Bobby Sheehan began his eclectic career in high school when he created fashion videos and print campaigns for the New York fashion emporium, Parachute. While attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sheehan opened his own production company where he directed and produced a wide variety of motion picture work, all the while continuing his photographic career capturing the punk rock scene. His photos of the Clash, Ramones, Blondie, Ultravox, 999, Elvis Costello, and all of his fellow rebellious friends were features in such publications as: Circus Magazine, Creem Magazine, The Village Voice, Soho News and New York Magazine. An early fan and supporter of Sheehan was none other than Andy Warhol who contacted Sheehan to collaborate on a film that never happened due to Warhol’s untimely death.
Sheehan’s first foray into the feature world was the critically acclaimed “Seed” which explored unscripted conversations about death (IFC Films) of which Variety raved: “This visually captivating spiritual movie journeys across America with innovative cinematic form. A highly imaginative, collage like, experimental epic that relentlessly strips away at the boundaries between features and documentaries.” Fifteen years later, he has maintained his commitment to addressing taboo topics concerning mortality by writing, producing and directing “Mortal,” the first documentary that addresses the new shifting paradigm in how we view life and death.
Sheehan coined the phrase “docufantasy” to describe his love letter to the arts: “Arias With A Twist: The Docufantasy.” This feature goes beyond a documentary profile of two extraordinary artists – Joey Arias & Basil Twist – by examining the creative spirit and the tenacity of gifted individuals who express themselves through art. “Listen To The World,” is a feature documentary about the first-ever museum to house instruments from all over the world, and “I Thee WED” a short film for the United Nations featuring their Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bundchen about the importance of preserving our planet which premiered during the annual World Environment Day.
Sheehan wrote, produced and directed the film “Cayman Went,” a narrative feature about a pretend hero forced to become a real hero, which premiered theatrically and is now available on Netflix. Sheehan’s television credits include “The Talent Collector”, which he wrote, produced and directed for AMC; the reality series “Repo Men” starring, Vincent Pastore, for TLC and Discovery Networks; the documentaries “Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven”; “Mr. Prince” which tells the extraordinary story of the legendary Broadway Producer and director Hal Prince; the TV series “View Finder” which explores the world of visionary artists such as Dean Chamberlain and Michael Colavito and the original series “Motor City Rising” for Ovation which shines a light on the vibrant, artistic culture of Detroit and the ways its denizens are reshaping the city.
To date, Sheehan has directed over 500 commercials that include work for: Adidas, American Express, Exxon/Mobil, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Budweiser, Burger King, Crest, General Electric, Hyundai, Las Vegas Tourism, McDonalds, Miller Beer, Motorola, Nabisco, Pepsi, Pfizer, Reebok, Wal-Mart and public service announcements for American Red Cross, Alberta Dairy Council, Health Canada, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and the Special Olympics.
As a fine arts photographer Sheehan has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as Bridgewater Lustburg in New York, Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and the Vision Gallery in San Francisco. Sheehan graduated from NYU’s film division of the Tisch School of the Arts and is the co-founder of New York based Working Pictures with his wife Sara Feldmann Sheehan.
Feldmann Sheehan began her career in advertising at DDB Needham, later moving to publishing where she was a contributing editor on numerous consumer and trade magazines. As a representative of these publications, Feldmann Sheehan appeared on “Good Morning America” the weekend edition of the “Today” show, and co-produced segments for “Oprah.”
Currently, Feldmann Sheehan is developing numerous film and television projects, including a television franchise with Chris Columbus and his 1492 Productions for an anthology series from legendary comic books “Creepy” and “Eerie” in conjunction with Josh and Dan Braun of Submarine Entertainment.
Feldmann Sheehan has Executive Produced several documentary feature films including “Arias With A Twist: The Docufantasy” a documentary about New York avant-garde artists centered around Joey Arias, Basil Twist and their extraordinary theatrical collaboration. The film premiered internationally at The Berlin Film Festival and domestically at The Tribeca Film Festival.
Feldmann Sheehan recently launched SAMO, a Production Company specializing in co-productions with overseas companies. The television feature film “We’ll Take Manhattan,” a look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey produced with Kudos Films and an episode of the iconic BBC produced “Dr. Who” were the first two productions. Most recently, Feldmann Sheehan produced “Connections” a Chinese co-production with iconic producer/director Stanley Kwan.
