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 additional cinematographer on “City So Real,” from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James, where they both debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on Starz and Hulu respectively.
Shaw’s debut documentary about New Jersey’s famous St. Anthony High School and Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, “The Street Stops Here,” aired nationally on PBS and ESPN in 2010 to rave reviews. The following year, Shaw’s Big Ten Network short documentary on a quadriplegic trying to regain the ability to walk won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Reporting Excellence. His cinematography talents were recognized in 2015 with a National Sports Emmy for ESPN’s FIFA World Cup Show Opens and Teases. Later that year, Shaw produced a documentary about the relationship between megastar Shaquille O’Neal and his collegiate coach, Dale Brown. “Shaq and Dale” premiered on ESPN.
Shaw’s next directorial work, “Let the Little Light Shine,” premiering at the True False Fest in March 2022 and airing on PBS POV in December, tells the story of a high achieving elementary school in Chicago that’s a beacon for Black children, until gentrification threatens its closure. Shaw’s also directing “One Golden Summer,” tracing the rise of an all-Black Little League Baseball team as it captured the national title and national imagination in 2014, only to lose its title and reputation under a cloud of scandal.