Jeff den Broeder is a San Francisco based director, cinematographer and editor. Born in Silicon Valley, his heart moved him to San Francisco in 1989 after completing a BA in Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz. He found his home in the sub-culture that would later be referred to as the Mission School. Devoting his time to creating underground spaces for music and art he supported himself by driving a taxi at night solidifying his interest in the stories people have to tell.
Building spaces that nurtured arts communities and then documenting them became his passion. In the late nineties he began to collaborate in the creation of design, multi-media and video production boutiques where, writing and producing original television and integrated marketing campaigns for local and global brands (Symantec, Seagate, EVault, Citrix, PBS, Oakland Museum of California, Mollusk Surf Shop) allowed him to hone his visual storytelling skills.
Now as co-creator, director of photography for SeaLevelTV his camera work can also be found capturing short documentaries about people whose lives are driven by and connected to the ocean, the place he too finds his greatest sustenance. Visualizing and telling stories is his passion. Whether they be cultural documentaries (Forever Chinatown, Not Without Us) or stories that empower brands to communicate their vision, Jeff brings to life the subtle nuances that make each world unique.