Talent Guide

Jeremy Lerman

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2004


Jeremy began his film career working as a Production Assistant on fellow Omaha-native Alexander Payne’s features Citizen Ruth and Election. Jeremy’s first feature film as a Writer/Director, Nebraska Supersonic, won the No Dance Film Festival Best Screenplay and Golden Orbs awards. Reviews include:

“Easily the funniest comedy projected on a movie screen this year – or last!” –Timothy Schaffert, The Reader

“The subject is pictorial, the actors are amusing and endearing!” –Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

“Irreverent, bawdy and funny!” –Gail Folda, statepaper.com

The movie has become a cult hit in the cycling community:

“What the movies Napoleon Dynamite, Breaking Away, and Quicksilver would look like if all mixed together!” –Bike Magazine
“If you have ever ridden a bike, you need to see this movie!” –DJ Chi Wai, The Biking Fools
“In the spirit of some twisted Wes Andersen-inspired cycling movie comes Nebraska Supersonic!” –John Prolly, prollyisnotprobably.com

Jeremy’s screenplay CENTRAL was honored with invitations to the Film Independent Screenwriters Lab and to the CineStory Competition Retreat. Jeremy recently produced and edited an audio documentary, Biloxi Stabbing, which aired on public radio.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and English. He has since studied filmmaking at New York University and acting at Judith Weston Studio

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