Leigh Morfoot started out at Maysles Films where she cultivated an appreciation for filmmaking that captures life and lets it speak for itself. She 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. Presently, Leigh directs and produces films for Kinobserver. 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 a Senior Producer on staff at the American Museum of Natural History where he makes 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.