Jeff Baena Biography
(Screenwriter and Film Director)
Birthday: June 29, 1977 (Cancer)
Born In: Miami, Florida, United States
Jeff Baena is an American screenwriter and director. Born in Florida, Jeff was inspired by movies and the art of cinema at a young age as he grew up watching local art films. He decided that he wanted to pursue a career in films and studied film direction at the NYU Film School. Upon graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to actively pursue any opportunities and met his future collaborate Robert Zemeckis, an Oscar-winning director. After applying to work with him, he started assisting Zemeckis as a production assistant in his films. However, fate had different plans for Baena. After meeting with a freak accident that required prolonged periods of rest, Baena started conversing with Zemeckis about the plot and added improvements. He realized he had a passion for screenwriting as well and became the co-writer for the comedy ‘I Heart Huckabees’. He chiefly focused on screenwriting since then and went on to release three movies he wrote and directed: ‘Life after Beth’, ‘Joshy’, and ‘The Little Hours’. While none of these movies earned a blockbuster status, Baena’s unique storytelling has been commended by various film reviewers. He currently lives in California and keeps himself busy by ideating over new scripts.