Geoff is a writer, producer, and a consultant on the business side of film and new media; in the future, more and elsewhere.
Merrily, he was the Bernie Brillstein scholar at NYU where he received both his MBA & MFA. Some of his projects –– features, docs, shorts –– have debuted at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and other supportive places. Some won prizes like the Grand Jury at SXSW. Some go on different kinds of screens whether in galleries or on walls or in your pocket. Some are still in the works but go on nonetheless. And some projects don’t have stories by design (rather than failure) and are instead business models aimed at making a pretty big range of storytelling possible and profitable given how quickly tastes and platforms dance about.
This might sound disparate. He might disagree: it is to work with stories, his, yours, ours, small and big, whatever the medium, however he can, and for as long as he holds up.
That, thank you for your patience, is that. Of course he is also a person with persony things, like a country of origin and belonging (Hong Kong), a city of residence (Berlin), a handful of memories (those diamonds they scatter in the pavement in New York), and some adventures (like riding a bicycle across the States). He has many favourite films, particularly those of Louis Malle and Bill Forsyth. As this is the start of a courtship, he made you a mixtape.
Feel free to reach out with your questions and thoughts and favourite films. Geoff has made quite a few mistakes and is always happy to talk about them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