Wes Goodrich

Wesley Goodrich

Wes Goodrich

Wes Andre Goodrich is a Brooklyn-bred writer / director.

Since graduating from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, he has developed a TV pilot: HERETICS, a dark comedy that follows three twenty-something megachurch janitors: Dre, Cash & Julie, who stumble upon the dead body of the Senior Pastor.

Wes is also on the festival circuit run with two shorts: SPEAK UP BROTHA!, a musical romance in the style of 90s Black films, that won The Grand Jury Award for Short Films at Dances with Films 2023. and PALM SUNDAY, a southern gothic film about a Jamaican man attempting to assimilate into an all-white church in 1970s Raleigh, North Carolina. PALM SUNDAY won the SHORT FILM GRAND JURY PRIZE at Calgary International Film Festival.

Wes is the recipient of the Columbia University Dean’s Grant and The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Grant for the film PALM SUNDAY and was a 2022 Diverso Black Writers in Focus Fellow. His films have screened at New Orleans Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Dances with Films LA and Longleaf Film Festival.

Wes was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 2023 New Faces of Film.