Isaac Solotaroff was raised in New York City where he continues to live and work. He taught high school history in the San Francisco Bay Area before beginning to direct and edit documentaries.

His directing credits include Belief Amended, Faith Revealed (chosen as one of the outstanding documentaries of 1999 by the Academy of Motion Pictures), Los Romeros (nominated for two Emmys in 2002), Visioning Tibet and produced and co-edited Pelotero which will be released theatrically in 2012.