Kevin Willmott

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Kevin Willmott (born August 31, 1959)[1] 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[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] Willmott's next film, Jayhawkers, received funding through, a crowdsourcing website.[4]


  • The '70s (2000) - writer
  • High Tech Lincoln (2005) - producer


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2] Archived September 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [3] Archived July 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ""Jayhawkers" - Feature Film by Kevin Willmott". Retrieved 2015-12-26.

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