Jeff Hays is a serial entrepreneur and filmmaker with a long colorful history of visionary projects. In the mid-nineties he started Capstone Entertainment, a film and television production and distribution company. Within its first year the company generated over $10 million in revenue and received numerous awards in the children’s programming category. Since then he has started over twenty companies including DealsthatMatter.com, NextFitness, Podfitness, Zingback, MyCompanyRecords.com and Talk 2 Technologies. The companies he’s founded have collectively raised over $100 million in capital through both private investors and VCs. Recently he’s also launched several wildly successful crowd-funding campaigns, in addition to personally funding several ventures. He holds eight patents in the tech industry.
He has been producing films for over twenty years and is best known for his controversial documentary “FahrenHype 9/11,” which was the response to Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 9/11.” In his film, Jeff involved such high-profiled individuals as Ron Silver, Dick Morris, Senator Zell Miller, Mayor Ed Koch and a host of others. This film received rave reviews from the NY Times, Variety and other media outlets.
Jeff then produced “On Native Soil,” working as both producer and executive producer. “On Native Soil” received rave reviews from both critics and viewers, culminating in Jeff being short-listed for an Academy Award nomination in 2005. The film was sold to Lions Gate and continues to sell today, 8 years after it was made.
Following his passion for sharing truth, and exposing the controversy that all too often surrounds it, Jeff produced “Doctored” in 2012. Doctored, following a deep and troubling investigation, reveals the unseen tactics of the medical establishment and exposes deception and criminality at the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA) and finally shares the stories of victims left in it’s wake. Doctored has sold over 200,000 DVD copies since its release in theaters in September of 2012, making it one of the most successful independently distributed DVDs of 2013.
Following up on themes uncovered in interviews for “Doctored”, Jeff is currently producing a follow up film “Bought”, taking a deep dive into the business of Big Pharma, the controversies with vaccines and the truth about GMOs in America’s food supply. The film has already developed the support of some of the world’s most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health. Based upon the film’s trailer, it has been dubbed controversial by media outlets even though it focuses on educating the public and arming people globally with the truth and facts about Big Pharma, vaccines and the food supply. Jeff believes that each person has a right to the truth and be empowered by the facts in order to make educated decisions about their own health, food and medicine.
Jeff has also worked in network television as the executive producer for “My Workout,” a program that aired on Lifetime Network. He is currently working on a television action drama program that will begin airing Fall 2013.
Jeff considers his most important role in life as father of 9, and is active with 10 grandkids. When not filming, Jeff maintains offices in New York City and Salt Lake City, UT. He is an avid hiker and fitness enthusiast.
Bobby Sheehan began his eclectic career in high school creating fashion videos and print ad campaigns for the New York fashion emporium, Parachute. He entered college and also opened his own production company where he directed and produced a wide variety of motion picture work. All the while he continued his photography career capturing the punk rock music scene. His photos of various bands (including Clash, Ramones, Blondie, Untravox, Elvis Costello and 999) were featured in such publications as the Village Voice and New York Magazine.
Sheehan’s first foray into the feature film world was the critically acclaimed “Seed” (IFC Films) which received rave reviews from respected media outlets such as Variety. This was a highly imaginative, collage like, experimental epic that relentlessly stripped away at the boundaries between features and documentaries.
Sheehan is known for coining the phrase “Docufantasy” to describe his love letter to the arts: “Arias with a Twist: the Docufantasy.” He went on to direct “I Thee Wed” a short film for the United Nations featuring their Goodwill Ambassador Gisele which discussed the importance of preserving the planet. It premiered at the annual World Environment Day in Rwanda, June 2010.
He next wrote, produced and directed the 2009 film “Cayman Went,” a narrative feature about a pretend hero forced to become a real hero. He also worked on “Standing 8” and “Blur” – two companion films that are both semi-autobiographical and deal with the struggles of being part of the New York underclass desperately looking for hope. Amongst his more controversial documentaries, Sheehan proudly directed “Doctored,” a film that reveals the unseen tactics of society’s influencers and through their investigation, exposed deception and criminality at the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA).
After the deep chord that was struck with “Doctored”, Sheehan is currently directing it’s sequel, titled “Bought”, which focuses on exposing Big Pharma, the controversies with vaccines and the truth about GMOs in America’s food supply.
Throughout Sheehan’s career he has directed over six hundred commercials including work for Adidas, American Express, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Budweiser, Burger King, Crest, General Electric, Huyndai, McDonals, Motorola, Pepsi, Reebok, Wal-Mart, Special Olympics and several other household brand names.
Sheehan’s television credits include “The Talent Collector,” which he wrote, produced and directed for AMC. He also was responsible for the “Repo Men” staring Vincent Pastore (aired on TLC and Discovery Network) and “Mr. Prince,” a tribute to the legendary Broadway director Hal Prince (aired on Ovation TV).
At his core, Sheehan is a fine arts photographer and his works have been exhibited nationally in galleries such as: Bridgewater Lustburg in New York, Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and the Vision Gallery in San Francisco.
Sheehan has a degree from NYU’s film division of the Tisch School of Arts and is the co-founder of New York based Working Pictures, a long format production company. His co-founder and wife is Sara Feldmann Sheehan, a highly acclaimed film director. Sheehan lives in New York City and when he’s not directing or behind a lens he enjoys traveling, experiencing extreme sports and spending time in the great outdoors.