Feldmann Sheehan has been the Executive Producer and Managing Partner for both Working Pictures and Grenade Editorial since 1990. Feldmann Sheehan has produced numerous television commercials, public service announcements, television series and programming. In addition, Feldmann Sheehan executive produced the critically acclaimed feature film, “Seed,” distributed by IFC and assisted on the award winning short film, “Customs of the Country. Feldmann Sheehan also Executive Produced the narrative feature film “Cayman Went” in conjunction with the Cayman Islands’ Board of Tourism, which has been called a visionary example of branded entertainment. For television, she produced the docu-series “Motor City Rising” for Ovation TV, and the reality TV series “Repo Men: Stealing for a Living” with host Vincent Pastore for TLC.
Feldmann Sheehan’s directing career started with a series of short documentary pieces on healthcare for designer Donna Karan’s philanthropic foundation, Urban Zen. Feldmann Sheehan also functioned as the foundation’s Executive Producer responsible for media. During the two years of establishing the Urban Zen brand alongside Karan, Feldmann Sheehan worked with a who’s who of the world of Western medicine such as Mehmet Oz, Woody Merrill, and celebrities such as Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox, Richard Gere, Christy Turlington, and the most respected yoga gurus in the Western world including: Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee, Mary Dunn, Gary Kraftsow, Richard Freeman and motivational authors and speakers Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins. Feldmann Sheehan’s documentary feature debut was “Mr. Prince” fro OvationTV about the legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince.
Feldmann Sheehan was recently the President of the Board of The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck New York. She helped initiate the theatre’s Next Stage Capital Campaign, and was instrumental in developing its sold-out film series, which has brought artists such as Frank Oz, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Kevin Costner, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to pre-screen films such as “Babel”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Volver” and “Mr. Brooks” and to conduct Q & A’s with the audience.
Feldmann Sheehan attended Bedales School and graduated from Wellesley College. She is an avid goldsmith, cook and gardener.
Jeff G. Waxman
Jeff Waxman has an enviable track record in the motion picture industry. He is a quintessential industry hyphenate; having worked as an executive producer, producer, co-producer, line producer, production supervisor, and director on a myriad of acclaimed motion pictures. He has worked with some of Hollywood’s most revered talent, including actors Anthony Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Gerard Butler, Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Christopher Walken, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Colin Farrell and directors such as Darren Aronofky, Sydney Lumet, David O. Russell, Michael Mann, Tarsem, Tony Kaye, Taylor Hackford and F. Gary Gray.
Waxman is currently in production on Darren’s Aronofky’s new untitled new film starring Jennifer Lawrence. He recently wrapped “John Wick: Chapter 2” starring Keanu Reeves.
Waxman’s additional high profile films include: “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg and garnered an Academy Award for Christian Bale, “Mirror Mirror” starring Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane and “Immortals,” a $200 million dollar 3-D fantasy movie starring Henry Cavill, “Out of the Furnace” starring Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana, “Law Abiding Citizen” starring Gerard Butler, “Reign Over Me” starring Adam Sandler, and Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice” starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.
Waxman’s most current release is “Hot Pursuit” starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.
Waxman worked with several production companies leading up to his current producing career. As Head of Production for Capital Films, Waxman oversaw films like Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke; “Five Dollars A Day” starring Christopher Walken; “Black Water Transit” starring Laurence Fishburne; and Taylor Hackford’s “Love Ranch” starring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.
Prior to his move to Capitol, Waxman was Senior Vice President of Production for Los Angeles based Cutting Edge Entertainment, presiding over several important Cutting Edge pictures, including the highly acclaimed “Narc” starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric, which Waxman co-executive produced with Tom Cruise. Waxman also produced “The Devil and Daniel Webster” (a.k.a. “Shortcut to Happiness”) for Cutting Edge, which starred Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Anthony Hopkins, and marked Baldwin’s directorial debut. Additional credits with Cutting Edge include “In The Shadows” starring James Caan and Cuba Gooding, Jr., “Cutaway” starring Tom Berenger and Ron Silver, and “Fait Accompli” starring Rosanna Arquette and Michael Madsen.
In 1996 Waxman received his first directing credit, directing and producing the concert film “Freebird,” which documented the critically acclaimed Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, covering the original members’ heyday, including the events leading up to their tragic plane crash in 1977.
Waxman began his career supervising a number of films for Connecticut based Cabin Fever Entertainment, including “The Hunter’s Moon,” starring Burt Reynolds and a pair of Houston Film Festival Gold Award winners: 1995’s “Painted Hero” starring Dwight Yoakum and Bo Hopkins and 1994’s “Sioux City” starring and directed by Lou Diamond Phillips.