Adjunct Faculty; Director, Video Journalism
Thor Neureiter is a veteran independent documentary producer and director whose work is focused on contemporary issues concerning U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics. His first independent feature documentary, which he directed, shot, and edited, “Disaster Capitalism” will be released in 2017. The film was selected to the prestigious HotDocs Forum and has received support from The Bertha Foundation, The Film Collaborative, Documentary Australia Foundation, and Screen Australia.
During his career Thor has produced films for People & Power on Al Jazeera English and worked on programming for FRONTLINE on PBS, including “Showdown with Iran,” “News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin,” “The Last Abortion Clinic,” and “The O.J. Verdict.” He has also worked extensively for HBO and began his career working for Ken Burns/Florentine Films in 1999 as an Assistant Editor on the 10-part series “Jazz.” His first documentary as a producer, “Miracle in New York: The Story of the ’69 Mets,” was awarded a 2010 New York Emmy Award. Thor holds an M.A. Politics degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. While enrolled in the M.A. program, he began advising journalism students at Columbia which eventually lead to his current position of Director, Video Journalism at the school.