Kirk Fraser

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Kirk Fraser
Kirk Fraser on Music Video Set.jpg
Kirk Fraser in 2005
Born (1976-02-12) February 12, 1976 (age 38)
Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation Producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 1998–present

Kirk Fraser (born February 12, 1976) is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

Kirk Fraser's first documentary film, The Life of Rayful Edmond: The Rise and Fall, Vol. I was released on July 12, 2005.[1]

In 2006 Fraser teamed up with Lil' Kim and Tracey Edmonds to develop a reality series, Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown on BET. It was the highest debuting series in BET history with 1.9 million viewers. [2]

Fraser produced and directed Without Bias, a documentary film on Len Bias.[3][4] The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 13th Annual American Black Film Festival.[5]

In 2009 ESPN selected Fraser to join the list of the top 30 film directors to develop 30 for 30, a series of documentaries in celebration of ESPN's 30Th Anniversary.[6]

Fraser executive produced Mayor For Life, a reality series on the former mayor of Washington, DC Marion Barry.[7] The show was cancelled after a former employee of Councilwoman Yvette Alexander was fired for her appearance in the pilot episode that premiered on YouTube.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • The Life of Rayful Edmond (2005) (director & executive producer)
  • Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown (2006) TV series (producer)
  • Against All Odds (2006) TV Movie (director & producer)
  • American Gangster (2006–2008) TV series (producer)
  • Party Boyz (2009) (executive producer)
  • Without Bias (2009) (director & executive producer)
  • Mayor For Life (2010) (executive producer)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Series
2006 Urban DVD Awards Won Best Documentary The Life of Rayful Edmond
2009 American Black Film Festival Won Best Documentary Without Bias
2010 Black Reel Awards Won Best Documentary Without Bias
2010 The New York Festivals Won Television & Film Community Portraits Without Bias
2010 Sports Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Sports Documentary Without Bias 30 for 30
2010 Peabody Award Won Outstanding Documentary ESPN Films 30 for 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cauvin, Henri E. (July 22, 2005). "A Drug Kingpin's Hot-Selling Story: DVD on Rayful Edmond III Has Captivated Washington". Washington Post. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ "BET's Lil' Kim reality series becomes channel's most-watched debut". Targetmarketnews.com. 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Nancy Doyle (February 26, 2008). "Len Bias Movie Promoted at Sundance: Guerilla marketing tactics pay off for a group of Washington filmmakers". Washingtonian.com. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  4. ^ Bratcher, Drew (June 1, 2009). "Death of a Legend". Washingtonian.com. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "From Awards to Opening Nights, District Stars in Film and TV". July 20, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lidz, Franz (September 30, 2009). "ESPN's '30 for 30' Lets Flmmakers Take the Real Big Picture Behind the Games". New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  7. ^ Argetsinger, Amy (March 25, 2010). "Marion Barry declines to discuss potential reality show all about Marion Barry". Washington Post. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ Mandell, Nina (December 10, 2010). "The next Sarah Palin? Former DC Mayor Marion Barry launches reality show on YouTube". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 

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