As an award-winning producer, director, and multimedia artist, Ken’s work has been televised and screened in festivals, galleries, museums, and educational and community events worldwide including Amsterdam, Berlin, Cannes, as well as Australia, the UK, and New Zealand. His documentary COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact?, exploring the question of people African descent taking up arms for Confederate South during the American Civil War—if they in fact did, won BEST DOCUMENTARY at the 2013 Pan African International Film Festival in Cannes, France, the Bare Bones International Film Festival, the Black International Cinema Berlin Film Festival, and the Real to Reel International Film Festival. Wyatt’s PRAY FOR ERIC documentary about the rural Western North Carolinians who allegedly supported Atlanta Olympics/abortion clinic serial bomber Eric Rudolph during his FBI evasion won BEST OVERALL at the SkyFest International Script & Film Festival and BEST COMING OF AGE FILM at the Mountain Film Festival. It also was an official selection of both the Black International Cinema Berlin and DocMiami film festivals. Wyatt’s film, NIGGER OR NOT?, exploring the origins, modern contexts and differing opinions regarding black (and white) Americans’ use of the ‘n-word’. It won BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Athens International Film & Video Festival, OUTSTANDING CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT at the Boston International Film Festival, and screened at the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Wyatt also had success with ONE OF A KIND: Rufus Harley – the world’s greatest jazz bagpiper as well as worked various key production crew positions throughout the United States. As part of WyattWorks, LLC, Ken also produces and directs effective and innovative client-based media for online or mobile presentation.
In addition, Ken was hired for various crew positions on many east coast film and video production shoots. He also was a news (and occasional sports) photographer/editor with nearly every major network television affiliate in Rochester, NY. Initially, Wyatt began his career as a jazz radio host/producer and freelance music journalist contributing numerous articles, profiles, and album reviews for various national and international publications including JAZZIZ, CD Review, The Beat, LA Jazz Scene, and many others.
Since 1997, he has been a college-level educator teaching at Temple University, Augusta State University, Hofstra University, and University of New Orleans. In 2007, Professor Wyatt joined East Carolina University’s faculty. Ken earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology from Norfolk State University.
Says Wyatt, “My goal has always been to produce compelling ‘edu-tainment’ and share my passion for media making with others.