Keith McQuirter is an award winning producer and director with credits in TV documentary, digital media and commercials. In 2021 he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing for the EPIX 4-part docu-series By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem which he also executive produced. He produced three episodes of the true crime docu-series The Innocence Files for Netflix that released in 2020. He directed and produced the documentary MILWAUKEE 53206 that aired on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and won Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. That same year he also won the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Media for a Just Society Award. Keith co-produced the Peabody Award winning and Prime Time Emmy nominated docu-series Brick City for the Sundance Channel. He is currently directing a documentary about criminal justice in co-production with ITVS. An executive producer in advertising, Keith’s NYC-based production company, Decoder Media produces commercials for national and global brands in entertainment, apparel, beauty, food and consumer products.
Keith studied film and television production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts where he was awarded the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award. He also studied directing at the National Theater Institute.