Screening of MILWAUKEE 53206 in Minneapolis at Urban Affairs Conference & Solomon’s Porch

April 22, 2017Keith
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This weekend we had two back-to-back screenings of MILWAUKEE 53206 in Minneapolis.  The first was at Urban Affairs international annual conference which is an interdisciplinary space for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life.  Urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals present their theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research with an aim to foster understanding […]

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Detroit Premiere of MILWAUKEE 53206 at the FREEP Film Festival

April 1, 2017Keith
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Another lively discussion after the premiere of MILWAUKEE 53206 at the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the FREEP Film Festival.  After the film Detroit Free Press staff writer Katrease Stafford led a discussion that included myself;  Beverly Walker and Chad Wilson, both stories in the film; Michigan State Representative Erika Geiss, D-Taylor and Joseph […]

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Special Guest at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin

March 1, 2017Keith
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Edgewood College planned a full day surrounding MILWAUKEE 53206.  The Dominican Catholic college long ago committed itself to issues of social justice and the faculty and students greeted me and Beverly Walker, who is featured in MILWAUKEE 53206, with a warm welcome.  The campus theater was packed for the screening, and afterwards Beverly, Prestisa (Beverly’s oldest […]

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Speaker at Lobby Day at the Wisconsin State Capital Building

February 28, 2017Keith
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The State Senator of Wisconsin, Lena Taylor, asked that I be a guest at first annual Lobby Day that takes place at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin, where constituents lobby their legislature on issues of criminal justice and many other issues affecting their state.  I was honored to be apart of the successful event and […]

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Pioneers: Cadillac 2017 Oscars Commercial

February 26, 2017Keith

I agency executive produced three Cadillac spots for the new ‘Dare Greatly’ campaign that launched during Oscars 2017.  I had an amazing time working with Cadillac, the creative team at Rokkan, who is re-imagining this classic American icon, and Independent Media.

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Featured Guest at Mission Week at Marquette University

February 6, 2017Keith
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It was an honor to be the featured guest at the kick-off of Marquette University’s Mission Week. The day of dialogue revolved around MILWAUKEE 53206 with 1,200 in total attendance. Beyond discussions of racial justice, I had a chance to dialogue with the Marquette film students about filmmaking and their aspirations to be directors and […]

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MILWAUKEE 53206 at Google Creative Lab in NYC

January 19, 2017Keith
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We had a great screening and lively discussion at Google Creative Lab in NYC. It’s amazing the ideas that get generated when you bring dynamic creatives from different stratas together in one room. I’m so proud of my team and my cast and very excited by what’s to come.

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Blog Post I wrote about the Epidemic of Vanishing Black Men

September 27, 2016Keith
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“This past spring, a New York Times article attempted to uncover the enormity of the crisis by giving a glimpse with a staggering number: 1.5 million black men between the ages 25-54 are missing from daily life due to early death or incarceration….  This is a tsunami that must end.”

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The Summit for Change in Washington DC

June 24, 2016Keith
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The MILWAUKEE 53206 family were invited to speak at The Summit for Change in Washington DC.  After a screening of the film we shared the panel with activists who are working across the US in criminal justice reform.  It was truly an honor to be part of The Summit and to meet so many leaders committed […]

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America’s Most Incarcerated Zip Code: 53206

July 8, 2015Keith
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This year, I’ve been directing a documentary that follows the affects mass incarceration has on a community.  This story takes us into the heart of Milwaukee’s poorest zip code 53206 where by the age of 34, only 38% of the men have not spent time in a state correctional facility.

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Wunmi FITBODY (PUSH) Music Video Released

October 6, 2014Keith
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I had a great time working with the AfroBeat Maven Wunmi and choreographers Ousmane and Joilynn. I’ve loved Wunmi’s music ever since I first heard her collaboration with Masters At Work on the tribute remake to Fela Kuti’s Expensive Sh*t. When her freshman album A.L.A dropped, I knew I had to work with her and […]

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NY Rangers Go to the Finals!

May 15, 2014Keith
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I had a great crew and cast on the NY Rangers spot shot in Mt. Kisco, NY with super fan Dancing Larry. And, just in time for the Finals! The blinged out boom box didn’t make it into the spot, but it was awesome nevertheless. Let’s Go Rangers!

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Vogue

November 4, 2013Keith
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From the Vogue Closet I directed through Decoupage Productions for Condé Nast Entertainment. The executives at Vogue were all great sports. These women run departments in one of the leading fashion publications in the world, so for them to break away from their schedules to be in front of the camera was out of the […]

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