Kenya Branch

Kenya Branch

President, screenwriter-producer at MKB Productions
Producer and Screenwriter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Member Since:
April 2014
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About Kenya

I’m a screenwriter-producer. I’ve been writing and producing for over twenty-five years. I'm a prolific writer and I have a definite voice. My screenplays feature characters of diverse ethnicities finding common ground and even love when they aren't necessarily looking for it. Many of my screenplays are faith based.

In 1990, my dramedy screenplay, Blood Type, was optioned by Los Angeles director-producer, Joel Rosenzweig.

In 1992, I wrote and co-produced a drama, "Dumped On," (about a thrill-seeking woman who reluctantly goes on a blind date with a church deacon after her player boyfriend dumps her) for Capital Cities/ABC that aired on its Philadelphia affiliate, WPVI (6ABC).

In 1993, my screenplay, Melting Pot, about an explosion of emotion in an African American neighborhood after a Korean greengrocer kills a harmless black wino, won the Writers Workshop (which was affiliated with the American Film Institute) national Ethnic Minority Screenplay competition in Los Angeles.

In 1996, I wrote and produced a short film, "People Like Me," featuring film star, Elizabeth Banks, that challenges the myth of racial purity in vignettes that illustrate society’s preoccupation with skin color and stereotypes. It has been used for corporate diversity training.

A short film that I wrote, "Absolutely Wonderful," was a finalist in the Maranatha Christian International Film Festival, in September, 2011. Another short film, “A Holy Kiss?,” that I wrote the screenplay for, was also an official selection in the festival.

Two of my screenplays were selected in the 2013 Colorado International Film Festival: Servants' Row (Before the legal institution of slavery, multi-racial indentured servants flee from an increasingly tyrannical farm owner in colonial North Carolina) and Inhumane Traffic (The odd team of an Amish-like church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective break up a major slave trafficking network).

The animated film I wrote and produced, “Common Ground,” was an official selection of the 2014 Attic Film Festival (TAFF 2014). It was also an official selection in the 2014 International Christian Film Festival.

Servants' Row was also a finalist in the 2014 Chicago Screenplay Contest. It and Generational Curses were quarter finalists in the 2014 Write Movies Writing Contest.

Generational Curses was also a finalist in the 2016 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays and the 2016 Urbanworld International Film Festival. It was also just listed in the Hot 100 of screenplays in the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition.

My faith-based screenplay, Tried by Fire, was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Spirit Quest Feature Screenplay Competition.



My faith-based screenplay, Tried by Fire,was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Spirit Quest Feature Screenplay Competition.

My IMDB Credits page is http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5276652/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

My Linkedin profile is https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kenya-branch/2/465/690

My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MKenyaBranchProductionsLlc

My blog can be read at https://kenyabranch.wordpress.com/


Loglines

  • More Alive

    More Alive Drama After a sheltered Caucasian coed makes her first African American friend, she struggles to free herself of her white supremacist father and their church that teaches hate.

  • God's Gang

    God's Gang Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama In post-civil war Philadelphia, after their integrationist spouses are murdered, a black man and an Irish woman are caught in the middle of a bitter struggle between ethnic dockworkers and rich owners that could start a race war.

  • Only Lies Matter

    Only Lies Matter Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Amid racial tensions on campus, a racist coed, fiercely proud of her European heritage, desperately seeks the truth about her family after a DNA test revealing African ancestry proves she isn’t who her parents say she is. 

  • Prisoners in Pain Sight

    Prisoners in Pain Sight Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Western After a white farmer saves the life of a runaway slave, the slave helps his injured widow repair her rundown farm while they prepare to fight off dangerous men who are after them both. 

  • And You Will Know the Truth

    And You Will Know the Truth Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama After the teen daughter of illegal aliens recovers from being hit by a car, she searches for her parents who she fears may have been deported with the guilt-ridden driver who hit her.

  • Bound for Germany Town

    Bound for Germany Town Budget: $1M - $5M | Family Historical In 1832 Virginia, after a wealthy black plantation owner’s family is killed, all his possessions stolen or burned, and he’s left for dead by racists, he’s bent on revenge until a prophetess and two Christian women, who nurse him back to health during a miraculous road trip and try to stop him from confronting the cold-blooded murderer who’ll likely kill him.  

  • Givers and Takers

    Givers and Takers Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Taking down a corrupt political candidate before a fast approaching election is key for an FBI agent to prove his brother was a pawn in the murder of a prostitute connected to both.

  • Servants' Row

    Servants' Row Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Historical On a plantation in the antebellum south, a taboo romance exacerbates tensions between the multicultural indentured servants and an increasingly tyrannical owner.

  • Inhumane Traffic

    Inhumane Traffic Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime Drama After the brutal murder of a missionary, an old fashioned church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective team up against ruthless gangsters who run a major slave trafficking network.

  • A New Day

    A New Day Budget: $100K - $1M | Family Musical After a black high school student befriends a new talented Latina transfer student, they give new life to the stodgy traditional Christmas musical and change racist attitudes in a small town.

  • WATCH NIGHT

    WATCH NIGHT Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama After his wife abandons him and their autistic child, a husband loses everything and needs supernatural help to maintain his dignity and keep his child.

  • GENERATIONAL CURSES

    GENERATIONAL CURSES Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama After a bitter alcoholic rescues a broken teenager from a life in the sex trade he struggles to find her parents while her trafficking pimp pursues them.

  • Tried By Fire

    Tried By Fire Drama Family After a black Pentecostal church burns down, the white pastor of a conservative church tries to take sole credit when the churches merge in a racially polarized town.

  • Christmas Story

    Christmas Story Drama A multi-ethnic family’s secrets and animus boil over during Christmas week as its devious matriarch battles for her life.

Credits

  • From This Day Foward

    From This Day Foward (2013)
    Film (short) by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • What You Have Purposed 2

    What You Have Purposed 2 (2013)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • Common Ground (animation)

    Common Ground (animation) (2013)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Co-Producer, Director

  • What You Have Purposed

    What You Have Purposed (2012)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • Absolutely Wonderful (animation)

    Absolutely Wonderful (animation) (2010)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Co-Producer, Director

  • Are We Neighbors?

    Are We Neighbors? (2008)
    Video by MKB Productions, Nicole Ayers Writer, Producer

  • A Prodigal Father

    A Prodigal Father (2008)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • A Holy Kiss

    A Holy Kiss (2008)
    by MKB, Teamwork, Scott E. Kaufman Writer, Producer

  • Growing Up

    Growing Up (2008)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • Just Talkin'

    Just Talkin' (2008)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • The Only Daddy I've Known

    The Only Daddy I've Known (2008)
    Video by MKB Productions Writer, Producer, Director

  • The Word Will Set You Free

    The Word Will Set You Free (2004)
    Video by Bob Lott, Teamwork Productions Writer, Producer

  • People Like Me

    People Like Me (1995)
    Film by Bob Lott, Teamwork Productions Writer, Producer

  • Dumped On

    Dumped On (1992)
    Television by C. L. Williams Writer, Producer

Awards

  • Won the Writers Workshop Ethnic Minority Best Screenplay award.
    (1993)

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