Originally from Omaha, NE, Jeremy is an LA-based, tri-coastal editor (LA, NYC, and Omaha’s Missouri river).
Jeremy is Additional Editor on the upcoming Netflix feature Spivak, starring Michael Cera, directed by Tony R. Abrams & Adam Larson Broder (Pumpkin), and produced by Andrea Sperling (Transparent).
Prior to Spivak, Jeremy edited two narrative features: the thriller-comedy Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (“Lerman‘s contribution as editor pulls all the scenes into a seamless, entertaining narrative.” –Ken Artuz, Decay Mag ); and Nebraska Supersonic (“Easily the funniest comedy projected on a movie screen this year – or last!” –Timothy Schaffert, The Reader).
Jeremy served as Additional Editor on Camilla Magid’s feature documentary Land of the Free (Robert Prize Nominee/Danish Academy Award; Telluride Film Festival; CPH:DOX, Winner Nordic Dox Award).
Jeremy cut the pilot episode for the forthcoming Playboy Channel comedy Robots are Hard, directed by Jacob Pinger (Parks and Recreation), produced by Aaron Shure (Parks and Recreation, The Office) and Jonathan Mangum (The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line is it Anyway?).
Jeremy’s editing work has screened at gazillions of festivals, including Telluride, Tribeca, AFI Fest, the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes, NewFilmmakers NYC & LA, San Jose Cinequest, New Media Film Festival (Best Short), Hollyshorts Film Festival (Special Jury Award) and Omaha Film Festival (Audience Award).
Jeremy was nominated for Best Editing at NewFilmmakers LA and for Excellence in Editing at the Idyllwild Film Festival.
As an assistant editor, Jeremy has worked with editors Jeff Freeman, ACE (Ted, Uncle Drew), Claudia Castello (Creed, Black Panther), Rick Grayson (Birdman) and Alex O’Flinn (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Rider) — as well as at the Sundance Directors Lab.
Jeremy is a graduate of the AFI Conservatory’s MFA Editing program. At AFI, Jeremy studied with Donn Cambern, ACE (Easy Rider, The Last Picture Show); Howard Smith, ACE (The Abyss, Glengarry Glen Ross); Danny Greene, ACE (MASH, Blazing Saddles); Stan Salfas, ACE (Let Me In, War for the Planet of the Apes); David Cook, ACE (The Good Wife, SEAL Team); Martin Nicholson, ACE (Game of Thrones, The Alienist); Farrel Levy, ACE (Nashville, Damages) and Wendy Greene Bricmont, ACE (Annie Hall, Mean Girls).
Jeremy’s AFI thesis film, APP, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; won an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant; won the equivalent of the Chinese Student Academy Award; and aired on PBS. Reviews include: “This sweet and charming comedy is beautifully acted by all concerned,” with Jeremy’s editing called “perfectly timed.” —Steve Kopian, Unseen Films. Watch APP here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF2LG6zOW40
While editing is Jeremy’s vocation, Jeremy also writes and directs. For the feature Nebraska Supersonic, he won Best Screenplay at the No Dance Film Festival. His short screenplay, The Twelve Plagues, was a Finalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition (4 Finalists out of 1602 submissions). His feature screenplay, CENTRAL, was honored with invitations to the Film Independent Screenwriters Lab and to the CineStory Competition Retreat. At Film Independent, Jeremy’s mentor was Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Teribithia, A Wrinkle in Time). At CineStory, mentors included Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, Captain Marvel) and Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man).
Prior to earning his MFA from AFI, Jeremy earned a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied filmmaking at NYU and acting at Judith Weston Studio.
Jeremy is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.