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Mateen O. Kemet - Creative Resume

Production - Director / Producer

Short Films


Corporate / Promotional Projects



Directing Other

Production  - Other




Short Films


Additional Writing


Chapman University Film / TV  Scholarship

Marion Knott Fellowship Award (1998-1999).

Chapman University Graduate Film Student of the Year (1999)

Director Guild of America Student Film Award (2002)

Best Performance, Hollywood International Student Film Festival (2003)

Platinum Award, Best Graduate Film Worldfest Houston (2002)

Grand Prize , Fox Searchlab Award , Urban American Filmmakers Workshop (2003)

Grand Prize , Cinematic Image (2003)

Grand Prize, Harvard Black Arts Festival (2003)

Grand Prize, Best Short Feature, Berkeley Film and Video festival  (2003)

Grand prize, Best Short, Junteenth film festival (2004)

2nd place Best short and 2nd place overall, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (2002)

2nd Place, Cine Noir – A Festival of Black film (2003)

2nd Place, First Look Student Film Festival, Denver (2003)

Special Recognition Award, Boston International Film Festival (2003)

Honorable Mention, Best performance, Carolina Film And Video Festival (2004)

Honorable Mention Best Music, Carolina Film and Video Festival (2004)

Special Directors Prize, FESPACO ARTS Festival, Burkina Faso, West Africa (2005)

Rockefeller Foundation Media Artist Fellowship nominee, (2005)

Finalist, 7th place, On the Lot (2007)*


 Masters of Fine Arts –Film Production, Chapman University


* On the Lot is a reality show competition produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett[1]. The show, which airs on FOX, features filmmakers competing in weekly elimination competitions by making 2-3 minute films every week, with the ultimate prize of a one million dollar development deal at DreamWorks. On the Lot premiered May 22, 2007, and airs Tuesdays each week through August ,2007,


The contest structure is similar to that of American Idol, with the initial episodes revealing 50 semi-finalists whom Mr, Spielberg hand picked from a pool of 12,,000 worldwide submissions.  These semi-finalists were then narrowed down competitively to 18 finalists who then competed head to head until the final winner.