Jeff Durkin

Jeff Durkin

Director, Editor, Producer


Jeff Durkin is an acclaimed independent film director, producer, and writer. He is best known for his award-winning feature films My Big Fat Greek Wedding and The Living Wake.

Durkin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of the Arts and earned a degree in film production. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and began working as an assistant director on various film and television projects.

Durkin’s first feature film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, was released in 2002 to critical and commercial success. The movie starred Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in the lead roles and was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film was a hit with audiences and became the highest-grossing independent film of all time.

Durkin’s second feature film, The Living Wake, was released in 2007. The film starred Jesse Eisenberg in the lead role and was met with critical acclaim. The movie was nominated for several awards, including an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Feature Film.

In addition to his feature films, Durkin has also directed a number of short films and documentary projects. He has also directed several television projects, including episodes of The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and House of Lies.

Durkin’s films have been praised for their innovative style and unique storytelling techniques. He has been praised as a master of the genre and his work has been compared to the works of filmmakers such as Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino.

Durkin is currently working on several new film projects. He continues to be active in the independent film community and has served as a mentor to aspiring filmmakers.