Jay Shapiro

Jay Shapiro

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Director Producer

Matador Productions

Director of Feature Length Documentary entitled Opposite Field which was filmed by me and a small crew over 3 years on Uganda, East Africa focusing on an inspiring baseball program.  

The Film and story were featured on CNN International's Inside Africa, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, ESPN's Sportscenter.  Coordinated with Right To Play to help raise over $200k to put on a historic event which brought a Little League team from Canada to Uganda on a good will baseball trip accompanied by Major League Baseball All-Stars Jimmy Rollins and Derrek Lee.  Currently coordinating with baseball academies in the Dominican Republic to include young Ugandan players to begin their journeys in the world of professional baseball.  

Film is currently in sales phase and on track for a 2013 release.

Apr 2013 - Present


Cinema Capital

Director of year long documentary feature film project following teams in Iran, Uganda, Brazil, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Russia, and New York City as they prepare for and compete in the 2014 Jessup Cup, an International Law Student Moot Court Competition.  Filming to conclude in April 2014.

2010 - 2011

Field Producer

Arena 3D/Discovery Channel

Field Producer for 3D Television series “Experience 3D” on Direct TV’s 3net channel.

Arrange Video Shoots in various locations and environments to deliver new exciting content for the new 3D channel from Discovery.

Worked with 3D workflows using several camera sources from GoPro's, Sony EX-3's, Panasonic AF3D with the Cineform/FCP post process for 3D correction and delivery.

Mar 2009 - Jun 2009


Loudmouth Films

Editor on feature length documentary entitled "Who Killed Chea Vichea?" centered around a political killing in Cambodia.  

Winner of a 2012 Peabody Award and Best Human Rights Film at the Documentary Edge Festival of New Zealand.

2006 - 2009

Creative Marketing Director

Major League Baseball Advanced Media

Conceive, Produce, Direct, and deliver Multimedia Marketing material for Major League Baseball on television, internet, and jumbotron outlets to sell Major League Baseball products and initiatives directly to fans.

Worked with the marketing team to measure success of marketing campaigns and execute future campaigns efficiently and within budget.

Coordinated with Media Relations departments of all Major League Baseball teams to arrange interviews, shoots, and other coordination efforts with high profile athletes for campaigns that would range from 20-100 million impressions.
2004 - 2004

Associate Editor

DitLev Films

Associate Editor for The F-Word, a feature film docudrama about the RNC protests in New York in 2004.  Starring Josh Hamilton and Sam Rockwell.  Official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.


2000 - 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Clark University