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Mr. Kirk Shannon-Butts

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Background Information

Employment History

Online Journal

LGBT Excellence Centre



Communications Director

Millennia Scope Entertainment Foundation Inc

Fashion Market Editor

Glamour/ AG




New York University

MFA degree

Film & Television Production

Chapman University

Master of Fine Arts ( MFA ) degree

Film & Television Production

Chapman University's Cecil B. DeMille's School of Film & Television

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Interview: Kréyol Essence founder Yve-Car Momperousse | GBMNews [cached]

Kirk Shannon-Butts, Arts & Cultural Editor for GBMNews chats with Yve-Car about her business inspiration and amazing product line.


New York, NY -- March 15, 2007 -- Kirk Shannon-Butts' critically acclaimed debut feature film "Blueprint" has been accepted by the 21st Annual London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, (LLGFF) organized by the British Film Institute. (BFI). The festival is the third largest film festival in the UK and attracts audiences of over 25,000. The LLGFF will run from March 21 through April 4, 2007.

Director Kirk Shannon-Butts observes: "My goal is to balance cinema through provocative stories and images of those members/citizens of the American landscape not fully addressed/realized in Hollywood films.
Following a recent sneak preview screening in Washington, DC, Shannon-Butts was recognized as "definitely a director to watch" and "the new face of Black Gay & Lesbian cinema."
pHilmZ in 1998 by Kirk Shannon-Butts. BAP! pHilmZ produced the short video films "cK Theory," "Immaculate" and "Angel Art."
BAP! pHilmZ transitioned from video to film and became boiWONDA pHilmZ. boiWONDA pHilmZ has produced "Beneath the Surface," "Complete Abandon" and our first feature length film "Blueprint."
Kirk Shannon-Butts (Writer / Director) Fashionista (Glamour, Vogue, Rolling Stone) by day and filmmaker every other second of the day, Kirk graduated from Chapman University in 2000 with a MFA degree in Film & Television Production. Kirk's graduate thesis film, "Complete Abandon," premiered at the Jamerican Film Festival and went on to screen at Cannes, The Kennedy Center, and New Festival. "Complete Abandon" was one of twelve short films selected to represent the Pan African existence/experience across the Diaspora. In 2004 he received the Plant-a-Seed Emerging Filmmaker Award from Reel Affirmations/1 in 10 for his short film follow-up short film "Beneath the Surface" and a Jerome Foundation grant for "Blueprint."
Kirk was recently invited to participate in Shout, HBO's GLBT Short Film Competition.
"My goal with 'Blueprint,' " notes director Shannon-Butts, " is to grow the aesthetics of Black, Gay, Urban and Independent filmmaking.
Director Kirk Shannon-Butts will be exhibiting "Blueprint" in upcoming festivals worldwide, and promoting the film on U-Tube, MySpace,, and other emerging websites.
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Kirk Shannon-Butts – Nhojj [cached]

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Julien's Bed at African Diaspora Film Festival
Kirk directed my first music video Love which was the theme song for his highly acclaimed film Blueprint. Julien's Bed is premiering at the New York African Diaspora Film Festival.
Kirk has directed both of my music videos and I really admire and love him - he deserves every success. My song Love is the theme song for this film, so in a way I'll be going to India as well... Yeah!!! lol
Blueprint has screened at over 50 International Film Festivals (including Cannes Film Festival), Universities, and Gay Prides. Kirk is currently working on "The Day Eazy E Died" by best-selling author James Earl Hardy.
I'm proud of our director Kirk Shannon-Butts for trusting his creative instincts, and I'm happy Amazing Grace could be used to shine light on another expression of Love.
To my leading man Ron Hill ~ thank you for being gay for a day:) To my director and producer - Kirk Shannon-Butts and Adrian Lopez, you guys delivered another spectacularly beautiful video!
Kirk Shannon-Butts - Director

Barbados Music Awards 09 – Nhojj [cached]

Nhojj tapped the talents of Maxwell stylist, Kirk Shannon-Butts, for his recent Barbados Music Awards performance. "I've always been a huge admirer of Maxwell. The singer says, "His style is smooth, elegant and authentic. It distinguishes him as an artist. I wanted to bring this sense of style and individuality to my BMA performance so I contacted Kirk. He orchestrated the style for the Maxwell 2008 Tour."

For the morning show, Kirk chose vintage black tux jacket and pink t shirt by African designers Bebenoir.

Watch “Love� Music Video – Nhojj [cached]

Kirk Shannon-Butts did a great job capturing the beauty and essence of "Love".

"Love" climbed to #1 on the MTV Music Top 100 and "Love" won the 2009 R&B/Soul OUTStanding song of the year.
Award Ceremonies, Blueprint Movie, Kirk Shannon-Butts, LGBTQ, Love, Love is Love, Love Songs, MTV, R&B/Soul, Same Gender Love

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