Brett A. Schwartz is an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since 1995. Schwartz received producer credits for television programs that have aired on several networks, including MSNBC, PBS, and Court TV. Schwartz continues to produce feature films independently, from writing and directing to filming and editing. His last feature-length documentary, Mashed Media (2010), aired on WTTW-11 (Chicago PBS), screened in many film festivals, and is currently distributed by Films for the Humanities and Sciences. His short film Shifting Traditions aired on KQED-9 (San Francisco PBS) and was distributed by The University of California Center for Media and Independent Learning. He is currently working on a feature film about world-renowned chef and inventor, Homaro Cantu, whose mission is to remove processed sugar from the human diet through the use of the “miracle berry” from West Africa. In addition to producing films and videos, Schwartz has been teaching for over ten years. He currently teaches Television Production and History at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois. Schwartz received an MA in Communication, Documentary Film and Video Production from Stanford University, an MA in Social Studies Education from NYU, and both a BA in History and a BFA in Photography from Cornell University. After spending time on both coasts, Schwartz returned to his hometown of Highland Park, Illinois in 2004 where he lives with his wife and two children.
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