Jos Duncan is a multimedia producer, filmmaker and development strategist who has garnered success as an artist and in business. Known for finding “sweet spots” between creativity and generating revenue, Jos has worked with dozens of start ups, non-profit organizations and artists to develop profitable projects from conception through completion.
Jos’ artistic career began as a regional theater artist where she performed primarily as a dancer. After being cast on a national tour that was canceled, she took interest in producing and creating independent works. In 2005, she started working with Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, taking video production classes there at night. In 2007, she founded GriotWorks, a non-profit organization which used storytelling as a tool for social change. Under her direction, GriotWorks became a signature organization in presenting cultural work through the production of short films, multimedia engagement projects and cultural competency programs.
Jos holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Temple University (2001) and 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 Producer for USA, with filmmakers from 8 countries for a 6-part global documentary series, Ser Un Ser Humano. The series has screened in countries 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 work as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current projects include developing a feature film titled “Wanaki”, and a web series, “Revolutionary Love Stories”.