Ken Beale

Ken Beale

Director, Filmmaker and Producer

Greenville, South Carolina

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About Ken

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Ken Beale is a seasoned filmmaker who believes that God has a specific purpose and plan for each of us. Beale began his career in film as a production assistant at Unusual Films while earning his degree in cinema at BJU. It was then that Beale found his true calling - to influence others’ worldview for Christ through the medium of motion pictures.

Today Beale serves as president of SailWind, Inc., a strategic marketing communications firm and motion picture production company. With more than 30 years experience as a filmmaker and marketing communications professional Beale has developed marketing programs for market-leader companies and multi-national clients.

Previously as vice president of Shorey and Associates Marketing Communications he was brought in to reposition the 35-year advertising agency for new growth in a slow-growth economy and manage all of the agency’s client service accounts. Recognizing the need to improve the agency’s creative aptitude, Beale recruited new creative talent into the agency, and pulled account service and creative teams together to pursue new business in industrial, AEC and building products segments. Engaging such companies as Briggs Plumbing, Tindall Corporation, Patterson Pumps, Tranter and GE Lighting Systems, in just two years his team grew the business by more than 50%.

Throughout his career Beale has produced numerous corporate and marketing films serving such national and international clients as Michelin, Ford, Toro Irrigation Division, Maxfli Golf, Ryobi, Uniroyal/Goodrich, Lanier Worldwide, General Nutrition Products, VELUX, South Carolina DHEC, Champion Aviation Products and Lockheed Martin.

In 2014 Beale released the feature-length television documentary entitled The Sereer: Desperately Trying to Please God, which explores the culture, lifestyle and beliefs of the people of the Sereer tribe in Senegal, West Africa.

Beale is currently involved in three new film projects. He is producing Everything Happens At Once, a dramatic, sci-fi comedy feature film currently in post-production and planned for release in theaters in 2017. He is co-producing Christ Village, a documentary feature film showcasing the work of Christ among India’s Untouchables. He recently produced Leo Twiggs - Requiem for Mother Emanuel, a short tribute film on the artist’s series of paintings on the massacre at Emanuel AME Church and the grace shown by the church in the aftermath.

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Mar 2016
Winner, Best Picture
Winner, Best Music Score
Winner, Best Director - Documentary
International Independent Film Awards 2016
Platinum Winner, Feature Documentary
Gold Winner, Original Score
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, Jan 2016
Winner, Best Original Score
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Mar 2016
Winner, Best Documentary Feature
Winner, Best Editing
Winner, Best Music Score
Winner, Best Cinematography
Winner, Best Director
Winner, Best Producer
The Monthly Film Festival 2016
Winner, Best Feature Film, Feb 2016
International New York Film Festival, 2016
Southeastern International Film Festival
Christian Film Festival, June 2016
Winner, Best Documentary
Winner, Best Soundtrack
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Best Documentary Feature
4F Family Friendly Film Festival 2016
Nominated, Best Feature Documentary
International Christian Film Festival 2015
Winner, Most Inspiring Documentary
Christian Worldview Film Festival 2015
Winner, Missions Awareness Award
Finalist, Best Gospel Presentation
Finalist, Best Documentary
Capital City Black Film Festival, Aug 2016
Winner, 2nd Place Best Documentary Short

Contact Information
Ken Beale
SailWind, Inc.
217 E. Stone Ave. Ste 21
Greenville, SC 29611

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