Jeff Zimbalist was born on August 15, 1978 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. He is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer, writer and director, known primarily for Favela Rising (2005), The Two Escobars (2010), Youngstown Boys (2013), Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016), Momentum Generation (2018), and his Netflix Remastered Series: Who Shot the Sheriff?, Massacre at the Stadium, Devil at the Crossroads, The Lion's Share, The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, Tricky Dicky and the Man in Black, He works with his brother Michael Zimbalist.
On this episode, Jeff talks about making his first feature film, Favela Rising, and how it was a springboard into making documentaries for HBO, ESPN, and many others. Along the way Jeff teams up with his brother to elevate their storytelling and this leads to their first narrative feature film, Pele: Birth of a Legend.
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