We create compelling stories for theatrical release, television, advertizing and brands. We make films of all shapes and sizes and we don’t define ourselves by a category. We define ourselves by the beauty, the originality and the impact of the stories we tell.
Kief Davidson is an Academy Award nominated director known for crafting films that inspire, inform, and entertain.
Kief is currently in post-production on WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF, a Netflix Documentary that investigates who was behind Bob Marley’s assassination attempt in 1976.
His recent film, THE IVORY GAME, is a documentary following undercover intelligence operatives across the globe for 16 months as they infiltrate deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the ivory trafficking crisis. The film was executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and premiered at the 2016 Telluride and Toronto film festivals. It launched internationally as a Netflix original and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Kief also directed OPEN HEART, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 85th Academy Awards. The HBO film took him and a small crew across Rwanda and Sudan where they followed eight children on a perilous journey to get high-risk heart surgery at Africa’s only high-tech, free-of-charge cardiac hospital.
He also recently directed and produced the companion film, called BENDING THE ARC. This feature documentary follows Dr. Paul Farmer and an extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years ago to save lives in rural Haiti grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. The film, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
His film A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY – released by Radius/TWC. Narrated by Jason Bateman, the film delves into the extraordinary impact of LEGO and the innovative uses for it that has sprung up around the world.
Other films include, KASSIM THE DREAM, released by IFC won numerous international film festivals, including AFI, IDFA and Silver Docs. And THE DEVIL’S MINER, won over 15 awards at international film festivals including Tribeca, Hot Docs, Chicago and Woodstock. The film was nominated for Best Documentary by The DGA and won the Fipresci Prize at Hot Docs.
In addition, Kief has directed commercial campaigns for global brands, including: GE, Toyota, and Absolut.