Jeffrey MacDonald "JC" Chandor (born November 24, 1973, Morristown, NJ, USA) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. JC Chandor was born into the family of investment banker Jeffrey Chandor. In 1996, he received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Worcester College. Over the next 15 years, he was engaged in shooting advertising. The debut full-length work of JC Chandor's “Risk Limit” was presented at the Sundance Film Festival and in the competition program of the 61st Berlin Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear Award and an Oscar in the Best Original Screenplay category. The second work, “Hope Does Not Fade,” was presented in the out-of-competition program of the Cannes Film Festival. For the lead role in this film, Robert Redford was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Film. The third work, “The Most Cruel Year,” won an award in the nomination “Best Film” from the National Council of Film Critics of the USA; also prizes were awarded to leading actors Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.