Saul Sudin is a filmmaker at home in documentary and narrative films alike, pushing for naturalism while maintaining a striking visual aesthetic. His latest documentary production Punk Jews was released to acclaim by The New Yorker, Haaretz, and The New York Times and currently is in distribution through the National Center for Jewish Film. In 2013 the viral video “Sleeping on Strangers on the Subway” which he directed received over 500,000 views in its first two days and was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, The Daily Mail, and The Huffington Post, among others. His greatest achievement however, was winning runner up in Popcorn, Indiana’s “Munch Better” commercial contest which won him a year’s worth of free popcorn.
Saul holds degrees in Film and Art History from Pratt Institute and was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Merit Award in Media Arts & Film. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Saul currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Elke, with whom he founded Jewish Art Now, a resource for contemporary Jewish visual art and design.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.