Jack McGovern is a New York City based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer with a BFA in Film & TV from New York University, where he was the recipient of the "Excellence in Documentary" award. For over three years he co-produced the documentary feature Battleground with director Hemal Trivedi, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and co-director/DP Jonah Markowitz, a NY Times photographer. Jack was also a founding member and cinematographer of the video team for New York Gridlock, the city's first professional womxn's* ultimate frisbee team, which has produced six short docs since 2019.
In his passion projects, Jack seeks out stories that explore the human condition and challenge our typical understanding of the world. He is currently working on an introspective self-portrait on how meditation saved his life during a kayaking accident in the Atlantic Ocean, and the role mindfulness continued to play in his life thereafter. When not working on his latest film, Jack competes for Blueprint, an elite ultimate frisbee team based in New York City; fosters dogs through Badass Animal Rescue; and plays darts at his local bar "Cronin & Phelan's" in Astoria, Queens.
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*The term womxn is used to be inclusive of all women and non-binary people.