Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger are Ironbound Films. Headquartered in an old inn on the Hudson River opposite West Point, Ironbound creates documentaries for theaters, television, and the web. They produced and directed Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. In addition, Daniel wrote, Seth edited, and Jeremy did art direction for the film.
Their last documentary was The Anthropologist. Hailed as “utterly winning” by the Los Angeles Times and “stealthily insightful” by The New York Times, The Anthropologist premiered at DOC NYC, screened at more than 50 film festivals, and won numerous awards. It hit theaters care of Argot Pictures in 2016 and maintains a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Before that, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie premiered at Tribeca, hit theaters care of Magnolia Pictures, and aired on CNN in 2015. It was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, chosen in 2013 as best documentary by NY1, a top-ten movie by LA Weekly, and a top-ten documentary by USA Today and the International Press Academy.
They also produced and directed The New Recruits. It profiles social entrepreneurs in Kenya, India, and Pakistan using market principles to fight poverty. Narrated by Rainn Wilson, The New Recruits aired on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in 2011.
Their documentary The Linguists was the world’s first look at how languages become endangered and how scientists document, archive, and help return them to use. The first film funded by the National Science Foundation ever to premiere at Sundance, The Linguists aired on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming in 2010.
Seth was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Historical Programming for Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans (PBS, 2002). Daniel was nominated for The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (PBS, 1997).
Jeremy is something of a Twitter celebrity (@jeremynewberger). His musings on politics are regularly featured in Esquire and Paste Magazine’s “funniest tweets” columns. Also reprinting his tweets—with similarly no compensation to him or his partners—are BuzzFeed, College Humor, Cosmopolitan, New York Observer, and Salon.
Seth is an Artvark (University of the Arts in Philadelphia, 1996), Daniel a Brunonian (Brown University, 1994.5), and Jeremy a Great Dane (SUNY Albany, 1995). They are all dads: of Lillian, Sander and Asa, and Samson and Annabelle, respectively. They live within play-date proximity in Hudson Valley, New York.