Trevite A. Willis is the founder/producer of Southern Fried Filmworks. Recent projects she has produced include The Dark Rite and Cargo. Trevite is currently producing the documentary, Rough Ride: The Race for Mayor in Charm City, as well as the feature, Maya and Her Lover.
Ms. Willis has produced independent music videos and feature films including the romantic comedy, “What a Man Wouldn’t Do for a Woman”, and the African-American gay coming-of- age, “Blueprint”, which enjoyed success at festivals such as the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, OutFest, NewFest, Frameline as well as others around the world. The 2008 Columbia University short film, “Uncle Killa”, she produced earned the director a DGA Best Student Film – African American award. Also “Uncle Killa” was selected as an HBO finalist at the American Black Film Festival, and picked up by HBO.
She produced the award-winning Bahamian drama, “Children of God”, which is currently airing on Showtime. “Children of God” have had theatrical releases in the US, UK and The Netherlands. The film has won 17 awards, and has sold to 24 other territories. In addition, she produced the award-winning short, “Passage” with “Children of God” director.
She holds an MBA in International Business and has been continuously engaged in film production since 1999. Her music video productions have included works with Grammy nominees and winners including Shawn Mullins and Speech of Arrested Development.