BIO

Initially working with a video camera and cast of action figures, Geoffrey Fletcher began making films as a child. 

A graduate of Harvard University and NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film Program, Geoffrey Fletcher is the first African American to win an Academy Award® in the category of writing, directing or producing a feature film for his screenplay, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. While earning his M.F.A. in directing at NYU, Geoffrey’s work won numerous awards, including one from the Directors Guild of America.

 

Precious, presented by executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry received six Academy Award® nominations and two wins. It also received the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. It is only the third film to do so in the festival's history. Precious also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, making it the only film to win the top prizes at both Sundance and Toronto. Among other notable honors, Geoffrey was heralded by Variety as one of its "10 Screenwriters to Watch” and he received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.


Violet & Daisy, Geoffrey's feature directorial debut, stars Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tatiana Maslany, and the late James Gandolfini. It received the Cinevation Award, given for imagination, inspiration, and innovation in cinema from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Violet & Daisy was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also adapted for the stage and performed at The New School in 2019.

Trial By Fire, Geoffrey’s screenplay about a landmark death penalty case, starring Laura Dern and Jack O'Connell and directed by Ed Zwick, was released theatrically by Roadside Attractions in 2019.

In 2021, Geoffrey served as an Executive Producer and the Director of Animation for the documentary series Mike Tyson: The Knockout, presented by ABC News and available on Hulu.

Genres of Geoffrey’s forthcoming films include social justice, science fiction, horror, and documentary. 

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