Keith Wilson is a San Francisco-based producer, cinematographer and editor. He is currently in pre-production for Oscillate Wildly, a feature narrative film that he is co-writer and Director of Photography. The film is the recipient of two San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Ranin Foundation Grants and a Canon Filmmaking Grant from Film Independent. In 2013, he was Producer and Director of Photography for Interior. Leather Bar., which premiered at the Sundance and Berlinale Film Festivals. The film screened in over 75 festivals internationally, was nominated for a Cinema Eye award and was released theatrically by Strand Releasing in 2014.

In 2010, he directed and edited The Shrimp, a short documentary that screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the U.S. National Gallery of Art and won the Director’s Choice and Best Cinematography Award from the Black Maria Film Festival. Wilson is also a fine-art photographer whose recent work was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich, Germany and was an ArtForum Critic’s Pick. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from the University of Texas-Austin, where he was a University and Jesse Jones Fellow.

Films by Keith Wilson

The Shrimp

The commercial shrimping industry along the coasts of the American South is threatened by pollution, oil spills and consumer demand for less expensive foreign imports. THE SHRIMP is a meditative documentary film that follows the life, death and rebirth of one shrimp from the murky marshes of Savannah, Georgia. 

 

When the Light's Red

What do you do when you're stopped at an intersection and someone with a sign asks you for money? Do you give them some or do you stare straight ahead pretending they're not there? How do you sum up a person in the span of a red light?