Director / Producer
Jeremy Goldscheider began his career directing and producing music videos for artists that include Blink-182, Eagle Eye Cherry, and Leona Naess. Soon after, he began producing non-fiction/ documentary television for BBC, MTV, Animal Planet, NBC/Universal. In addition to his work in Television, Goldscheider has also worked with dozens of non-profit organizations (including ADL, The Jewish Federation, TreePeople, etc.) producing promotional and fundraising films. Most recently, Goldscheider has produced two feature films; “PABLO” (2012), an animated documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges (premiered at Rotterdam film festival) and “Lost Town” (2012), a film about the town of Trochenbrod.
Jeremy Goldscheider resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Director / Writer / Editor
Richard Goldgewicht has directed a broad mix of films that range both in live action, animation, documentary and narrative. With a strong interest on international themes, Goldgewichts’ editorial and musical background have generated an eclectic mix of films from his award winning short Blue Rondo (2000), inspired by Dave Brubeck’s experimental Jazz track Blue Rondo a la Turk and his comical portrayal of the Middle-Eastern conflict in Tel Aviv (2004), to his feature debut “Pablo” (Rotterdam Film Festival Premiere, 2012). “Pablo” centers around Pablo Ferro’s contributions to the world of film title design and his mark on the 1960’s New York counterculture.
In addition to “Lost Town” (2012), Richard is also finishing work on the feature length documentary “Gameplay” (2013), about the history and future of video games while developing a slate of narrative films including the sci-fi thriller “Send Her My Love”, the Spanish language ”Clandestino”, and “Futebol”, based on Alex Bellos’ book “Football, Brazilian Way of Life”, which he plans to film in Rio de Janeiro.
Goldgewicht splits his time between his native Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles.
Avrom Bendavid-Val has worked as a consultant in economic development and environmental management in America and in poorer countries for 45 years. During his career he traveled and worked in Africa, Asia, East and Central Europe, and the Middle East, and published several books in his field. His book about the town of Trochenbrod and its people, The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod, was released by Pegasus Books in October 2010. The book is unique in the variety of first person accounts Bendavid-Val draws on, including those of Jews born in Trochenbrod as well as Ukrainians and Polish people who knew the town as children. His book is also unique in the large number of photographs and maps it contains. The Heavens Are Empty not only reveals the final days of this hidden town as witnessed by different people, but lets the reader experience the life and vibrancy that was Trochenbrod, and that was lost when Trochenbrod was lost.
Avrom Bendavid-Val lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Leah, who is also an author.
GOLDSTREET FILMS presents “LOST TOWN”
music JOSEF PETERS sound design ERIK FOREMAN
art direction MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK, LUIS FREDDY MORALES,
MARCELA PERDOMO editor/writer RICHARD GOLDGEWICHT
associate producers MAURO GOLDGEWICHT, SERGIY OMELCHUK,
ANNA KURNYEVA, ROBBIE TISCH, RYAN SMITH
inspired by the book “The Heavens Are Empty”
written by AVROM BENDAVID-VAL produced by JEREMY GOLDSCHEIDER
directed by JEREMY GOLDSCHEIDER & RICHARD GOLDGEWICHT
© 2012 Goldstreet Films