Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Actor, Photographer, and Cinematographer.
My mission is to create a body of work that will stand the test of time. Self taught, creative, enthusiastic and professional are among some of the words used to describe filmmaker/photographer, Kelvin Kinte. After working on "Straight Out of Brooklyn" in 1989, he went on to make his first feature film, "Gotta Be A Better Way (1991-1994).” The film was a finalist for the Gordon Park Film Awards for the Best Director. The film was shown at Clark Atlanta University and at the Mayfair Theatre, in Ottawa, Canada. He also worked as a special event photographer for IFP, The Independent Filmmaker Project, photographing Spike Lee, Ed Burns, and Martin Scorsese just to name a few. His other works are, "The Poets (2000-2001)," "What's Going On” (2001)," "Reparation Now (2002)," "Unsung Heroes (2007)," "To Dance In Paradise (2008)," and photo book"Eye on the Scene” (2006), "Japan” (2012). One of his Japan photos was published in “Colours of Asia” (2013) His next film "The Girl From Harajuku" filmed in Tokyo, Japan and Oahu, HI. (2013-14) Photo Book “The Girl From Harajuku” Next film “Black Money” 2015)