Seftel Productions

Seftel Productions Seftel Productions is a NY-based production company that produces award-winning documentaries, feature films, commercials and digital media.
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Seftel Productions is a New York-based production company that produces award-winning documentaries, feature films, commercials and digital media. Dedicated to creating artful, engaging work with a social conscience, our productions have appeared theatrically around the world, and on television networks including HBO, PBS, A&E, Bravo and Showtime.

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Woods Hole Film Festival
02/15/2017

Woods Hole Film Festival

Great meeting in Brooklyn with our 2017 WHFF Filmmaker in Residence Josh Seftel. We may have too many good ideas at this point. :) Stay tuned for all the details. #whff2017 #joshseftel #joshuaseftel #seftelproductions #woodshole #independentfilm

12/19/2016
The Secret Life of Muslims

Being Muslim on the internet, our newest video from our The Secret Life of Muslims series.

WATCH FUNNY MUSLIMS TROLL THE TROLLS! Turns out it's not so easy being Muslim and online at the same time. With Aman Ali, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Reza Aslan, Negin Farsad, Maz Jobrani, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Omar Regan, Dena Takruri, and iqbal theba page.
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This video is part of a series called The Secret Life of Muslims. We'll be releasing more videos in the coming weeks.

12/13/2016
The Secret Life of Muslims

Whether it's Aleppo, Standing Rock, or Donald Trump, Dena Takruri gives voice to the voiceless. From our series, The Secret Life of Muslims.

Whether it's Aleppo, Standing Rock, or Donald Trump, meet Dena Takruri, the Muslim-American journalist working to give voice to people unheard.
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This video is part of a series called The Secret Life of Muslims. We'll be releasing more videos in the coming weeks.

12/06/2016
The Secret Life of Muslims

From the Jersey Shore to Forbes's 30 Under 30, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on life as the founder of Muslim Girl.
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This video is part of a series called The Secret Life of Muslims. We'll be releasing more videos in the coming weeks.

From the Jersey Shore to Forbes's 30 Under 30, life as the founder of Muslim Girl.com and author of Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.
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This video is part of a series called The Secret Life of Muslims. We'll be releasing more videos in the coming weeks.

11/15/2016
The Secret Life of Muslims

If the NYPD’s Muslim chaplain can’t get through customs, who can?
In the next installment of The Secret Life of Muslims, distributed by Vox, Khalid Latif describes his new reality in a post-9/11 world.

If the NYPD’s Muslim chaplain can’t get through customs, who can?

In the next installment of The Secret Life of Muslims, Khalid Latif describes his new reality in a post-9/11 world.

11/02/2016
The Secret Life of Muslims

We are thrilled to post the inaugural episode of our new digital series, The Secret Life of Muslims directed by Joshua Seftel and distributed by Vox. We'll be releasing new videos over the coming weeks. Like our page and check back for new videos.

We are thrilled to launch the inaugural episode of our series, distributed by our partner Vox. Tired of being exclusively cast as a terrorist, actor Ahmed Ahmed now uses comedy as a platform for addressing harmful Muslim stereotypes.

This is the first video in our series, The Secret Life of Muslims by Seftel Productions. We'll be releasing more over the coming weeks. Like our page and check back for new videos.

10/17/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

Check out the latest from our PBS web series, NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists.

Dame Stephanie Shirley breaks through about a million glass ceilings with her digital innovations and her all-female company.

Thanks Vimeo!Check out our film, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, streaming now.
10/04/2016

Thanks Vimeo!

Check out our film, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, streaming now.

Thanks for putting us on the front page, Vimeo!

Now streaming at vimeo.com/184750371

09/22/2016
The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

Reviews for the film are coming in - but Pat, Mom of director Joshua Seftel, may have the best one so far.

via Josh's webseries, My Mom On Movies.

Thanks for the shoutout, The New York Times!
09/21/2016
The New York Times

Thanks for the shoutout, The New York Times!

Phillip Toledano was terrified of growing old. So he decided to do it as many times as possible. (via The New York Times Opinion Section)

Our short documentary, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, is now live on The New York Times!
09/20/2016
The New York Times Opinion Section

Our short documentary, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, is now live on The New York Times!

Afraid of death? Maybe you just need practice.

09/20/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

Our newest NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profile, Dr. Cheri Blauwet talks about her journey from sports physician to winning gold at the Paralympic Games. Series sponsored by Winton Capital Management

Dr. Cheri Blauwet, of Brigham and Women's Hospital at first just wants to play her clarinet, but gets talked into finding her passion-- which eventually turns to gold at the Paralympic Games.

07/27/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

S*x researcher Nicole Prause gives us the inside scoop on why female "vi**ra" hasn't materialized, in our latest NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists video.

A bunch of men try to create a kind of "female vi**ra," but they forget to talk with the ladies about it. S*xual psychophysiologist Nicole Prause gave us the inside scoop on the quest for a little pink pill.

07/25/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

The newest from our NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists series with Nikky Prause.

As a sexual psychophysiologist, Nicole Prause studies the connection between our brains and our ge****ls. Sometimes, that scares other scientists – and has an impact on her dating life.

07/22/2016
My Mom On Movies

Today from My Mom On Movies: Trump's Small Hands with Patricia Seftel

Today's topic: Trump's Small Hands with Patricia Seftel

07/21/2016
My Mom On Movies

From our series My Mom On Movies, everything you need to know about Donald J. Trump's wives in less than 2 minutes. Plus My Mom contemplates becoming Trump's 4th.

