Underground Film Journal

Jeffrey Schwarz

Jeffrey Schwarz is an American documentary filmmaker who specializes in making profiles of characters on the fringes of pop culture. He is also a prolific director and producer of electronic press kits (EPKs) for Hollywood studio films' DVD releases.

Watch Streaming Films By Jeffrey Schwarz:


I Am Divine (2013)
Vito (2011)
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008)
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)


Streaming: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

This documentary profiles William Castle — the horror movie producer and director of such as The Tingler, 13 Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill — and invented numerous theater experiences, like putting joy buzzers under audience seats and making ghosts fly overhead.

Streaming: I Am Divine

This documentary chronicles the rise to fame of the iconic drag queen, Divine, who starred in John Waters’s films like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Hairspray and shone as a disco diva, inspiring outsider performers for generations.

Movie Trailer: I Am Divine

I Am Divine is a new documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz that is currently still in production and isn’t due out until next year. However, there’s already a teaser trailer to help promote the film, which is embedded above. The trailer includes tons of great clips of the drag queen icon from classic John Waters films […]