Kevin Shaw

Director, Producer, Cinematographer

As a director, producer, and cinematographer, Kevin Shaw has created award-winning content for national television networks. Shaw was a segment director and cinematographer on America to Me and a cinematographer on City So Real, both series from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James.

Shaw’s debut documentary about Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley Sr., The Street Stops Here, aired nationally on PBS and ESPN to rave reviews. His short documentary on a quadriplegic trying to regain the ability to walk won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Reporting Excellence. He won a National Sports Emmy in cinematography for ESPN’s FIFA World Cup.

Shaw’s current directorial work, Let the Little Light Shine, premiered at the True/False Film Festival in March 2022 to stellar reception and has screened at a dozen festivals across the country. The film will air on PBS’ award-winning series POV in December of 2022.

Participating Sessions

Forging the Future: FRONTLINE/Firelight Fellowship

The FRONTLINE/Firelight Investigative Journalism Fellowship was created in 2018 to support independent filmmakers of color interested in journalistic documentary filmmaking. Representatives from each organization will show us three case studies on how these two media powerhouses are coming together to guide the next generation in leading-edge work.