Xavier Cousens is documentary filmmaker and journalist based in New York City. His short documentary HUSTLE screened at the 2021 St. Louis International Film Festival and the 2021 Woods Hole Film Festival. He has also worked as an archival researcher for the BAFTA-nominated documentary The Great Hack (2019) and as a production assistant on the HBO documentary series The Vow (2020). As a print journalist, he has written articles spanning from Covid-19’s lasting effects on healthcare to DNA testing for The Wall Street Journal.
Currently, he is working on a short and feature documentary centered around adoption and genealogy in the United States. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Lehigh University and an MA in Journalism from New York University.