Keith Famie — Documentary Filmmaker
Ten-time Emmy Award winning Visionalist Entertainment Productions was established in 1997 by Executive Producer and Director Keith Famie, who created a series for various network-affiliate television stations based on his adventurous cooking in exotic locations around the globe. Produced both in short news format segments and hour-long documentaries, Famie quickly developed his own unique style of film production.
Since these early years, Famie and his VEP team have produced a wide range of primetime programs, including thirty-two segments of 'Keith Famie's Adventure's' for Food Network; Ice Warriors, a documentary which followed the Detroit Red Wings Alumni team throughout Russia, and his human- interest and ethnic series, 'Our Story Of' www.ourstoryof.com, about Michigan’s immigrants.
Our Italian Story, Our Polish Story Our Greek Story, Our Arab American Story and Our India Story all earned high ratings for their commercial-free debuts, and winning a total of seven Emmys.
Detroit: Our Greatest Generation A film about our WWII veterans; a tribute to our ‘Greatest Generation.’ The premiere, held at the Fox Theatre in December 2009, brought the sons, daughters, grandchildren and relatives, 3,200 in all, to salute their ‘heroes’ on the big screen. Aired on WDIV-TV4, rated as the number one show that night.
Our Vietnam Generation A film dedicated to the unsung heroes, and survivors of the Vietnam War. An emotional event with over 3,000 attendees at the January 2011 Fox Theatre premiere. Aired on PBS February 2011. www.ourvietnamgeneration.com
Can You See How I See? An intimate and moving film that explores the world of the blind; a daily way of life unfamiliar to most. An astonishing, educational and inspiring film that documents the perseverance and faith of countless blind individuals. www.canyouseehowisee.com. Aired on PBS April 2011. Nominated for Best Human Interest documentary film.
One Soldier’s Story A PBS film about Sgt. Michael Ingram, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. www.v-prod.com click on “One Soldier’s Story.” Nominated for Best Topical documentary film.
“Keith Famie’s film about Sgt. Michael Ingram is incredibly powerful and moving. It’s an intimate portrayal of a soldier’s sacrifice and a family’s unbearable loss. It’s impossible to watch without breaking down and feeling the full cost of our decade long war. it’s a true and worthy tribute to a young man whose legacy will not be forgotten.” ~ Michael Hastings, Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone
2013 ‘In Production’
The Embrace of Aging A three-part series for PBS dedicated to living life and facing aging as men and women. The last in the series will be The Embrace of Dying – how we approach the end of life. www.embraceofaging.com
“We Tell America’s Stories”
Keith Famie, Director/Producer