Jeffrey Gold is a renaissance man and polymath who started out in Physics and Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Finding Academy life not suitable for his life's ambitions and the scientist/artist way of life, he finished up his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Utah. While at the University of Utah he became distracted with the problem of the twin primes (number theory) and spent eight out of the nine years working feverishly to solve it alongside his mentor Don H. Tucker. Their combined work, and other independent researches in physics, resulted in his eight scientific publications as an undergraduate. Also an undergraduate research assistant, he worked in such diverse areas of physics as thermoacoustics, magnetoencephalography, thin film sputtering and metal evaporation, and photoluminescence. After the University of Utah, Jeffrey was accepted into the MPhil Programme in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics at the world renowned Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, at Cambridge University. There he enjoyed the history of the "town and gown" while a member of Fitzwilliam College.
After attending Cambridge University, where he executive produced the documentary 'Children of the Wind', as a lifetime member of the Cambridge Film and Television Society, he was accepted to the prestigious London International Film School in 1997. Other film works include the narrative 'The Wallet' and the documentaries 'Twilight (Physics In The Twilight)', 'Fade To Reality', 'Isles In The Midst Of The Great Green Sea', and 'Cognoscenti: The Admirable Life Of Eli Khamarov'. Jeffrey Gold has been a member the Playwright's Group since 2001, through the auspices of the Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) under dramaturg Mike Dorrell (BBC's Soldier, Soldier, Pictures of a Floating World) and playwright-in-residence Julie Jensen (Two-Headed, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Wait!). He has had a public reading of the play-in-progress 'In The Pursuit Of Svetla' and a public reading at the American Express/Salt Lake Acting Company New Play Sounding Series of the absurdist comedy 'Horst and Graben in the Context Of The Unfinished Man'. 'Horst and Graben' was also read at the 2002 Sawtooth Writers Conference founded by David Kranes (Sundance Theater Lab) and playwright/essayist Jeff Metcalf (Where To?). Horst And Graben was a winner of the 2002 CrossCurrents Cultural Five and Dime Playwriting Competition and was produced at the Just Off Broadway Theater in Kansas City, Missouri during March 14-29, 2003. It was also selected for the 2003 Boca Raton Theatre Guild Short Play Reading Festival and was a finalist in the Ten by Ten in the Triangle, North Carolina. It also won and has been selected for production in the Shorts in Winter Playwriting Festival at the Theatre Orange, North Carolina in February 2004. The comedic tragedietta, 'Fitch Todd', was read and extremely well received at the Salt Lake Acting Company on December 15, 2002. It went on to win the 2004 New Voices/New Words Playwriting Competition and was read on January 21, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It also received a reading at the City Art Evening of Short Plays on February 16, 2005, won the Seahorse Award at the 2005 Moondance International Film Festival stageplay competition, and then was a winner in the 2006 Silver Spring One Act Festival in Maryland. He has recently finished the plays 'Dedekind', 'Horst and Graben at the Chateau Godot', and 'Candycane Hurricane'. Dedekind recently won the Experiments In Ink V Playwriting Competition and was produced on February 12-15, 2004 at the University of Utah's Department of Theatre. His one act play, 'Execution at Paradais Island' was a finalist in the stageplay competition of the 2004 Moondance International Film festival. His play Percolation Theory was a Finalist in the 2005 Theatre Publicus Prize for Dramatic Literature, and a Finalist in the 2006 Sundance Institute/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Competition. He is currently working on other short and long form plays including Waisenhaus, The Unexpected Autobiography Of Spressa Perlesi, The Tyranny Of The Lucky, and Parker's Peace. He won the 2005 Best of State Medal for Playwriting/Screenwriting, the 2006 Best of State Medal for Playwriting, and the 2007 Best of State Medal for Playwriting. He also was a winner in the 2011 Fenton Village Players Playwriting Competition, a winner of the 2011 Strawberry One-Act Festival Playwriting Competition (New York), a semi-finalist in the 2011 Strawberry One-Act Festival (New York), and a winner in the 2011 8 Tens Playwriting Competition (California).
Hailing from an artistic family, Jeffrey also works in film, where he wears many hats simultaneously. His works have premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Centres in Piccadilly, London and Cardiff, Wales, on television and radio, and at regional film festivals in the United States. He was an executive producer of the independent feature film Summer Solstice, based on his story Atlantic Summer, starring Karen Black, Joe Estevez, and Jenell Slack. He is currently working on the screenplays Cherry Grave, Unseen, and Filler People. Working as a film composer, his scores appear in many independent films and documentaries, including Twilight (Physics In The Twilight), Isles In The Midst Of The Great Green Sea, Monk, Children of the Wind, Reach, Edge Running, The Racketeers, and, most recently, in Ken Verdoia's PBS documentary, Promontory. He was the composer and an associate producer of the awards-winning independent feature film Abby Singer. The score won the Jury Choice Gold Medal for Excellence in the 2004 Park City Film Music Festival and was a semi-finalist in the filmscoring competition of the 2004 Moondance International Film Festival. His Elegy: Adagio For Strings has been lauded internationally and was featured in the book MP3: Music on the Internet by Rod Underhill and Nat Gertler, part of The Complete Idiot's Guide To series (ISBN 0-7897-2036-1). He won the 2006 Best of State Award for Best Original Composition for his film scores. He has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1999.