Keith McQuirter is an award-winning director, producer and showrunner. In 2021 he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing for the MGM+ music infused civil rights docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem. The series served as a counterpart to the highly acclaimed period drama Godfather of Harlem, featuring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Keith, along with Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker and Swizz Beatz, served as an executive producer on the series.
Keith produced three episodes of the Netflix critically acclaimed true-crime docuseries The Innocence Files, which was directed by Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams. Keith directed and produced MILWAUKEE 53206 a feature documentary about America’s most incarcerated zip code. The film aired on PBS/WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and won Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival.
Keith’s work also includes co-producing the Peabody Award-winning and Primetime Emmy-nominated docuseries Brick City for Sundance TV.
Currently, Keith is directing and executive producing the HBO Sports docuseries focused on the Home Run King, Barry Bonds. The project brings together the acclaimed producers of The Last Dance and OJ Made in America. Additionally, Keith is directing and producing a criminal justice feature documentary for PBS under his banner, Decoder Media, in co-production with ITVS and Firelight Media.
Keith studied film and television production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts where he was awarded the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award. His production company Decoder Media is based in New York City.