Govind Deeccee and Terry Jones met as film students at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The have collaborated on many short film projects together including the award-winning “Give and Take” and "Soup For My Brother" as well “Scarlett” and "Empire State". Their films have screened in over 30 film festivals worldwide including the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, The Liverpool International Film Festival in England and Arte Non Stop Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2018, the duo launched TornJersey Media and are currently working on their next short narrative called “Sewn”, which is about two elderly women trying reunite to heal their childhood traumas at an Indian residential boarding school.
Govind Deecee hails from the southern state of Kerala, India. Landscapes and the folktales of his homeland conjured his passions in image making and storytelling. Govind works towards finding ways of expression that strikes a balance between form and content. He currently works as an assistant cameraman in India.
Terry Jones is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is a member of the wolf clan. Jones has a passion for sharing his Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture through his film works. He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audiences.