Geoffrey Fletcher

Writer, Director
Having struggled for the good part of a decade working various temporary jobs to make ends meet, screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher finally realized his dream of making movies when he adapted Push by Sapphire into ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1970 in Waterford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Director (2)

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Magic Markers 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Having struggled for the good part of a decade working various temporary jobs to make ends meet, screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher finally realized his dream of making movies when he adapted Push by Sapphire into the acclaimed award-winning drama, "Precious" (2009). Fletcher was born the youngest of three sons in Waterford, CT, to Alphonse, Sr., a technician employed by the Electric Boat Corporation in Groton, and his mother, Bettye, a longtime educator and social worker who served as the dean of students at New London Junior High School and principal of Winthrop School. She later become the director of the Fletcher Foundation, a non-profit group supporting civil rights and environmental education created by his eldest brother, Alphonse, Jr. After graduating from the private college prep school, Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, he attended Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor's in psychology. An aspiring filmmaker since he was 14 years old when he first began playing around with a movie camera, Fletcher earned his master's degree in film from New York University's acclaimed Tisch School of the Arts.

Relationships

Alphonse Fletcher

Father
Worked at the Electric Boat Corporation

Bettye Fletcher

Mother

Alphonse Fletcher

Brother
Born in 1966 aka 'Buddy'

Todd Fletcher

Brother

EDUCATION

Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford , Connecticut

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

New York University

New York , New York
Attended NYU's Tisch Graduate Film Program

Milestones

2009

Penned the screenplay adaptation of Push into the feature film, "Precious"

2006

Approached by director Lee Daniels to adapt the novel Push, by novelist Sapphire

1996

Attracted attention for his short film, "Magic Markers," which he wrote, directed, shot, and edited

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