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Kevin Willmott (born August 31, 1959) is an American film director and screenwriter, as well as a professor of film at the University of Kansas. He is known for work focusing on black issues including writing and directing Ninth Street, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, and Bunker Hill. His The Only Good Indian (2009) was a feature film about Native American children at an Indian boarding school and the forced assimilation that took place. He has collaborated with Spike Lee, with whom he shared an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
Life and careerEdit
Willmott grew up Junction City, Kansas, and received a BA in Drama from Marymount College. He received a M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked as a screenwriter and film director, known for work related to African-American history and contemporary issues.
He won the Best Director award at the American Indian Film Festival with The Only Good Indian. Willmott's next film, Jayhawkers, received funding through Kickstarter.com, a crowdsourcing website.
- Ninth Street (1999) - director, writer, producer, actor
- Das Bus (2003) - self
- The Search for Inflata-boy (2003) - actor
- The Fascist of X-Mart (2003) - actor
- C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) - director, writer
- Waiting for the Son (2007) - actor
- Bunker Hill (2008) - director, writer, producer
- The Only Good Indian (2008) - director, producer
- Destination: Planet Negro (2013) - director, writer
- Jayhawkers (2013) - director, writer, producer
- Chi-Raq (2015) - writer
- BlacKkKlansman (2018) - writer
- The '70s (2000) - writer
- High Tech Lincoln (2005) - producer