Kevin Willmott

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Kevin Willmott wrote and directed the feature film C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004), about America, had the South won the Civil War. After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, IFC Films purchased the film for domestic theatrical distribution. CSA was released theatrically by IFC in late 2005 and is now available on DVD. The film is also being distributed theatrically internationally.Willmott's latest film, Bunker Hill (2008), is currently in post-production. Bunker Hill (2008) stars James McDaniel of "NYPD Blue" (1993), along with Saeed Jaffrey, Laura Kirk, Kevin Geer, Blake Robbins and Scott Allegrucci. Willmott is producer and director of Bunker Hill (2008), from a script he wrote with Greg Hurd. He begins filming Wilt of Kansas, a narrative feature about Wilt Chamberlain's years in college, in the summer of 2007.Ninth Street (1999), an independent feature film starring Martin Sheen and Isaac Hayes, was written, produced and co-directed by Willmott. He also played the role of Huddie, one of the film's main characters. Ninth Street (1999) was released in November, 1999, on video and DVD by Ideal.For television, Willmott co-wrote with Mitch Brian House of Getty and The '70s (2000) (TV), both mini-series for NBC. The '70s (2000) (TV) aired on ABC in May of 2000. He co-produced High Tech Lincoln (2005) (TV), a special which premiered on The History Channel in 2005.As a screenwriter, Willmott co-wrote Shields Green and The Gospel of John Brown with Mitch Brian. The script was purchased by 'Chris Columbus'' 1492 Productions for 20th Century Fox. He has also co-wrote Civilized Tribes for producer Robert Lawrence and 20th Century Fox. Producer and director Oliver Stone hired him to co-write Little Brown Brothers, about the Philippine Insurrection. He adapted the book Marching To Valhalla by Michael Blake for Oliver Stone. Willmott also adapted The Watsons Go To Birmingham for CBS, Columbia Tri-Star and Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg. Willmott recently adapted and directed a stage version of The Watsons Go To Birmingham, in New York and at Kansas City's Coterie Theater.The play T-Money And Wolf, written with Ric Averill, dealing with the holocaust and contemporary gang violence, was selected as part of the New Vision/New Voices series produced by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The play is published by Dramatic Publishing.Willmott recently directed premiere performances of Now Let Me Fly, a new play by Marcia Cebulska commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision to segregate public schools. The performances featured actors James McDaniel ("NYPD Blue" (1993)), Roger Aaron Brown ("The District" (2000)) and Yolanda King, and musical performers Queen Bey and Kelley Hunt.Willmott grew up in Junction City, Kansas, and attended Marymount College, receiving his BA in Drama. After graduation, he returned home, working as a peace and civil rights activist, fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless and forcing the integration of several long-standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, receiving several writing awards and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.He is an Assistant Professor in the Film Studies Department of Kansas University. He and his wife Becky have five children and live in Lawrence, Kansas.## ## ##
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