Jos Duncan is a multimedia producer, filmmaker and development strategist who has garnered success as an artist and in business. She currently works as the Chief Business Development Strategist with Mile Media LLC, the multimedia production company she formed in 2014. Prior to that, Jos directed GriotWorks, the non-profit organization she founded in 2007. Under her direction, GriotWorks became a signature organization in presenting work around Black storytelling and culture through the production of short films, multimedia engagement projects and cultural competency programs.
Jos’ career as a filmmaker began in 2005 with Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia where she worked during the day and took documentary video classes at night. She produced dozens of videos for local non-profit organizations and arts groups before pursuing and receiving an MFA in Media Communication Arts (2011) from the City College of New York where she focused on Screenwriting, Producing, and Cinematography. While at CCNY, she was invited to Escuela International Cine Y Television (EICTV) in Cuba as the Writer and Producer for USA, with filmmakers from 8 countries for a 6-part global documentary series, Ser Un Ser Humano. The series has screened world-wide and is referenced as a model for using documentary film for the development of cultures and communication.
She has received recognition for her artistic work through awards and fellowships from the American Folklore Society, New York Women in Film and Television, Colin Powell Center for Public Service, PA Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation and a fellowship with the Knight Foundation to participate in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting Intensive in Philadelphia and at the festival in Park City, Utah.
Jos’ educational work includes teaching curriculum courses at numerous institutions including Educational Video Center, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Her current projects include developing a feature film titled “Wanaki”, and a web series, “Revolutionary Love Stories”.