
Silver World Medal, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards
Royal Television Society Award nominee
Seven Cine Golden Eagle Awards
Cine Special Jury Award
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit for environmental reporting
Association of Health Care Journalists Award First Place
Monte Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Award nominee
Investigative Reporters and Editors IRE Medal finalist
Worldfest Houston International Film and Video Festival Special Jury Award
Houston FilmFest Gold Medal
Three-time winner of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award
National Mental Health Association Media Award
International Labor Communications Association Media Award
Columbus International Film and Video Festival Honorable Mention
Southern California Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting
Education Writers Association National Award for Education Reporting
U.S. International Film and Video Festival Silver Screen Award
Columbus International Film and Video Festival Bronze Plaque
U.S. International Film and Video Festival Award for Creative Excellence
Worldfest Flagstaff Bronze Award
Recipient of The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism
Recipient of The Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health

“The debut of Marc’s newest NYSCF video has become an eagerly anticipated event at our annual gala, and our staff looks forward to collaborating with him each year.”

Susan Solomon

The New York Stem Cell Foundation

“Marc Shaffer is an extremely talented creator of documentary television ... As an experienced reporter, I always liked working with Marc because of the visual added value that he brought to the game. As an executive producer, I always liked having Marc on my team because he came back with a story that beat his competitors.”

Hedrick Smith 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Emmy Award-winning producer

“No one I know works harder or is more thorough than Marc Shaffer.  He is a superb journalist and storyteller, and he has a terrific eye.  He is also a good man and a pleasure to work with.”

David Winton,

Winton-duPont Films

San Francisco Film Society

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