Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman is a director of documentary films, narrative films, music videos and animated shorts. Upon graduating from the University of Chicago, he moved to his hometown of Detroit and began producing independent documentaries in collaboration with a local newspaper. One of the documentaries he started there, "Incinerator," went on to play on PBS Detroit.
This work eventually took him to to Ghana in West Africa, where, while employed as the videographer for a nonprofit, he worked with local filmmakers and actors to produce several documentaries and short films. In 2011, Jacob was the recipient of the Edes Award for Emerging Artists through the University of Chicago, which has enabled him to continue his work in Detroit and abroad.