Everything you need to know about Trump's wives in less than 2 minutes. Plus My Mom Patricia Seftel contemplates becoming Trump's 4th.

07/19/2016
My Mom On Movies

What do Donald J. Trump and Chipotle have in common? According to My Mom, both are full of...

delicious taco bowls. Just in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention, My Mom On Movies discusses the prospect of sharing a "taco bowl" with Trump. We'll have a new episode each day of the RNC. Let's get through this together.

What do Donald Trump and Chipotle have in common? According to My Mom, both are full of...delicious taco bowls. Just in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention, My Mom Patricia Seftel discusses the prospect of sharing a "taco bowl" with Trump. We'll have a new episode each day of the RNC. Let's get through this together.

Danica McKellar talks about  NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and her transition from child star to math star in this in...
06/02/2016
Danica McKellar talks PBS NOVA's “Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers” and her next book,...

Danica McKellar talks about NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and her transition from child star to math star in this interview with Downtown Magazine NYC.

Danica McKellar first became a household name in 1988, starring as Winnie Cooper on the iconic TV series, The Wonder Years. Her turn as Winnie wasn’t her first acting gig –- she had previously appeared on episodes of The Twilight Zone -– nor would it be her last; beyond voiceover work, Danica has be...

05/31/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

Check out our newest NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profile of Danica McKellar

What happens when you're no longer the girl next door from The Wonder Years TV Show?

Television sweetheart Danica McKellar told us how math helped her discover that she is so much more than the child actress who played Winnie Cooper.

Thanks to our friends at Tribeca Film Festival for spreading the word about our web series, NOVA's Secret Life of Scient...
05/23/2016
Tribeca

Thanks to our friends at Tribeca Film Festival for spreading the word about our web series, NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists LIVE at American Museum of Natural History tomorrow night! Hope to see you there!

Live from New York, it's PBS and NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists at American Museum of Natural History for one night only! Get your tickets now.

We are very excited to announce our new film, Zain's Summer, will be part of Nantucket Film Festival's Making an Impact ...
05/13/2016
Nantucket Film Festival 2016 Lineup Announcement

We are very excited to announce our new film, Zain's Summer, will be part of Nantucket Film Festival's Making an Impact short film program! Congrats to our director Joshua Seftel and our team Anna Bick, Steve Maing, Amy Drakeman, Amanda Larson, Olaf Steel and Steve Benjamin.

Roger Ross Williams' 'Life, Animated' is the opening-night film, with 'Thor 3' director Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' serving as the closing-night selection.

Thanks for the kind words, Film School Rejects – We had a blast screening the 20th anniversary of Taking On The Kennedys...
04/11/2016
Celebrating Political Documentaries at Full Frame 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Film School Rejects – We had a blast screening the 20th anniversary of Taking On The Kennedys at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival!

This year's thematic program at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival showcases American politics old and new, as does its opening night film, 'Weiner.'

03/25/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

Check out our second video from Chris McKinlay's NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profile.

What's the best dating site for finding true love?

A data scientist who hacked OKCupid (and found the real thing) provides his professional assessment of the online dating landscape and drops some serious wisdom about modern love.

Hey Chicago! Check out the mini doc we made about Boston frontman and NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profilee Tom Scho...
03/24/2016
Tom Scholz: Sound Machine - CIMMfest

Hey Chicago! Check out the mini doc we made about Boston frontman and NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profilee Tom Scholz at Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) on April 14th!

General Tom Scholz: Sound MachinePosted by Joe PREMIERE: Chicago DIRECTOR: Joshua Seftel COUNTRY: United States WHERE: The Society for Arts / WHEN: Thursday, April 14 @ 9:15 PM / TICKETS: $12.00 Short Documentary ( 9 min ) After forming Boston and almost single-handedly recording one of ro…

03/22/2016
NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists

Check out the season five premiere of our web series NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists, "I Hacked OkCupid!"

VIDEO PREMIERE: "I Hacked OkCupid"

Data scientist Chris McKinlay told us how he used the power of super-computing – and his own brain – to "trend globally" on OkCupid.

Then he found true love.

We are pleased to announce that The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano will be at Sarasota Film Festival on Sunday April 3rd...
03/17/2016
Sarasota Film Festival

We are pleased to announce that The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano will be at Sarasota Film Festival on Sunday April 3rd 1:00 PM and on Friday April 8th 7:45 PM.

For nearly two decades, the Sarasota Film Festival has maintained its position as one of the leading tastemakers and trailblazers of the global film community, while advancing Sarasota’s own legacy of excellence in the arts and education. Each year, we welcome an unprecedented volume and diversity o…

We are very excited to have  The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano at The Annapolis Film Festival! Come check out the film ...
03/03/2016
Annapolis Film Festival - The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

We are very excited to have The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano at The Annapolis Film Festival! Come check out the film if you are in the Baltimore/Washington area on Sat, Apr 2 2:30 PM or Sun, Apr 3 7:00 PM. Check out the link below for ticketing info!

CPAC will host a grand opening reception and the kickoff to Maybe, an exhibition by artist and author Phil Toledano, on ...
02/06/2016
A Look Inside CPAC's New Home

CPAC will host a grand opening reception and the kickoff to Maybe, an exhibition by artist and author Phil Toledano, on February 6. It will include the photography featured in our award winning short, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) has changed addresses. Now located in at the Ironton Building in the RiNo Arts District, CPAC will host its grand opening reception and the kickoff to Maybe, an exhibtion by artist and author Phil Toledano, on February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Toledano will als…

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