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 docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem which he also executive produced with Nina Yang Bongiovi and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Keith 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 MILWAUKEE 53206 a feature documentary that aired on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and won Best 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 docuseries 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.