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|Born||August 31, 1959|
Junction City, Kansas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Marymount College (B.A.)|
New York University (MFA)
|Occupation||Film director and writer|
College film professor
|Employer||University of Kansas|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay|
Kevin Willmott (born August 31, 1959) is an American film director and screenwriter, and 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. In Jayhawkers (2014), he followed the life of Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and the 1956 Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. Willmott has collaborated with Spike Lee, with whom he shared an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman. The two again collaborated in writing Da 5 Bloods, released worldwide digitally on June 12, 2020.
Willmott grew up in 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. He has worked as a screenwriter and film director, known for work related to African-American history and contemporary issues.
|1999||Ninth Street||Director, writer, producer, actor|
|The Search for Inflata-boy||Actor|
|The Fascist of X-Mart||Actor|
|2004||C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America||Director and writer|
|2007||Waiting for the Son||Actor|
|2008||Bunker Hill||Director, writer, and producer|
|The Only Good Indian||Director and producer|
|2013||Destination: Planet Negro||Director and writer|
|Jayhawkers||Director, writer, and producer|
|2020||Da 5 Bloods||Writer|
|The 24th||Director and co-writer|
|2005||High Tech Lincoln||Producer|