Jeff shot his first film, The Case of the Missing Jewels, at age 9. Since then, he has directed countless short films, directed three features and won numerous film festival awards. His films have been screened at Slamdance, SXSW, The Austin Film Festival, Film Fest New Haven, Sonoma Valley Film Festival, Worldfest, Marco Island Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival and many others.
Stolhand graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin where his student short, Humanoid Grannies from the Deep, won the Sony Imageworks Film Festival. After college, Stolhand founded Expressions in Film & Video, a production company/post house that would be the launching pad for his first feature. He wrote, directed and edited the independent feature, Seeking the Cafe Bob, which won festival awards and was picked up by Showtime and The Sundance Channel.
After two comedy features Stolhand turned to much darker subject matter with the World War II psychological drama, Master of the Game. Harry Knowles called Master of the Game “…wonderful…better than most of what has been released by the big budget studios this year.” Film Threat’s Chris Gore called Master “…a stunning piece of filmmaking. One of the greatest mind f*cks in film history.”
Following Master of the Game, Stolhand co-wrote and directed the television pilot Third Degree, which won Best Screenplay at WorldFest International. Stolhand’s script Burned, co-written with Alvaro Rodriguez, is currently in development with producer Jonathan Shestack (Airforce One).