Jeff Bemiss is an Oscar-shortlisted writer and director who has worked on shorts, features and documentaries. He wrote and directed The Book and the Rose (2001) which won 27 festival awards and was one of 10 semi-finalists for the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Bemiss directed the web series pilot Dream House (2019), based on a screenplay by David Lally, and collaborated with Lisa Molomot as the co-director of Missing in Brooks County (Mountainfilm 2021), which follows two families as they search Brooks County, Texas — a common site of migrant deaths — for their missing loved ones. Bemiss is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film school and The Sanford Meisner Academy. He has taught film at Trinity College.