Leigh Morfoot directs and produces films for Kinobserver. She started out at Maysles Films, where she cultivated an appreciation for filmmaking that captures life and lets it speak for itself, and then spent nearly a decade at the American Museum of Natural History production managing Science Bulletins, an innovative, multi-media program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific method and discovery. She earned a B.A. in African-American Studies and English Literature at the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Media Studies at the New School University.
Jason Morfoot is quickly approaching his eleventh year at the American Museum of Natural History where he is a Senior Producer and Editor making documentaries about scientific research and field work. He holds a B.A. in History from Trinity College and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
The Morfoots are currently developing short, character-driven stories about the experience of being an immigrant in the United States, a systemic account of a public school district, and a documentary that centers on HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative at work in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Their narrative short, In-between Worlds premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival and their feature documentary Citizen 3.0 is distributed by Filmakers Library.