Inaya Graciana Yusuf is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and graphic designer. Raised in between Jakarta, Indonesia and New York, she is drawn to striking social, economic and cultural issues across the globe. Her mission is to pursue indigenous and global storytelling through the art of cinema. She aims to give voice to the causes, people and culture that otherwise are left unnoticed.
She attended Parsons the New School for Design and received her Bachelors in Design Management with a minor in Graphic Design. She received her graduate degree from School of Visual Arts in Filmmaking. Her background paves a unique opportunity to blend design aesthetics into the holistic experience of filmmaking, in which allows her to create short and animated experimental films during her spare time.
Inaya is the founder of Slow Your Roll Films and her works have participated in film festivals throughout United States, Europe, Asia and Canada. Her clients include production companies and non-profit organizations that produce content aimed for broadcast at platforms such as PBS, ESPN FILMS, FOX SPORTS NETWORK, NBC NEWS, HBO DOCUMENTARIES, as well as theatrical distribution. She has worked under the supervision of acclaimed directors, editors and director of photographers, and has contributed to several historical, biographical and environmental feature length documentaries, as well as online web-based series. She continues to refine her craft through multiple collaborations, freelance work and individual projects respectively.