Kenya Branch

Kenya Branch

MKB Productions

Director, producer and screenwriter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Kenya

I’m a screenwriter and producer who occasionally directs. I’ve been writing and producing for over twenty-five years. My scripts feature characters of diverse ethnicities finding common ground and even love when they aren't necessarily looking for it.

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.

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/



Name: Kenya Branch

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company: MKB Productions

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Awards

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

Projects

  • 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

Education

  • Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary (Newburgh, IN)

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