Andrew Jarecki is an American filmmaker, musician, and entrepreneur. He is best known for the 2003 documentary film Capturing the Friedmans, which won eighteen international prizes including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Circle award, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Jarecki graduated from Princeton University in 1985. He is the co-founder/CEO of Moviefone, which provides film schedules over the internet and telephone and was sold to AOL in 1999. With producer J. J. Abrams, Jarecki cowrote the theme song to Felicity, “New Version of You,” in 2000.
Jarecki’s 2003 documentary Capturing the Friedmans, his first feature, began as an offshoot from a short film he was making about birthday party clowns, titled Just a Clown and released in 2004. Jarecki went on to direct the narrative feature All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. The film, inspired by the life of millionaire Robert Durst and the unsolved disappearance of his wife Kathie, was released in 2010. Along with filmmaking partner Marc Smerling, Jarecki also produced the 2010 documentary film Catfish, and co-produced and directed the documentary miniseries The Jinx, which aired onHBO in 2015.
Jarecki plays the drums and sings backing vocals on Bikini Robot Army’s single, “Joe Strummer’s House.”
Jarecki is the son of financier-philanthropist Henry Jarecki, brother of documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, and half-brother of filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki.
|Year||Film or TV series||Credited as||Note|
|2000||Felicity||Yes||TV series – theme music composer|
|2003||Capturing the Friedmans||Yes||Yes||Documentary feature|
|2004||Just a Clown||Yes||Documentary short|
|2010||All Good Things||Yes||Yes||Narrative feature|
|2013||Catfish: The TV Show||Yes||Executive producer, episode: “Derek & Kristen”|
|2015||The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst||Yes||Yes||Yes||HBO miniseries|