The Filmmaker

Goff_Candid1Jon-Sesrie Goff is an image-maker. His work explores identity through the image of the community. Goff attended Morehouse College for
Sociology and Economics, before completing his undergraduate studies at The New School, and is now working towards his Masters of Fine Arts at Duke University in Experimental and Documentary Arts.

Goff has over a decade of production experience; working on a range of projects across genres including camera operator and cinematographer on the recently released and award winning documentaries Evolution of a Criminal (Independent Lens 2015), the Sundance funded Out In the Night (POV and Logo 2015) and The New Black. His first short narrative film as writer and director, Train(ed), premiered at the Martha’s Vineyard African American film festival in 2013.  

He has directed hundreds of videos for online platforms like Thrillist Media Group and InteractiveOne. He’s travelled extensively as a documentary photographer to Ghana, Equatorial Guinea,  China, Southern India, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and across the United States. His photography has been exhibited at The Bushnell Theater (Hartford, CT), Papillion Art (Los Angeles, CA), and The Power Plant Gallery (Durham, NC). For his thesis film, After Sherman, Goff was awarded a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.

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