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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. Recently, he is a repeat collaborator of Spike Lee.
Life and career
Wilmott 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 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