Filmmaker: Jeremy Workman
Runtime: 96 min
For over six years, Matt Green, 37, has been pursuing an unusual personal quest. He’s walking every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles that takes him through hundreds of neighborhoods. In order to pursue this project, Matt quit his job, gave up his apartment, and now lives on about $15 per day. When he’s not out walking, Matt spends his time researching the myriad curiosities that catch his eye – be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover. While he has devoted years of his life to this endeavor, Matt is not sure why he’s doing it. He just feels compelled to walk, and to seek out moments of understanding about his world and the people who live in it.
From director Jeremy Workman and executive producer Jesse Eisenberg comes a film culled from more than 500 hours of footage shot over three years. It’s a story of one man’s personal mission, and the journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues. Initially a look at a single city and the people who live there, THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET unexpectedly transforms into a reflection on our larger world and its endless possibilities.
About The Filmmaker
Jeremy Workman is the director of the documentaries Magical Universe (IFC Films), Who Is Henry Jaglom? (First Run Features), and True New York (First Run Features). Magical Universe was a LA Times and Village Voice Critic’s Pick when it was released in 2014. It was selected by The New York Times as recommended watching when it debuted on Netflix in May 2015. Who Is Henry Jaglom? won Best Documentary at Slamdance and premiered on POV. It can currently be seen on both the Fandor and the FilmStruck streaming service.
Additionally, Jeremy is widely known in the industry for his editing work, particularly for indie movie trailers. He is the Creative Director of Wheelhouse Creative, a boutique movie marketing and trailer company that caters to indie film. He has edited over 200 movie trailers for nearly every indie distributor. Jeremy is also a two-time Emmy nominee for his editing, including for his work on the Academy Award show of 2008.