Keith McQuirter is an award-winning director, producer, showrunner and filmmaker. In 2021 he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing for the MGM+ music infused civil rights docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem a counterpart to Godfather of Harlem, the acclaimed period drama featuring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Also a showrunner, Keith executive produced the series with Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker. He produced three episodes of Netflix’s critically acclaimed true-crime docuseries The Innocence Files directed by Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams. Keith directed and produced the documentary MILWAUKEE 53206 that aired on PBS/WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and won Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. He co-produced the Peabody Award winning and Primetime Emmy nominated docuseries Brick City for Sundance TV. 

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.  His production company Decoder Media is based in New York City.