KEIR POLITZ was born and bred in a Philadelphia neighborhood. He received his MFA in film from Columbia University, and then returned to Philly to teach at Temple University. His thesis short was one of six U.S. films selected for international competition at the 2008 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, and was featured in their 2014 “American Short Films” retrospective alongside the work of Bill Morrison, Jem Cohen, and Spike Jones. His feature film debut, DETONATOR, screened at Cinequest, the Brooklyn Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Festival, Indie Memphis, and the Cork Film Festival, among others; was distributed theatrically and digitally; was short-listed for an Independent Spirit Award; and was praised by Variety, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, Film Threat, and Filmmaker Magazine. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Rowan University's Radio, Television & Film Department. Recently, his serial thriller, Country of the Blind, was selected for the 39th annual IFP Film Week in Brooklyn, NY.