Keith McQuirter

Keith McQuirter is an award-winning producer, director, showrunner and filmmaker. In 2021 he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing for the EPIX music infused civil rights docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem, a counterpart to Godfather of Harlem, the acclaimed period drama featuring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Also as the showrunner, Keith executive produced the series with Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker and Grammy Award winner Swizz Beatz. He produced three episodes of Netflix’s critically acclaimed true-crime docuseries The Innocence Files directed by Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams. Keith produced and directed the documentary MILWAUKEE 53206 that aired on PBS/WORLD Channel’s "America ReFramed" and won Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. He co-produced the Peabody Award winning and Primetime Emmy nominated docuseries Brick City for Sundance TV.

ABOUT The 3,000 Project

The 3,000 Project follows four stories that reveal the complexities of crime and punishment, rehabilitation, and parole in America today while tracing the evolution of those realities over the past half-century.


The 3,000 Project


Spark Fund
PBS/Firelight William Greaves Fund






Spark Fund
PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund

Other Filmakers