DERWIN GRAHAM is a Producer in the documentary film industry currently based in Houston, Texas. The 2015 graduate from the Baylor University JPR&NM program was not only an All-Big 12 Student-Athlete in Track & Field/XC, but he also served as the social media chair for Baylor NABJ during his collegiate time.
Since graduating from Baylor, Derwin has been working in the documentary film industry, most notably with ESPN, overseeing the archival footage process on various 30 for 30 and ESPN Films projects. In 2020, he was a part of “The Last Dance” team that won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.
In 2022, he won a Silver Award at the 2022 Telly Awards for his contribution on the ESPN docuseries, “Ahmad Inside.” He has also worked as a Producer on documentary projects for many notable companies such as HBO, TIME and the Religion of Sports. He currently works as an Archival Producer for Spike Lee’s production company, 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks.
Aside from working in the professional industry on documentaries, Derwin also pursues his own personal film projects as well. His most recent documentary film project is prepping for a festival run later this year. In May 2022, Derwin graduated with his MFA in Documentary Production & Studies from the University of North Texas.
Making it through football was always Plan A in life. Finding out that ADHD was keeping him from efficiently learning a playbook wasn't part of the plan. Now Lache Seastrunk, a former football standout, strives to overcome the newfound trial in hopes of still fulfilling his dream of making it in the NFL.
THE STRAIGHT RACE
The purpose of The Straight Race was to showcase how walking by faith while chasing your dreams and doing what you love can give you the ultimate satisfaction in life. As long as you see the vision you have set and chase it relentlessly, you are running the straight race.
A young man, Grant Fisher, tries to find his meaning and place in life after the loss of his parents. He turns to the fast life of the streets while his twin brother, Que, relies on academics and athletics to get him away from everything surrounding their troubling Louisiana neighborhood. Grant makes enemies in the streets that result in mistaken identity and his brother being killed. Grant sees this as a new opportunity at life and goes to college to assume his brother's identity there as a student athlete.
THE '91 ROOS
In 1991, Killeen, Texas, the small central Texas town directly adjacent to Ft Hood, one of the world’s largest military bases, dealt with the severe tragedy from both the Persian Gulf War and the Luby’s Massacre. The 1991 Killeen High School football team went on an improbable run during their season, resulting in the city's first and only state title and bringing hope to a small town in need.
Lacheiavelli official selections to film festivals during its 2018 festival run.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"HOOD" was the winner in the feature length screenplay category at the 2018 National Black Film Festival and recipient of the Award of Excellence at the 2018 BEA Festival of Media Arts.