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 books, "Eye on the Scene (2006)," "Japan (2012)." His next film promise to be his best yet, "The Girl From Harajuku" filmed in Tokyo, Japan and Oahu, HI, and shot with the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera in 2.5k.
Nice port and impressive profile! Thank you for the friend request, I'd love to work with you on a project someday, let me know if you plan to shoot on Kauai or need me for a project on the outer islands..
“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” ~ Helen Dyer Volunteerism is what ‘Ōlelo Community Media is built upon. For nearly 24 years, ‘Ōlelo Volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours assisting with community production work, mentoring […]
Gather your students, get your popcorn, sit down and be prepared to be entertained by this year’s ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Video Competition’s 658 amazing entries presented by Sony. The time will fly by as the students demonstrate their creativity and express their views of the issues facing our state. This year’s record number of entries, […]
Come see our newest community media center (cmc) at Kaimuki High School on Wednesday, February 27th. This cmc replaces ‘Olelo’s facility at Jarrett Middle School and represents an exciting new partnership with Kaimuki High School and DOE TeleSchool Branch. We hope you can join us in celebrating this new chapter in our service to Oahu […]
‘Olelo Community Media will cablecast the historic joint inauguration of incoming Mayor Kirk Caldwell and newly elected Honolulu City Council members Ikaika Anderson, Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor, Kymberly Pine and Joey Manahan on Wednesday, January 2nd. The one-hour ceremony will air live on ‘Olelo Channel O‘AHU 55 starting at 10 a.m. It will also be […]
‘Ōlelo Community Media will cablecast LIVE the public viewing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye as he lies in state at the State Capitol on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5pm through midnight. According to Governor Abercrombie, at the request of the late Senator Inouye’s family, the cablecast will be aired without commentary. TV Broadcast: Saturday Dec. […]
Thought you or someone you know might want this part time contract work for live event Brand Ambassador/Promo Model work... Because you live in the area, I thought you or someone you know might want to work at one of our live event…
I was so honored to have been casted in a Day Role on a Lifetime Channel Movie. The cast and crew from LA were so awesome to work with. I can't thank Mike and his awesome crew enough for the opportunity to work on such a professional set.…
The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community.
As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts.