Jake Boritt

New York, New York

Jake Boritt

New York, New York

FILMMAKER www.boritt.com In 2010 filmmaker Jake Boritt completed the Gettysburg Battlefield Auto Tour based on works by historian Gabor Boritt and performed by actor Stephen Lang (Conan, Avatar, Tombstone, Gods & Generals, Gettysburg). His second feature documentary: 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem co-directed with Justin Szlasa. It premiered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in March. He is also in post-post production on the doc Harlem 11/4: Obama Wins, a cinema verite portrait of Harlem on the day Barack Obama was elected as the first black president. It recently screened as a work-in-progress at the Maysles Institute. Jake's first feature, Budapest to Gettysburg, was selected for the 2007 IFP Independent Film Week in New York and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, numerous other locations and was a finalist for PBS' POV series. He recently completed Cooking to Live, for Project Gaia, filmed in Ethiopia's Ogaden Desert at a U.N. refugee camp on the Somali border. Jake served as Associate Producer on Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus' Moxie-Firecracker production The Homestead Strike, part of the Emmy-winning History Channel series 10 Days That Changed America. Jake worked as a producer/cinematographer/researcher with Emmy winners Sarah Teale on productions for HBO, A&E, AMC and CourtTV and on David Grubin's Young Doctor Freud and Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm (PBS). Ken Burns called Boritt's first documentary Adams County USA (Public Television-WITF) “a really good film.” Learn more at: www.boritt.com.

  • Work
    • Gettysburg Story
  • Education
    • Gettysburg Area High School
    • Johns Hopkins University