Kevin Sharpley is the president and CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc. a full-service production company with specialties in integrated, branded and convergent media and development of in-house projects. He is also Executive Director of CineVisun TransMedia a non-profit organization that supports the independent film, media and entertainment industry. His range of work includes films, television, documentary, commercial, music video, multi-media and event video production. In addition, he is an actor and well-respected artist, having shown and performed his work in many exhibitions and shows throughout South Florida. Mr. Sharpley is the previous past Chairman of the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board appointed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and is currently a board member.
Mr. Sharpley has produced and directed many documentaries and television projects. Kevin Sharpley is a Sundance Institute fellow after having his documentary "Purvis Young, Young Purvis" selected for the Sundance Miami story development workshop. "Purvis Young, Young Purvis" is currently under development. He was asked to write an article about the experience by the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org/ blogs/from-the-labs/ ask-yourself-these-question s-when-developing-your-documentary).
Other projects include the documentary “Sove Nou" narrated by Danny Glover, featuring Wycleff Jean, “Nou Sove” which is currently under production featuring actor Jimmy Jean Louis (from the hit TNT show CLAWS, the NBC show “Heroes/Heroes Reborn” and the films “Joy” and “Tears of the Sun”), “Red Ribbon, White Party”, a documentary about the largest AIDS fundraiser in Florida featuring Billly Bean, Janice Dickinson, Carson Cressley, Junior Vasquez and Guinevere Turner, and “REJOICE!” featuring gospel superstars Kim Burell, Jackie Clark, Ronald Winans and Mario Winans.
In the television realm the critically acclaimed, multi-platform series "The Beach Chronicles”, of which the animated version was an official selection of The Miami International Film Festival, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival and the Supercon Super Geek Film Festival is currently under development. The Beach Chronicles features Tommy Flanagan (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Sons of Anarchy, Gladiator), Daryl Hannah, Michael Chiklis (Gotham, American Horror Story; Freakshow, Fantastic Four, The Shield), JoMarie Payton (Family Matters) and Jimmy Jean Louis. Other KijiK television projects in development include “Rose of Nashville”, “Playing as Locals” featuring Arlene Tur ("Eat, Pray, Love" and the STARZ network shows “Torchwood” and “Crash”) and “Rollin” about the largest car club in Florida.
Kevin Sharpley has also supervised the production of numerous music videos, commercials, and films. These include the music video “Here Comes the Hurricanes” featuring multi- album platinum artists from Bone Thugs and Harmony, and former NFL players Mike Rhump of the San Francisco 49ers and Nahjee Davenport of the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Sharpley’s credits also include the music video “While We’re Apart” featuring Grammy award winning artists Sly and Robbie; the Public Service Announcement “Walk to Fight” shown on affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, UPN, WB, Telemundo and Univision and the breakthrough short film and webisode series “Lifeline” featuring Marc Menard of "Gossip Girl", “Lost” and “All My Children, which has been developed for feature length.
In addition, Mr. Sharpley has overseen the production of numerous concert and event videos. Among the various concert and event video productions he has supervised are the Missy Elliot’s Video Music Award after party hosted by Bacardi, the concert video for platinum recording artist Foxy Brown, and the US Air Force “Into the Blue” series.
Kevin Sharpley has been in the Film and Entertainment industry for over twenty five years and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. As an actor he has been featured in the hit Fox Family series “S Club 7”, the HBO promo “Tonight”, the Verizon Commercial series “Can You Here Me Now” and in many other films, television shows, commercials and print campaigns (Macy's, Lens Crafters, Kohls, Aeropostle) throughout his career. He has also been profiled on the PBS series "Art Street" as a featured filmmaker, company owner, organization head and community organizer. In addition, he has done public service announcements for the PBS radio program NPR and the PBS member station WLRN. In addition, Mr. Sharpley has designed, moderated and emceed many panels, workshops and seminars. This includes the Miami Film Festival series “Producing in Florida and Beyond” now in it’s seventh year, “A Conversation With Cheryl Boone Isaacs” (recent past director for AMPAS of The Academy Awards) for the Miami Film Festival and an incredible youth workshop for The American Black Film Festival for underserved children featuring Vivica A. Fox, Wendell Pierce and Ronald Lang.
Kevin Sharpley has traveled internationally as a model for prestigious agencies such as Wilhelmina, Ford, Major and Boss having lived in Europe, Africa and around the United States. Mr. Sharpley writes poetry, short stories, novels and scripts based on his travels and experiences. He commits much of his time to giving back to the community and mentoring youth based on his experiences from around world. Mr. Sharpley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami with a dual major in motion pictures and psychology in addition to an Associates of Arts degree from Miami Dade College. He was inducted into the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2014.